I’m an African American who was left with unsightly scars with permanent pigmentation issues from C02 lasers 8 years ago. Since then I have tried everything to fix the scars, from further laser treatments (made worse) and years of micro-needling and chemical peels. Nothing worked, I gave up hope, and accepted the fact I would spend the rest of my life with unsightly facial scars. I tried not to let it bug me but its one of those things that whether I’d like to admit it or not, significantly impacted my self-esteem and willingness to enter into romantic relationships or go out to bars/parties. Anyways, long story short, I stumbled upon Scar excisions as solution to my woes. Than shopped around for the best plastic surgeons I could find to help me, and to my shock I was bombarded by surgeons with recommendations to instead do more laser treatments to fix the issue instead of scar excisions. Mind you lasers where what I did for years, earlier which put me into the problem and only made things worse. Attention, if you are an African American, avoid lasers and the plastic surgeons that tell you to go down that route! Lasers and African American skin doesn’t mesh! Thankfully I ran into Dr. Shamouelian, he empathized with my situation. Actually listened to what I had to say, unlike the other surgeons who were blindly recommending more lasers (like their lasers are special and the earlier years of laser treatments by multiple Dr.’s in the past wasn’t an important detail to understand continuing down that route on African American skin isn’t the answer). So there are about 5 large circular unbelievably ugly laser caused scars in total. The Dr. came up with a game plan to revise the scars. We are in the early stages of his game plan, and I have had two of the five scars revised so far, and THE RESULTS ARE UNBELIEVABLY BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE EVEN DREAMED OF. I don’t know if he has magical hands or its magical sutures (probably how well he does suture work contributed as well)., but the revised scar lines are very unnoticeable and fine. This guy is amazing and I can’t wait for us to finish removing all the remaining scars! If you have any scar revision work you want done Dr. Shamouelian is the only person you should consider for the job.
-Allison O. for Scar Revision