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I have attached photos of facial scarring received following an knife attack , bearing in mind the location they are causing me the upmost of distress. what would you suggest ? the scar near my mouth on my cheek is hypertrophic not keloid. the little one near my eaye is not hypertrophic but is a bit depressed what do you sujest, they were both sustained at the same time. can cosmetic tatooing fix loss of pigment ?
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hi, sorry to hear what has happened to you. for the depressed scar, the best option is a formal geometric broken line repair to improve it. if you would like to try something more conservative, a facial filler could be used but it would ultimately not be as effective as a GBLR. as far as your hypertrophic scar is concerned, i would first inject it with 5FU a few times to get it as flat as possible. i would then recommend a GBLR as well if possible to get most of it improved. Any remaining pigmentary areas could be tattooed by an expert tattoo person. i have someone who works with me in Dallas that does this but that would be the last step in my opinion. best, s.
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