Scar Removal Treatment for Indented Scars?

I have a indented scratch scar on my cheek. Its not red just indented. What treatment will remove this? I really hate it.

Doctor Answers 4

Treating depressed or indented scars

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There are various treatment options for indented scars. The options should be reviewed with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Your options include: laser resurfacing or dermabrasion, surgical excision/scar revision, or chemical &/or physical subcision. Another option would be injection of a filler under the scar to lift it out. Talk to your doctor about your best option as far as safety, effectiveness, and cost. If there are any colour issues, then a laser can be used as an adjunct.

Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

Evaluation first.....

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To figure what to do to improve a scar, an evaluation by an experienced surgeon is required. You might be a candidate for a scar revision operation.

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John Di Saia MD

John P. Di Saia, MD
Orange Plastic Surgeon

Many treatment options for indented scars

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There are many modalities to correct indented scars. From scar revision, multiple z plasties, fillers, ILP, laserbrasion, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or any combinations of these. Go see well qualified and boarded Plastic Surgeons so an in person evaluation of the 'indented scar" can be done.

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It is difficult to suggest what to do without examining you and getting a proper history. It is unusual for a simple scratch to cause a depression. Is there swelling around the region or is it truly depressed?

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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