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Old 08-27-2011, 02:47 PM
Megs01 Megs01 is offline
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My now 5 year old has a bald patch and white scarred area (approximately 5cm x 4cm) on the back of her head. This was from a large hemangioma that completely ulcerated and required laser treatment to heal the wound. The hemangioma is now resolved and the wound is covered by her hair unless she wears it up / braided ect, which she now wants to do.She has brown hair and the white scar and bald patch stands out. We are anxious that she will soon start being teased at school. My question is does anyone have any suggestions for how to darken the scar and make it less obvious? Surgery has been suggested by her specialist but we have been told it will involve a minimum of 2 operations (and possibly having a balloon inserted under the skin and gradually inflated) due to the size and position of the scar, so we are trying to look for alternatives.
We are happy to give anything a go so any ideas would be appreciated.
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