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Topic Title: new surgical scar
Created On: 06/22/2012 12:33 PM
 03/27/2013 11:45 AM

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Marie, some people experience fat reduction in their hands and face as they age. When these areas are also scarred, the appearance is not a welcomed one.

Doctors can now transfer fat from the stomach or thighs to the hands and face to reduce thinning and scar visibility. Sometimes they include Platelet Rich Plasma to encourage faster healing. I'm certainly not ready for a procedure such as this, but it is nice to know that it can be done.

Has anyone ever had fat transfer? Were you pleased with the results?
 09/27/2012 11:18 AM

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Thank you, Michelle, that is good information to know. I have a minor scar on my hand. If I do choose to treat the area with a laser, I will be certain to make sure the doctor does not do too many passes. As the years go on, I can see the skin thinning on my hands. The veins are much more visible, and fat pads appear to be diminishing. Because some lasers have been linked to a reduction of fat, at least that is what I think I read, I would not want any more fat being lost.
 07/30/2012 04:42 PM

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Michelle, do you have any information concerning laser therapy effectiveness for old scars? The majority of my scars, except for the minor burn scars from the stove and iron (and the one above my left eyebrow from when I hit my head on the nightstand) are at least twenty years old. I have often wondered if lasers could help the older, surgical scars. If lasers are a viable option, which type of laser might be best on the scars that have been there for some time?
 07/13/2012 10:49 AM

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Hi Donna! Those are great questions. [br][br]For surgical scars, different surgeons say different things, and it also varies on the surgery, so you should ask your doctor. It typically ranges between 1 and 6 months. [br][br]Thinner skin on the back of the hands can be treated with laser surgery. It's just treated differently (with fewer passes and lower energy output). It's also important to do a test spot first, but that's true for any laser surgery.[br][br]You can find more information here: [url=/education_center/laser_scar_removal][/url]
 06/22/2012 12:33 PM

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I recently had surgery on my shoulder I have been left with a 3inch scar its not terrible considering but wanted to know if anyone knew how soon after surgery laser treatment is allowed? Also if the skin is thinner in places such as the backs of hands is it still possible to have scars removed effectively from there? any advice would be great. Donna x

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