What is the Best Way to Treat an Old Chicken Pox Scar ?

I have an slightly raised, discolored,chicken pox scar that I've had on my chest since 5 years old. What is the best treatment to diminish its appearance? Will any over-the-counter products help ?

Doctor Answers 1

Chicken Pox Scars

I recommend the CROSS technique, which stands for chemical reconstruction of skin scars.  It involves the application of TCA 9acid) with a toothpick in the deepest portion of the scar.  This will make your body producen collagen.  Repeating the CROSS procedure three or more times can greatly improve the scar.

Other techniques include:

- subsicision

- punch removal and suturing

- punch grafting

- resurfacing with laser

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