I had stitches in my top lip after an accident. How can I get rid of the scar? (Photo)

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Lip scar expert in Los Angeles

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Our office specializes in scar revision. For your lip scar, the most likely options include topical therapy with Plato's Scar Serum, fractional laser, and surgical re-excision and layered closure. 

Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews


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From the looks of your pics it looks like your scar is healing up well.  On the lip itself, you need to massage it like a marble to break up the scar tissue and give it some time to heal.

Lip Scar Needs Revision

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I have no idea what the circumstances were surrounding the original injury or repair, but if I saw this scar in my office I would suggest we attempt revision.  It is thickened and interrupts the hair distribution making it more obvious.
I suggest you find a local Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to excise this scar and re-approximate the wound edges carefully in multiple layers.  There is a risk that the scar could develop poorly again, but you surely deserve a chance to make this one better.
Good Luck!

Thomas P. Sterry, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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This is a difficult scar to correct

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Thanks for your question and photos – this is a difficult scar to correct. You need to make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon or the equivalent in your country. Whether a scar revision is appropriate or lasers can be used, this needs to be evaluated carefully and carefully treated. Fractional lasers can work here – by skilled providers.

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