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Old 06-06-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Unhappy Burn on lip from dental machine - Removal options?

I've had a black burn mark on my lower lip for that last 2 years or so. I got it while at the dentist. The dental nurse was using the blue light device and it touched my lip. Later on I was sore and felt like it was burned. A few days later (I'm not sure how long) I realized that the burn had turned black.

This year I decided to do something about it and my doctor referred me to a specialist. I explained what had happened and he said that he would prefer to get it removed but that it makes no difference if I decide to keep it. I said yes and he referred me to another specialist for removal. When I went to see the removal specialist I was told that there was no reason to remove it unless I'm unhappy with the appearance. I assured her that I wanted it removed. She then told me that the removal would involve injecting the lip to numb it and then cutting the black mark out of my lip and stitching it back up. But it would leave a noticeable scar line on my lip which she thinks would be less noticeable that the mark.

Anyways I agreed to have the surgery but since then I've decided that I don't want to have the surgery because of the massive scarring issue. Is it possible to have a laser removal on the actual lip? Has this happened to anyone else? Thanks in advance for any advice you can give

 
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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Re: Burn on lip from dental machine - Removal options?

Greetings coolstorybro, I hope the desired support and help is found. I would want to do a bit of research and look at all the options first before doing anything at all. Burns have been known to cause cancer years after the burn was done. I would be hesitant to do that. Laser is type of burn as far as I know and so is tattoo to my knowledge but I don't know if skin color tattoo can be placed to hide a scar or black mark at this time. A plastic surgeon might do a better job at hiding a scar than say a general surgeon I suppose depending on his skill and the condition of the patient and hereditary factors for scarring badly or not. I am not sure I would want that either just because there might be risk of infection or problems. I might want to hide it with a natural as possible harmless substance personally. Of course everyone makes their own decisions about what they do and ultimately help determine the outcomes.

 
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