Getting Rid of Scar Below the Belly Button

I have a zipper-like scar from my belly button down. I'm looking to get rid of this scar. Is there something that can be done?

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Abdominal scars can be treated

Abdominal scars and belly button scars can be surgically revised and improved with excision and layered closure.  I also perform fractional co2 on some of these scars.

Abdominal scars can be treated

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Abdominal scars and belly button scars can be surgically revised and improved with excision and layered closure.  I also perform fractional co2 on some of these scars.

Scar below belly button

If the scar is an immature, raised, red or pink scar. Laser/light treatments (with the pulsed-dye laser or IPL can be beneficial. If the scar is a mature, white scar (generally older than 1 year), you may want to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss surgical scar revision.

Good luck.

Bryan K. Chen, MD
San Diego Dermatologist
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Scar below belly button

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If the scar is an immature, raised, red or pink scar. Laser/light treatments (with the pulsed-dye laser or IPL can be beneficial. If the scar is a mature, white scar (generally older than 1 year), you may want to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss surgical scar revision.

Good luck.

Bryan K. Chen, MD
San Diego Dermatologist

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