What is the best treatment to remove accident scars on the face?

Q. What is the best treatment to remove accident scars on the face?

Answered by
Dr. Vikram Kumar Raja
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 27, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 06, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have a hypertrophic scar on the left side of my face due to a road traffic accident from five years ago. I had undergone a scar revision surgery four years back but, no improvement was seen. So, I had a Z-plasty surgery two years back with a 40 percent improvement. But, it is still visible and I am very conscious about it. Can this be improved further?



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You can try fractional RF (radio-frequency) or laser resurfacing for further improvement. But do not expect complete removal of the scar. A scar once formed will remain forever. You cannot remove it completely. It can only be made less conspicuous at a visible distance which depends on the skin-type also. I need to see the scar to be able to comment further.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the reply. I am dark-skinned. I am not expecting a 100 percent result. More than 50 percent will be satisfactory for me. I am attaching a picture of the scar.



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I saw your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please consider the following: Laser resurfacing, or dermabrasion. In both the treatment options, you will have to be monitored after the procedure, so that you do not develop any pigmentation in that area.

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