Scars (cont.)

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Does insurance coverage apply to scar treatments?

Most medical insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures. If scarring has produced a change that is deemed other than cosmetic, it is reasonable to expect coverage. Occasionally, this question may be open to dispute so it can be helpful to have a physician's office intercede with the carrier prior to performing the procedure.

REFERENCE:

Profyris, Christos, Christos Tziotzios, and Isabel Do Vale. "Cutaneous Scarring: Pathophysiology, Molecular Mechanisms, and Scar Reduction Therapeutics." J Am Acad Dermatol 66.1 Jan. 2012: 1-10.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/7/2013

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