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how to get rid of bug bite scars on legs

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Difficult Problem: For new scars, avoidance of daylight exposure is essential, so you should keep the areas covered and use sunscreen. Laser treatments (fractionated co ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
49 years experience Dermatology
Bite marks!: Firstly, don't get bitten! use a lotion with 100% deet, long pants and shirts which are lightweight and put a rubber band arountd your ankles to keep ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Stop Scratching !: Dr. L.Ciraldo recommends several different approaches: Cortisone cream, OTC fade cream, or cocoa butter can be applied to darkened lesions to help fad ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Depends: If they are tiny spots will dissapper with time with local care, warm soaks and skin lotions. If scars are keloids very little could be done to elimin ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve not remove: With various interventions such as scar treatment with silicone gels, sunscreen, avoidance of tobacco use, peel, bleaching agents, microdermabrasion, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lara Devgan
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
Several ways: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to tre ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Silicone &sunscreen: The use of silicone gels and sunscreen are probably the most effective treatmet. Avoiding tobacco use is another. Some scars may respond to peels, las ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azita Madjidi
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Time: Legs are notorious for making dark scars and take years to go away. Sun protection is the best thing to prevent them from getting worse. Just be patie ... Read More

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