My daughter who is currently 5.5 years old (Caucasian) hit her forehead two years ago and had two skin lacerations that required stitches. Both scars are now whiter than the surrounding skin and are quite visible. She has a skin that tends to tan really well and I noticed that most of her body scars tend to become hypopigmented as well.
We have taken her for a plastic surgeon consultation shortly after the accident and he told to put vitamin E oil, massage the scars and put SPF daily. We have done all of that in addition to the silicone sheeting that we use nightly. We were told that children scars heal well and we have seen other children whose scars are barely visible but for our daughter the lack of pigment is the issue and anyone looking at her forehead can see the scars right away. She is still really young but we would like to see if there is anything that can be done about hypo pigmentation at this age. We would be willing to try laser, creams, microneedling or anything else you might suggest for us before she gets older and children start teasing her at school.
For now she is unaware of her scars but we have noticed other people pulling up her bangs to get a closer look at her forehead and we know it is only a matter of time before she understands what they are looking at. We will be scheduling an in-person consultation with you but also wanted to get your input on whether you have had any success at all in treating those stubborn hypo pigmented scars. Thank you.