I had an auto accident that left me with a very large, noticeable scar on my forehead. Do you use tissue expander to correct this? How long is the process?
I have not had to use tissue expanders on forehead lacerations in some time. If there is a large and unsightly scar of the forehead that is not in a linear pattern, then the tissue may need to be removed and in order to close the would it is possible that tissue expansion would be necessary prior to removing the scar tissue. I would really have to see the extent of the scarring before I could tell you if tissue expansion would be necessary. If I do have to perform tissue expansion, the process would last about 8 weeks, depending upon the size of the scar.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld