How is excision for ice pick scars performed?Acne & Scars Skin, Hair & Nails
Hi, I have a deep and wide ice pick scar on my nose measuring around 3 mm. I was wondering how excision of ice pick scars are performed, and what is the recovery like? Thanks.
Thank you for your question. Excision of ice pick scars can be performed by a doctor or dermatologist experienced in skin surgery. A quick numbing injection will numb the area completely. The ice pick area can then be cut out surgically and a few stitches applied to close the wound.
The stitches are typically removed after 1 week. Initially, the new scar will be very pink and obvious. Over 3-6 months this will usually fade to a fine line. The new scar can also be lasered after stitch removal for better healing in a shorter time. Hope this helps!
Dr Stephanie Ho, Dermatologist
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