I lost a piece of face skin due to an accident on 8/28/15.How aggressive/gentle should I be massage the scar & how often?(photo)
Los Angeles, CA
1 year ago
After removing stitches, proper care, would closure, 2 months of applying NewGel ointment 2x/daily and silicon sheeting, 1 injection of Kenalog 10, the scar is less red, flatter, softer and looks better overall. A few days after the injection, the scar is becoming firmer and tighter again due to the skin loss, pulling the left side of my lip up. Do you have suggestions, options or clients with a similar situation that had a great outcome? If so, what were the procedures/timing? Thank you so much
Doctor Answers 2
Every doctor will have differing opinions. It generally takes about 6 months for your scar to heal.
Every doctor will have differing opinions. It generally takes about 6 months for your scar to heal. Find a doctor you trust and follow their recommendations.
Thick scar on lip
You need to go back to see your doctor as soon as possible. I would consider the following treatments:
Massage of the scar
Kenalog injection- likely repeat
Pulsed dye laser
Surgical revision with scar lengthening procedures such as Z-plasty
Best of luck with your recovery.
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