Is It Possible to Completely Remove Chicken Pox Scars on the Face?

Sir, I had chicken pox when I was 11. Now I'm 22, there are 6 chicken pox scars on my face. Can you please tell me, is there any way to completely remove them ?

Doctor Answers 3

Chicken Pox scars and treatment

The only way to completely remove them is to excise them. This would replace a divot or depressed scar with a linear scar. Other alternatives which have been performed but generally produce less desireable results are subcision with fillers or excsion with punc grafting and subsequent dermabrasion. Lasers or peels have litttle to offer, in my opinion.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Improvement is possible

Improvement is possible. If you have six scars, possibly filler is the way to go. If you have only one or two, then excision is probably my treatment of choice. 

I have linked a quick web - video to show you how I perform chicken pox scar revision. 

all the best

Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
BRISBANE, Australia. 

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
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Scar revision for chicken pox scars

Percutaneous scar release, laser resurfacing, and excision are three modalities to remove and improve chicken pox scars in my practice.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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