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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Overview)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever we sustain an injury.


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Can microdermabrasion cause scarring?

Can microdermabrasion cause scarring?

Yes: Each person's scarring pattern is unique to that person, so you need to take that into account for any surgery. That being said, microdermabrasion is one of the least scarring types of procedures . ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
1,967 doctors shared insights

Scarring (Overview)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever we sustain an injury.


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Will deep scarring fade with accutane?

Will deep scarring fade with accutane?

No: Deep scars will do what deep scars want to do. Accutane will help prevent further break outs but once scarring has occurred other treatments will need to be done to minimize their look. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin from healing
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Find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic scar treatments
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Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Probably not: This medicine is helpful in preventing new acne lesions, especially if applied consistently. A hydroquinone bleach might fade postinflammatory hyperpigmentation but skill is required and you might do better simply to let them fade on their own and work hard to keep new lesions under control. ...Read more

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Scar cream for vaginal scarring from surgery?

Scar cream for vaginal scarring from surgery?

Uncommon: The vagina typically heals very nicely after reconstructive procedures. The best topical treatment after vaginal surgery is an estrogen cream. But even that can be delayed for 3 or 4 weeks after surgery to allow for good initial healing. ...Read more

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Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Facial scar revision: Scars caused by acne are more noticeable if they have surface contour irregularities such as a scalloped or ice-pick scar. Facial scar revision if performed primarily for the scalloped or ice-pick type scars to improve the surface contour. You will still have a scar but the goal is to make the scar smoother and less noticeable. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment recommended for macular scarring (acne scarring)?

Is laser treatment recommended for macular scarring (acne scarring)?

It si one on many: There are options for acne scaring you can have medical grade peels performed at a doctors office to slowly remove outer layers and stimulate collagen at the dermis, THese have little downtime You can have a laser resurfacing. you may need several it goes as deep or deeper than the peel but you will have about a week downtime and slightly red for a few more. Speak to a good dermatologist ...Read more

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Can the Fraxel Laser improve scarring caused by laser tattoo removal?

Can the Fraxel Laser improve scarring caused by laser tattoo removal?

Yes fraxel can help: scars as do many other lasers, see a laser specialist who is a fellow of the american society of laser medicine and surgery for help. ...Read more

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Can lasers remove scars?

Can lasers remove scars?

No. See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can shingles leave permanent scar?

Yes: It is not usual but yes, any rash could potentially leave a scar or discoloration. ...Read more

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How is hypertrophic scarring treated?

How is hypertrophic scarring treated?

Scars: Treatment could include intralesional injection of cortisone, pulsed dye laser, or silicone sheets or gel. Dermatologists treat these everyday. ...Read more

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Does scar repairex really fade acne scars ?

Does scar repairex really fade acne scars ?

Of course not: I'm sorry your acne was not treated as it should have been and you ended up with scars. Scams like "Repairex" target people like yourself. You can have them modified by a specialist with a laser, filler, or microsurgery, or you can do like several Hollywood leading men and keep them for the tough-guy look. ...Read more

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Tongue biopsy scar tissue permanent?

Tongue biopsy scar tissue permanent?

Yes: Any biopsy will heal normally with some scar tissue. This is true in the tongue or anywhere else. Like other scars a tongue scar will slowly improve with tiime. ...Read more

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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. ...Read more

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G tube hole scar revision ?

As long as healed : As long as you wound is well healed and there is no foreseeable short term need for the g-tube. Scar revision is an option. Please realize that the scar may be longer then the original scar but will likely be less depressed. Improvements are possible by removing the scar is impossible. ...Read more

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Will bruising lead to scarring?

Will bruising lead to scarring?

Unlikely: Bruising usually describes a process which damages the underlying muscle and soft tissues without breaking the skin. Bleeding from capillary damage can cause the discoloration seen with the injury. For the most part, this does not affect the dermal layers substantially and therefore does not lead to scarring. If the trauma was significant enough then both bruising and scarring is possible. ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Yes: Depending on the location of the tatto ie should or chest and the tendency of your skin to get keloids it is possible. ...Read more

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Does dermabrasion help cure acne scarring?

Does dermabrasion help cure acne scarring?

Depends on Severity: Dermabrasion was once the best treatment for acne scars, but it often took a long time for the skin to heal and the treatment can leave scars or permanent lightening of the skin. The newest treatment is with fractionated co2 laser which is more effective, less likely to cause scarring and patients have less downtime. ...Read more

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Is scar revision effective for facial scars?

Is scar revision effective for facial scars?

Yes: Scar revision can be effective for facial scars and can consist of simple excision and layered closure for wider scars or use of techniques such as a "Z" plasty or geometric broken line closure to make scars less noticeable. If the scar is raised then microderm abrasion can be effective. Consult your facial plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more

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Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more