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Lee from Singapore asked a question

How do I get rid of a hypopigmented scar after surgery? (photo)

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I am a 21 year old female. I had an open surgery to remove a pilonidal cyst. Now I am left with a hypopigmented scar and it is slightly hypertrophic. What are the options to revise it?

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Dear Lee,

From your picture, it appears that there are 3 components to your scar - it is hypopigmented, widened and hyperthrophic, as well as being depressed in some parts.

Treatment would depend on your requirements and how long ago the pilonidal excision surgery was performed. The definitive treatment of this is a scar revision with a Z-plasty and possibly a small Lindberg flap to correct the depressed components. This would be partially covered by Medisave.

Best Regards,

Dr Samuel Ho

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