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Can my recessed scar be treated?
About 7 years ago I got an infection from a cut on the middle of my shin that went really deep (almost to the bone) and left a recessed circular scar about 1cm in diameter. It is quite unsightly and I would like some sort of treatment to raise it to the surface and level with the surrounding skin. Would laser or collagen treatment work? And would I be able to get permanent results?



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Scar treatment  January 16, 2013 5:54 AM

I have been having good success with a technique known as platelet fibrin matrix injection. It uses growth factors from your own body to induce healing and has been showing promise in scar treatment. Find a local surgeon with experience and talk with them. Best luck- Dr S

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Try Juvederm  January 16, 2013 9:54 AM

I would try a hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm first. Even though it is a temporary filler, it does tend to stimulate collagen growth in the area injected and can have permanent effects. It is also the cheapest and easiest treatment for this. But do find an injector with experience. Hope that helps.



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