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Dr. Megan Jack
20 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Scar treatment: Depending on the problem there are treatments to improve scars but nothing will completely remove them. Early on taping, silicone-based creams/sheets, ... Read More

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: There are many possible treatments for keloids which range from medicine injections into the site to surgery to freezing them to radiation to laser tr ... Read More
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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience in Dermatology
Typically : Typically for blackheads, a retinoid medication is used (such as differin (adapalene) or retin-a). Read more about acne, including the treatment optio ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: I would not risk any surgery for this issue. Meds you are taking increase infection risk, the vessels supplying the skin in this area are not normal a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Christophel
16 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It depends: If your scars are relatively new (within 6 months), there is evidence that application of silicone sheeting or gel to the scar can help it fade. Sili ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
NO: No. There are procedures that can make them less noticeable. See a cosmetic dermatologist.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Anyone who tells you otherwise is misinformed or lying. Removing the scars is not easy, but today's dermatologists have dermabrasion, lasers, microsur ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Your best bet is to see a plastic surgeon who may be able to reduce the amount of scar tissue. I don't think that a dermatologist can offer much help ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Varies: If your scarring is flat and only has a surface change, use of a variety of treatments may help (laser, chemical, mechanical dermabrasion to resurface ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilana Newman
25 years experience in Palliative Care
Wait: Scars will gradually lighten over time. If you tend to make thick scars/keloids or have pigmented skin, the scar may remain dark. Skin bleaching cre ... Read More

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