Treatment for white scar on face?
November 13, 2011 9:23 AM Subscribe
How to deal with white scar on my chin?
posted by Hither to health & fitness (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a 1"x1/8" scar along my chin from a bicycling accident ~7 years ago, involving gravel. Since I'm male, I've been able to keep it concealed by growing a beard over it, which was also a good because I didn't like shaving the area; the lack of sensation in the scar area, combined with my instinct to protect the wounded area, just made me squick when shaving. But I don't know if I want to keep a beard over it forever.
Now, even though sensation has come back to the area, so its not as bad shaving, the problem with having no beard there is that the scar kind of stands out. Its very white pale skin, and no hair grows from it. Even a hint of a 5 o'clock shadow increases the contrast even more.
Is there anything I can do? Ugly scars are a common problem, so people hawk all sorts of solutions, supported by all sorts of anecdotal evidence, but a lot of them don't seem to pan out when I try to find objective proof that they could help. Chemical peels might help some people, but all I can find reference to is that they lighten scars, the opposite of what I want. Is there anything even a dermatologist could do?