Had excision on \ arm by a dermatologist 2years ago for an atypical tiny beauty mark and had a reaction to the dissolvable stitches. They pulled apart the incision, got red and itchy and was left with a crater and hypertrophic scar. He injected 2x to reduce the raised area and gave me wound healing cream. Perhaps I should have been more patient, rather than rushing into the injections of Kenalog, based on your truthfull assessment and dangers of this type of approach. I think I would have been left with a depression anyway from the excision itself, and the fact that the wound really did not close. But I was left with a small crater & extreme redness.Had 1 laser treatment to reduce redness & 2 Fraxel to smooth out the area. Saw dermatologist who used Restalyne - perhaps that it would fill in by making my own collagen before using Silikon to fill it in. Now is it is two years later-- still red, although smaller in size, somewhat shiny, depressed and of course the Restalyne lasted maybe 4 weeks-I want Silikon now for filler, but if I need add'l laser for redness..can it be done after Silikon? PDL for red/purple reduction?