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Thank you for your question. The type of treatment suitable for the scars would depend on the location of and the type of scars that are present. Scars could be keloidal, hypertrophic, widened, depressed; and may be hypo or hyper-pigmented.
If your scars are keloidal, then serial corticosteriod injections in combination with small amounts of botulinum toxin prior to surgical revision would be ideal.
If your scars are hypertrophic rather than keloidal, then serial corticosteriod injections would suffice. Widened and depressed scars require surgical revision.
If hyperpigmentation is the only issue, then a variety of lasers could help to lighten it.
Hypopigmented scars require surgical revision or tattooing.
I hope this answers your question.
Dr Samuel Ho
Allure Plastic Surgery
As Dr Samuel pointed out, different scars require different treatment modalities. Hypertrophic scars benefit from steroid injections and also certain fractional lasers.
Fractional ablative lasers like the CO2 or Erbium-Yag achieve very good results on clinical studies but are accompanied by much downtime.
The latest fractional non-ablative lasers such as the Erbium-Glass and Thulium (found on platforms like the De Oro Dual/Fraxel Dual/Sellas Evo/LaseMD) provide good cosmetic outcomes for such scars too with minimal downtime.
My advice is to find an aesthetic practitioner who has experience with using various modalities for scar treatment.
Hope this helps.