I was burned by a dentist 6 months ago and still have a very noticeable bump? (Photos)
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Plato's Scar Serum to a lip scar followed by surgery
You will likely need surgical scar revision. I would start with application of Plato's Scar serum at this point.
Johnson C. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery
Scar on Face -- Lasers (Fraxel, Co2, Erbium), Microneedling/PRP, Subcision, Surgical Revision
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Hi and thank you for your question. I'm so sorry you are going through this and I completely understand your concern. First of all, you have a really pretty mouth, and a stranger on the street probably isn't noticing the lump. But what's important is how you feel about your appearance, not what others may or may not notice. If you feel like the lump is slowly getting better, I'd recommend leaving it alone for now and letting the wound continue to mature. That looks like it was a pretty significant burn, and your body is working hard to heal it. The puffiness you see is a lump of scar tissue. It will take about a year from the injury for it to fully evolve. It's hard to apply scar dressings to lips because of moisture and movement. But in the meantime, you can try a thin layer of topical silicone-based ointment/cream (it's inert but try not to ingest it.)When you reach the point where the wound is no longer changing/improving, and if you still feel uncomfortable, a minor scar revision might improve the bumpy appearance. Excising the scar in an elliptical shape that leaves a flat, straight line scar parallel to the vertical lines of your lip may be an improvement to the circular scar you currently have. I'd recommend waiting a few more months to let the scar mature, then seeing a plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon in your area and see whether she/he feels that an improvement is possible. Definitely keep us posted about your progress.Sincerely,Dr. Weintraub