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slightly raised scar

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slightly raised scar

Postby chewie14 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:21 am

Hello!!! i have a slightly raised 1/2 inch scar below my nose from a dog bite when i was 6 (i am 24 now) i was wondering what would be the best type of laser to use and would i need more than 1 treatment. my ps said that the laser would kinda of "sand" my scar off..im not sure what laser tho. my scar is not lighter or darker than my surrounding skin...any advice would be very helpful b4 i do this! thanks!!
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:01 pm

i would start with kenalog injections to flatten out the scar.
i would wait for the laser until after the scar flatten out.
hope that helps
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