What Procedure Can Minimize Chicken Pox Scar?

i had chickenpox and there is a dent on my nose between eyes right side, what procedure can eliminate this scar or reduce its appearance also how to minimize its redness.tnx

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Chicken pox scar

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  I think that treatment with a filler will likely give you substantial improvement.  This could be combined with a resurfacing procedure such as a chemical peel or a laser treatment.

Saint Petersburg Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Chicken pox scar treatment

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I agree with Dr. Enzer that surgical treatment is usually requred for chicken pox scars and that laser therapy may play an adjunctive role but is not sufficient as a stand-alone treatment.  Some patients seek temporary relief from injectable fillers such as Restylane.

Brian Biesman, MD
Nashville Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Chicken Pox Scars

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Chicken pox scars are deep, and thus any treatment must include release of scar tissue under the surface skin and placement of a mid-level skin graft (subcision with dermal graft).  However there is also usually damage to the surface skin layer, and thus most patients benefit from a secondary treatment with a resurfacing laser.  If only the laser treatment is done, the scar will still be deep compared to the surrounding skin.  Sometimes, even despite our best efforts, there is a limit to how much improvement we can achieve, as some unpredictability. 

Yoash R. Enzer, MD

Yoash R. Enzer, MD, FACS
Providence Oculoplastic Surgeon

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