How to get rid of chicken pox scars that leave a hole? (photo)Acne & Scars Skin, Hair & Nails
Male, had chicken pox when I was 18. It left holes on my face. How can I get rid of these chicken pox scars?
Just as a little addition to my colleague's fine recommendations -
Fillers such as hyaluronic acid or other strong collagen stimulators (Radiesse etc) help to lift and synergistically treat the atrophic, depressed scar, producing definitively better short and long term results.
I strongly recommend the addition of such a modality when managing the above concern to produce more pleasing outcomes.
Dr Shane Tan
My colleagues have given all very good advice.
However something for you to also consider is minor surgery. The scar is in the middle of your forehead in a circular fashion.
With Minor surgery under local anesthetic would result in a scar that would be a small horizontal line that would be sitting along with your forehead lines thus making it barely visible over time. This is a cheaper and faster alternative however there will be downtime and is invasive.
Thank you for the close up photo of your chicken pox scar over your forehead.
This is a depressed box-scar type of scar that is moderately deep.
The key to successful treatment of the scar is to combine several effective treatments to target the scar from all angles.
The best treatments to remove chicken pox scars in Singapore include:
- to stimulate collagen remodelling
- Fractional CO2 lasers (treats up to 1.5mm deep scars)
- Fractional RF with Microneedling devices like INFINI RF (treats up to 3.5mm deep scars)
2. Deep Chemical Peels
- to remodel collagen at the base of the scar
- e.g TCA Cross
3. Subcision + Filler
- Subcision frees the tethered scars
- Filler acts as a buffer to prevent the scars from reforming.
Speak to a doctor who focuses on treating scars for best results.
Hope that this helps!
Dr Justin Boey
Thank you for the photo.
From the photo, I would recommend a combination of Subscision + fractional eCO2/ HA Fillers.
These treatments will help to release the scar, break the thick fibrous bands up and stimulate collagen to smooth the skin and make the scar less depressed.
Fillers have the benefit of immediate results but are not permanent, lasting up to a year on average.
Do consult your doctor on the pros and cons of each treatment.
All the best!