I was wondering what is my best route to take on this scar to make it less visible. I was thinking maybe punch excision is my best bet? I am tan, arab, and don't ever really scar. I have tried microdermabrasion and it didnt really even make a difference, now I am considering a type of surgery to remove it. Thanks!
What is the Best Route to Remove This Chicken Pox Scar? (photo)
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Fraxel Laser for Chicken Pox Scars
Your scar is larger than many chicken pox scars, and moderately atrophic. Punch excision is a reasonable option when other alternatives have failed.
I, too, would recommend (fractional) Fraxel laser resurfacing. It won’t remove the scar completely, but can help blend it and reduce the contour depression. Fraxel laser resurfacing may provide enough improvement that you will be satisfied without surgery.
I would prep your skin with a bleaching agent (ex: 4% hydroquinone) prior to the laser procedures to reduce the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation; this will suppress pigment formation to reduce the risk of pigment darkening in the area following resurfacing. Sun protection, during the treatment period is also worthwhile for the same reasons.
Chicken Pox Scar Treatment
Hi Ramil. You have a few different options, but the one we would try first is fractional laser resurfacing. If you try cutting the scar out you are trading one scar for another. If you try fractional resurfacing you can improve the texture without resigning yourself to another surgery scar.
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