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This forehead scar is a result of shingles and is about 5-6 weeks old. It's an idented scar. I was given Retin A by my doc but I have not seen an improvement. I am literally missing skin here. Can anyone tell me if plastic surgery is needed? Thanks in advance.

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los angeles, CA
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  Wait for the scar to mature, then see
December 31, 2012 3:02 PM

Once the scar is mature after six months or so, you can see what needs to be done. Chances are that it will improve by then to some degree. At that point, if it is still red you can use a (more)
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June 8, 2019 5:01 AM


I have an indented scar on my forehead from shingles that looks identical to yours. I was wondering what you did to help with the healing process and what it looks like now. I recently saw a dermatologist who suggested surgery or laser scar treatment. I am going to wait until the scar is 6 months and take it from there.

Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!



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