Will silicone gel help with a depressed scar?
San Francisco, CA
1 year ago
I recently acquired a somewhat depressed rolling scar from a mole removal. It's been about a month and the scar is still fairly red. My derm told me to apply Biocorneum silicone gel to it, however, I've read it's not effective on depressed/atrophic scars. Is this correct? What else can I apply to help with the redness/depression?
Doctor Answers 2
I suggest a silicone gel with growth factors and you can start vascular laser treatments like yellow laser or pulsed dye laser at this time. Best, Dr. Emer.
Atrophic scars respond well to collagen stimulating treatments. However, Plato's Scar Serum or Biocorneum can reduce the inflammatory phase of scar maturation.
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