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Do I need to use any creams or surgery for scar occurred by stitches on my forehead ?

Hello, I got a scar occurred by stitches on my forehead since my 5 years old . It like 5mm long but the problem its that is not a flat scar, Its a bit deep and i wonder if that happened due to bad stitches or bad removal of them and how i can improve it make it less noticeable ? Do i have to use any creams or something like that ? Or a surgery is the best solution ? Please advice me what it would be better for me because its so annoying to have a scar on your forehead ;/ Thank you in advance
Fri, 13 May 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear Alex ! Thank you for choosing health care magic. I agree partially with you in terms of types of stitches. Most of the times it is because of skin nature and types of stitches. If they are annoying you cosmetically consider visiting a plastic surgeon. Based upon the examination he can advise you the best possible option.
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Hi!Alex ,
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

Alex,you have nicely described your scar,that makes my job easy.
Since its a depressed linear scar ,what you need is just to get it raised .You have three options here -
1) Lasers ,likes Erbium or co2 laser resurfacing ,which would gradually raise the scar by collagen re modelling.Multiple sessions might be required to get desired result.
2) By Collagen Fillers - like restylane or perlane.These are tiny injections which are given over the spot to raise the lesion.This would give you nearly 100% result ,but would be temporary . Depending upon where you live ,if you can get a permanent filler ,then it would give you a long lasting effect.
3) Get a fat transplantation done over the area .This again would give you good result.
So,you should meet a dermatologist and see what all facilities he has and how much experienced he is in giving these injections pr lasers.

I hope this would help you find a good competent dermatologist and select a good option for yourself.

regards,
Dr.chawda
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