I have a thin scar under my lip that I would like to remove.
I have a thin scar under my lip that I would like to remove. I am a 42 year-old African American woman and I read that women with darker skin have lower success rates with skin resurfacing, is that true?
In my experience, scar revision can be very successful if the scar is widened, depressed, or elevated, even in darker skinned individuals. I would not recommend skin resurfacing as a primary treatment for scars such as this, however, but possibly excising unwanted scar tissue and performing a scar revision surgically to minimize the visibility. If your scar is minimal but you want some improvement, I would recommend conservative dermabrasion treatment.