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Alexander Rivkin, MD
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I have some scar tissues since 8 years ago due to a car accident. Can the scar tissues be flatten out by kenalog injection?
I had another surgery a year ago about my lip.


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I have some scar tissues since 8 years ago due to a car accident. Can the scar tissues be flatten out by kenalog injection?

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los angeles, CA
United States
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Maybe  January 11, 2013 9:45 AM

Tough to say from the photo, but Kenalog does work well to flatten out raised scars. You would need a face to face consultation to know for sure.

Kenalog Vs PURE 5-FU  January 14, 2013 2:03 PM

Dr. Rivkin I am following your answers and getting interested in you as a possible patient, you answered my chin question and I rebutted with the issue of enlargement due to adding volume to an already larger chin on a female patient (not ideal). Have you ever or do you work with pure 5-FU injections? They are far more "targeted" as they only target abnormal collagen production and does not have that propensity to be unpredictable. It takes a few injections but usually does a better job. I have not found many doctors that do it but I did once, my job causes me to travel a lot so I am impossible in committing to a doctor unfortunately. BTW I do not post pictures because my chin MORTIFIES ME. It is heinous. It is just all scar tissue and abnormal deformed muscle with an implant under it all.



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