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How do I get rid of surgical scars? (Beauty query of the day)

Dr Shefali Trasi Nerurkar provides an answer for this beauty query.

Written by Dr Shefali Trasi Nerurkar |Published : December 26, 2013 10:27 AM IST

surgical scarsAround 12 years ago, I met with an accident due to which I got six stitches on my face. They left a scar after healing. I'd like to know if I get rid of these scars from my face. Kindly suggest options I can consider.

Answered by Dr Shefali Trasi Nerurkar

In order to get rid of surgical scars, a CO2 fractional laser is the best option as it shows promising results. But multiple sittings may be required depending upon the severity of the scars. If the scar is small in size, you can also opt for a scar revision surgery which gives very good results. (Read: Peel off years from your face with laser skin resurfacing)

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It is best to visit a cosmetologist who can monitor the scars and advise a treatment based on his/her observation.

Dr Shefali Trasi Nerurkar is a skin specialist with three years of PG training in dermatology, venerology and leprology. She practises at various clinics and hospitals in Mumbai. She is the daughter of celebrity dermatologist Dr Shrilata Suresh Trasi. Dr Shefali is also a member of the European Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Dermatology.

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