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Anonymous asks:
I have a scar I had gotten since childhood on my forehead, it is eembarrassing and I have been covering it up with my bangs. The question is can scars on the forehead be surgically removed or correct.

On: 09/23/2013 06:56 pm

To doctors from: Texas

Category: Forehead

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Answers

DrRobertWilcox on 09/24/2013 06:37 pm wrote:
Forehead scars can be revised by excising the scar the full thickness of the skin, then undermining (lifting) the opposing edges and resewing them now under less traumatic conditions than when you sustained the injury. In addition, Scar Recovery Gel and/or silicone gel tape can be used post-operatively to help the healing.

The best results are when the scars on the forehead are horizontal and oriented the same direction as the natural wrinkles present or anticipated in the future.

I hope this has been helpful.

Robert D. Wilcox, MD
DrWesleyMyers on 09/24/2013 05:08 pm wrote:
Scar revision is a surgical procedure performed to improve the way a scar looks. Scars cannot be removed entirely. The objective of scar revision is to make a scar less severe, less noticeable, and camouflage the scar within the natural skin creases and shadows of the body. I recommend that you make an appointment with a plastic surgeon to have the scar evaluated for possible revision.
DrConstanceBarone on 09/24/2013 04:20 pm wrote:
Unfortunately scars can never be totally removed. They can be improved with surgical revision, laser and fillers Have it evaluated to see what can be done. Best of luck