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how long should scars last

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes may leave mark: Yes but this may leave a mark that should be protected from the sun. Silicone gel may help. Avoid tobacco use. Keep fresh wounds clean and lightly moi ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
That is not true: Cuts and scraps also heal without a scar in children but because they are active and the cuts get recurrent trauma in some cuts depending on thec site ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Scratching: Depends on how much you scratched them. If you were able to leave them alone they will fade in a few days, if there is a large abraded area, anywhere ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scars are permanent.: They are the result of healing and are permanent. They do, however, mature, i.e. with time. There are some treatments and procedures that may hasten t ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Rubinstein
42 years experience General Practice
Hair transplantation: We would use hair transplantation artistically performed followed by prp injection therapy to the site and possibly led light therapy thereafter.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
15 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Depends: Waxing shouldn't cause scars, but you may have post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, which is usually a reddish or purple discoloration. This will ge ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Pityriasis: is generally a self limited rash (probably viral) I would get checked out for PORPHYRIA CUTANEA TARDA (sorry for the fancy words but write it down and ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Sanner
20 years experience Neurology
Get tested: There is a simple blood test for Lyme antibodies, to remove any doubt. Ask your doctor about getting tested.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Indefinitely: Once the treatment - like laser or chemical peel - has healed, and a few months have gone by, the results in the treated area should be stable.
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