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Joseph 09-09-2011 11:00 AM

Silicone implant or Artefill?
 
Hello

I am a 25 year old male. I have two questions. One about implant/filler and the other about scar.

I have a light brownish skin complexion. I have been diagnosed with En coup de Sabre Morphea on the right side of the face 3 yrs ago. Because of this decease I have almost totally lost fat/muscle below my cheek - just beside nose area. I also have partial lipoatrophy. So far I have not lost hairs although I have hair-fall problem for some years now. I also have a dark linear band type mark on the right side of forehead. This area is also depressed albeit slightly but visibly. The disease progression appears to have stopped but doctors say anything cannot be said about it with certainty.

Therefore, I would like to know the opinion of others about it. First, what is the best laser treatment for an atrophic hyper-pigmented scar on the cheek caused by Morphea? Is there a way to remove or lightened it? Note: my report says it is an atrophic hyper-pigmented scar, it is not my conclusion.

Secondly, my doctor has suggested Artefill to fill the cheek depression. Is it the best option or should I go for silicone implant or for some other option? According to my doctor I cannot have autologous fat grafting because of partial lipoatrophy.

Thanks and regards

Newhopefertility 10-07-2011 01:01 AM

Pulsed dye laser treatment is effective for morphea. In your case i would suggest you fat grafting.


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