I have a indented scratch scar on my cheek. Its not red just indented. What treatment will remove this? I really hate it.
Scar Removal Treatment for Indented Scars?
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Treating depressed or indented scars
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.
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.
John Di Saia MD
Many treatment options for indented scars
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?
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