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Shave scar off or excise it?

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If you had an elevated scar on your face, would you have it shaved off, or excised? If the scar is shaved off, it will ideally, leave a flat white scar.

Excision would leave a line scar, as I understand it.

Which is the better option, and why?

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When I have had moles shaved off, they usually leave a raised white scar. The PS says the scar on my face would be flat, but my concern is that it will still be elevated. So excision, where the scar should definitely be flat, seems like the better option to me.

If I don't want an elevated scar, is excision the better option, or am I missing something?

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It looks like you have a hypertrophic (raised) scar. You might want to check into getting the scar injected with steroids by a dermatologist. It will flatten the scar. You also might consider silicone pads or creams. Check with your local Pharmacist.

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