This section of the forum is dedicated to discussions on managing, treating, and correcting acne scarring. (Of note, Dr. Lam is focused principally on acne scarring rather than on managing the ongoing condition of acne, which a dermatologist would be better equipped to address.)
thanks so much for your time Dr. Lam, i was injured playing basketball a couple of years ago, i was elbowed in the eye and suffered a half an inch cut between my eye and brow, almost how a boxer gets cut during a fight...since then, its become an indented or depressed atrophic scar, i would like to get it improved to where its not indented or just less noticeable, can you please help me with this? again, thanks so much, i really apreciate and respect you, your work and your time, have a great day. p.s. i will try and post pictures of the injury on here if thats ok.
hi, yes, please post photos. that will help immensely for me and for others (and of course for you). i would say that a scar revision done by proper hands would be the best maneuver. if the scar still does not look as good as possible after a scar revision and there is some hair loss there, we might need to do a hair transplant into it but i doubt it (i.e., if the scar falls into the hair eyebrow i take it). best, sml
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery