I have a scar on my face from some abnormal hormonal whisker growth. (the black whiskers were like hair brush bristles) I killed the hair folicals with lazer but have a scar now from the year long ordeal. The bad part was is it was in a wrinkle which was made worst with my menopausally fragil skin. And now, the good part is, the wrinkle will help hide the scar but it 's wider than the wrinkle and very noticable unless I'm smiling. Anything I can do to help minimize the scar and speed up the healing on the very last & deepest part at the very top?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 50
I clean it 3x's a day and I try to rub the scar in circular motions at least twice daily to break up the scar tissue. I finish with anti-biotic ointment and a 'pencil eraser sized' band-aid, the sticky part, that I cut to cover that last part so I can tap concealer over it without getting it in the wound.
Hi. I will do my best to advise. However, please note that this does not substitute an in-person consultation with a doctor.If it is a scar you have, this is unlikely to respond to any medical treatments. The best way to treat scars is to either have LASER treatment or have collagen filler treatment which will lift up the scars and make them less prominent. You would have to see a cosmetic surgeon for this.
how much do you think that would cost (just ball park figure) and what are you thoughts on imiquimod cream 5%.
Imiquimod does not help scars. If you go for collagen fillers, expect to pay around 100$ every 4-6 months or so as the filler only lasts for so long. LASER treatment on the other hand may cost around 1000$, but is more permanent.
is there anything that I can do that will help it? Please................
I think you are doing the right thing by regularly massaging the area. n my experience tretinoin 0.05% cream (available via amazon), applied 1-2 times/day can help with early scars. Since your scar is deep it might not work that well, but probably is worth giving it a shot, if you cannot afford fillers/LASER.
MRCP (London, UK), CCT-Dermatology (UK).