Is CO2 laser good for this atrophic scar or should I consider a plastic surgery? (photos)
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Scarring and lasers...
The history notes that you picked this area only a month ago...so first point is to of course stop irritating the area and let it heal as best it will. Chances are that will be all that is needed. Yes the CO2 laser is an option that may be used to help "smudge" the lines of demarcation between the scar and normal skin. You may need a second laser to reduce redness (erythema) such as the pulsed dye laser. This plan is only if you allow it to heal for a few months and are still not happy. Surgery is always possible but I would reserve this as your last option - you must also consider that you would have a scar if you have the area excised which poses additional risks.
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