William B. Rosenblatt, M.D.
I am a 34 year old African-American female. I have a scar on my face near my eye and under my neck from a burn accident when I was nine months old. What would be the best procedure to remove these scars? They are slightly raised, but I have been told that I do not have keloid skin.
There is no easy answer to your question. The plastic surgeon would need to see the scars, their size, quality and location prior to telling you what to do. Many options are available - too numerous to list without seeing the patient in person. The best thing to do is to set up an appointment with a plastic surgeon so that he/she can assess the quality of the scars and suggest what to do. Scars can often be improved, but they are not totally erased.