How to get rid of white chicken pox scars (depressed and hypopigmented)? (photo)

I have a single, white pigmented chicken pox scar, possibly from 20 years ago, on my forehead. I am a male patient. What should I do about this? I have read about microneedling/dermapen, LACA, punch elevation, or even excision/subcision but I am not sure. Also, what would the estimated cost be in my area (San Francisco)? Also, who would the best doctors be? Could a RN do this or only MD? In addition, how apparent would the scar from treatment be if I had excision/subcision done?
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Doctor Answers 2

You're on the right track--lasers, microneedling/prp, subcision, fillers for chicken pox scars

Yes, this can be improved with a combination of lasers, microneedling/prp, subcision and fillers. I recommend a formal consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist for best results. Cost will vary, but see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Isolated forehead scar

The simplest and most reliable approach would be a horizontal fusiform excision with plastic repair. It should leave a minimally detectible scar. 

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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