What can I do about scars on the lips?

Hi doctor First of all, please doctor I hope you answer me via my e-mail because I don\'t want my problem to be seen publicly, I sent my first message to you without telling you that (the e-mail thing) by mistake. I have 2 scars on my lips since 10 years ago. The scars occured after removing warts electrically. One on my upper left side lip and the other on the right side bottom lips and they are all hypertrophic. I had consulted with a plastic surgeon and he said that fraxel laser could help to makr the scars shrink I am so afraid because the lips are so sensitive . Does fraxel cauuse any ,more hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation in my case? and does it work well to blur the scars edges because they are so reaised which get me embarassed I will be so grateful to see your openion . regards,

Confidentiality is important!  We would never publish your email address or a last name.  Unfortunately, I really can’t answer emails individually.  Hopefully this will help. 

When you say the scars are hypertrophic that means the scars are raised.  Fraxel generally doesn’t help much if the scar is raised or firm.  This is hard without being able to see them.  How big are they?  Are they soft or firm?  These and many other factors would figure into the best way to correct this.  Can you see the regional resource guide and find someone who is a good cosmetic dermatologist near you for a second opinion?  Again, I’m in the process of adding more names but it will be a week or two until I’m done.   Good luck!  Dr. I

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