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I’ve tried a lot for this scar.. I am looking for excision.. I do not think fat grafting will help.. doctor opinion please.. I’m in Michigan looking for a surgeon to operate on this..

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@Linds293 The FAQ is in the main scar treatments sub, pinned, ... find the doctors recommendations at the bottom. It looks like a box car, punch excision might work but this is a tricky area. botox is a must. I would only see a plastic surgeon to do a excision. There is facial stress in this area from muscles, arteries, movements, and the forehead heals pretty terrible. Plastic surgeons can be found on realself.com and yelp. 

A Alternative to try before cutting is... 

A bit of filler can also be done - soft filler, make a bump and press down on it to smooth it out, subcision using that needle, and some laser to smooth the scar wall out.

 

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If I don’t find someone to do excision would a deep chemical peel help this?

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@Linds293 To be clear I would not do excision here. This spot has high traffic, muscle movement, vascularity, etc. Botox is a must! Goto Dr Rullan if you would like to use something like chemical peels and manual techniques. 

You can try to peel it yourself, but be aware it will widen a bit which is normal and soften the area if you spot treat it. The forehead heals terribly compared to other parts of the body, ... a bit of filler as I mentioned above would help as well and subcision with the needle used to botox or do filler. 

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I wish there was a way around excision like punch grafting but this scar is severe.. if you name it I’ve tried it.. it severely distorts the eyebrows.. I have a surgeon suggesting to convert the scar to an ellipse. I’d be much happier without this huge hole in my forehead.. the incision will run parallel and I’ll get botox to freeze the area so that if I move my face which I probably won’t it won’t affect the healing process.. but honestly I’ll probably just keep putting silicon sheets on it for the first three months or so especially since I have the summer off work. But yes if punch grafting were to be possible I’d have tried it, anything else I’ve tried it. It’s filled up with fat as you can see from fat grafting which looks a bit more natural than the filler I have tried but I mean the fillers may have had more impact yes.. I don’t look very happy as I have been sick and tired of looking for the right surgeon.. it’s been very stressful and I will be happy to finally get this ridiculous looking scar turned into a surgical line!

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@Linds293 It actually does not look severe in the picture. Has it been subcised several times? But if you wish to just have a linear scar off to the side of the Glabella there then I understand. You know the risks it sounds like. Please have this done only by a plastic surgeon and goto a few of them for consult, this could be a mess if you just let any Dr do it. 

You can look for plastic surgeons on Realself.com

 

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