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how to prevent scarring from stitches

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Were the stitches : Done by a plastic surgeon. If they were, they probably did all they could to make it look the best possible. Often the er will call in a plastic surge ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Avoid the sun: Until the redness is gone. Scars mature for 6-12 months or more. The redness may maximize at about 6 weeks post-injury when the blood flow is maximal. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Vitamin E oil: If the wound is completely healed you can apply vitamin e oil on the site daily. This is available in little bottles in the drug store and inexpensiv ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Peterson
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Keep Clean: Avoid any more irritation and keep the site clean. Use a topical antibiotic ointment. Do not scratch it or pick a scab. This is the best way to hav ... Read More
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sunprotection: A scratch will heal by turning into a scar but the scar can become less noticeable with time and sun protection.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Cleaning & repair: Some scarring is inevitable, but proper cleaning & repair will prevent unnecessary scarring. The primary causes of bad scarring are infection and impr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Any injury to the kin could leave a scar but the likelihood depends on the depth of the scrape. If it is very superficial, it may not, if it is deep, ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
As far as I know: the Cream you mention PREVENTS INFECTION of the site ...in that way may diminish scarring but NO DIRECT effect on the scarring process itself! Hope ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Jack
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the app ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
It will scar: A scar will form with any wound. Your surgeon will try and minimize the amount of tissue damage done during the procedure. After the procedure, you wi ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wound healing cornea: Severe damage to cornea tissues may result in scar formation. As there is no circulation within the cornea, wound healing is often outside the tissue ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacques petrus Jooste
Specializes in
Ro-accutane: Hi, The best treatment is Ro-accutane. It is a permanent solution, but you need an assessment, advice and script from the doctor first.
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