Basically I got punched and cut my lip open.. I had 6 stitches (around 6 years ago).. what I've got now is my lip looks a little lumpy in comparison to the other side of my lip and when the light is bright you can tell more.. it looks lumpy...It's not a massive scar also...I wanted to know what options I had...I want something done because it makes me paranoid..is there anyway I would be able to get the lumpy bit even and even looking lips... normal looking lips.. cheers
Laser?? What kind of.. be careful they seem to be quite bad for the soft lip skin.
check this out..
I have the same problem on my lip, and would be very hesitant to undergo such laser procedure
your link just said that the CO2 laser works really well with great cosmetic results. That laser, CO2 laser, is a relatively new laser, and does have a wide range of conditions that it can treat. Though there are numerous other lasers that can be used. Going for surgery may only cause more scar tissue growth and leave a similar marking on the lip. Talk to your doctor about your options and then decide from there.
actually.. I think the after 9 month picture (in the link) is not what one would call good cosmetic results. In my opinion, the laser specialists who conducted this research should have been more careful in avoiding the lip lines, as I have read the lines (ie. vermilion line) are very sensitive and hard to reconstruct. I do however agree in that there are many types of laser treatments, and that there could be one that could do the job, on top of this, I totally agree in that laser is less invasive than scar revision, by all means a better option (if it doesn't leave permanent burn marks). All I can say, if I chose laser, I would need to be very confident that the surgeon/specialist that is doing it has a lot of experience and knows what he is doing. Unfortunately, finding them may require time and patience, do you have any advice? Have you had laser treatments done before? Thanks for your reply, Ramon
depending on where you are at, I can maybe give you a name of a doctor to see for laser. I have had laser treatments myself, and also help out with an organization to help people with pws's and other birthmarks get laser treatment along with other conditions.
I am in the Netherlands, but I am thinking about a couple of reconstructive surgeries, have had two accidents in the past 10 yrs. Earlier, I was thinking about going to the US for scar/laser revision, and California would be an option.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.