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How to Remove a Scar Under the Eye?
Scars cannot be removed. They can be modified and placed in relaxed skin tension lines to be less noticeable. Consider a consult with one of the members of the ASAPS to determine your options and the best course of treatment. Best,
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS
Although scars can never be completely removed, often they can be revised to improve their appearance. A deep scar can usually be improved by removing the scar and suturing the skin to create a flatter, less noticeable appearance. The results are often better than at the time of the original laceration repair because the surrounding skin is much healthier at the time of revision and the procedure can be done more precisely.
Susan D. Vasko, MD, FACS