I have a burn on my lower face on one side. It is over a year old now. What procedure do you think is best for reducing this scar, dermabrasion or the laser resurfacing? Will the pinkness of the scar go away after the procedure?
Scar revision for skin burns can be very challenging. Burns of the face are difficult to camouflage and revise for obvious reasons. The most important thing is to let the scar mature which you have done. The size of the scar, meaning the surface area and not just the length will also play a role in how the scar can be revised. Dermabrasion or laser resurfacing may be used to decrease the appearance of the scar, but, I would have to see the scar to really know what we are dealing with. The pinkness of the scar will fade over time, but, only to a certain degree. I would be happy to see you in consultation so that I can more thoroughly evaluate your scar and decide the best course of action.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld