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Barbara from Singapore asked a question

How can I flatten a raised white scar on my chin?

I was left with a raised, white soft scar on my chin after acne. It completely disappears when I stretch the skin. What is the name of this type of scar, and how can it be treated and flattened? Thank you!

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Dr Kellyn Shiau
Aesthetic
Singapore
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Dr Kellyn Shiau
Aesthetic
Singapore
(4 Ratings)
Answered on Thu Jul 05 2018 09:40:11 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Hi Barbara,

Based on your description, the raised scar on your chin could be either a keloid scar or a hypertrophic scar. It may be best to consult a doctor so that he/she can have a look. 

Keloid scars/ Hypertrophic scars can be treated with steroid injections. This helps to flatten the scar. Depending on the size and thickness of the scar, a few sessions may be required. 

Hope this helps!

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Dr David Deng
Aesthetic
Singapore
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Dr David Deng
Aesthetic
Singapore
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Answered on Fri Jul 06 2018 03:38:55 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Hi Barbara,

From your description, it appears that the scar is either a keloid or hypertrophic scar.

Treatment options:

1) Steroid injections at correct dose and concentration

2) Non-ablative and ablative fractional lasers

It will be best to provide a picture/ seek a consult with a doctor who has interest and the experience in acne scar treatment.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Dr David Deng

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Dr Kelvin Chua
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Dr Kelvin Chua
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Answered on Tue Jul 10 2018 17:46:34 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Hi, white raised scars with borders are hypertrophic scars. If the raised scar is red and have no borders, then it may be keloids (horror horror). Usually such scars are treated conservatively with steroid injections. 

Wound revision is only considered if we are sure you are not prone to hypertrophic scar, the location is good and that the very fact that you had that scar is due to poor closure and wound care and that your other wounds healed very well. Anyway see a doctor who has experience to assess those scars. Hope that helps.

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