Scarring is not anticipated as a consequence of this procedure, but any procedure in which the surface of the skin is removed can heal with scarring. This usually occurs because of some secondary factor which interferes with healing, such as infection, irritation, scratching, or poor wound care. Scarring from infection, irritation or scratching, does blend and ordinarily disappears in a few months, but some scarring may be permanent if it occurs. Hypertrophic scars or keloids in susceptible people may suddenly appear. Most of these respond to injections or special creams. Some scarring could be permanent. Notify your physician if you have ever used Accutane as this can increase your risk for scarring.
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