Our expert says:
Hi Joey, thank you for the question and I am glad you are finding the forum informative.
This is a difficult question to answer over the net as ideally one would need to examine the scars before deciding on the best treatment options.
Generally speaking a number of options exist but in saying that the degree of improvement is dependent on the depth of the scar, the type of scar, and the degree of underlying tethering by scar tissue.
Fractional skin resurfacing treatments (Fraxel, Sublative Rejuvenation, etc. ) can improve scars considerably but preparing the skin prior to the treatments with vitamin A may help even further. There is nothing stopping you starting off with a topical approach (Vitamin A) or chemical peels (glycolic, TCA, etc.) and then deciding on a laser treatment at a later stage. Occasionally one can get improvement with dermal fillers if there is not too much underlying tethering.
Your best option would be to see a dermatologist (with a special interest on the cosmetic side of the skin) or an aesthetic medical practitioner who can examine the scars and give you the best treatment option/s.
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