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healing surgical scars

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
33 years experience Internal Medicine
See a Dermatologist: Several surgical and laser procedure are available that can help you. Consult a dermatologist
Dr. Mark Checcone
19 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Silicone gel sheets: Scars look better after compression with a silicone gel sheet which can be worn nightly. The compression helps to remodel deep scar tissue making it f ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Wait: most of the time plastic surgeon will want complete healing-4-6 months before surgery. Cost varies, by area of body, area of country, insurance, time ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
23 years experience Family Medicine
Many reasons: make sure there is no redness , which is sign of infection. See the surgeon if any concerns.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Accutane: Since Accutane can affect collagen, it is not a good idea to use Accutane while scar is healing
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Limited data: Overall there is limited data in regards to the overall effect of Accutane and wound healing. Some studies have suggested some effect, it's probably ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Please consult with both Dermatologist and Plastic Surgeon to discuss options.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Wong
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scars may soften: Wound healing is triggered by inflammation after trauma, infection, or surgery. It takes 3 to 6 months for the inflammation to subside. The collagen ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Time to see same doc: Specifically postsurgical conditions have to be addressed with the doc who performed surgery. Never use creams or ointments found on internet or recom ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Angiogenesis.: The color change is not necessarily a problem with your healing. I t could be part of the normal healing process. As the wound heals, new blood vessel ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
See your doctor: This string is probably a deep suture coming through the surface of the skin. The doctor or nurse will simply cut the suture present above the skin. ... Read More
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