How do I flatten this raised scar? (photos)
San Diego, CA
11 months ago
I don't know if this is actually considered a hypertrophic scar or not. It's a result of a big gash above my lip that required stitches. The rest of the scar healed in a flat, fine line, but the raised portion I'd like to flatten and make less noticeable. I've been using scar patches for 3 months, with some missed days here and there. What would be the best options to treat this? Thanks
Doctor Answers 2
This can be improved with lasers, subcision, and microtattoing. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer.
question and I'm sorry that you're experiencing these problems after a injury. You can expect the scar to flattened by itself overtime however manual massage on the scar will make it flatten and faster. If it six months it is still raised, a small amount of injectable steroids like kenalog can flatten it as well.
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