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i have a lot of scars all over my body is there a surgery to replace the entire top layer of skin

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
How long since VP?: Have you ever discussed this issue with either the neurosurgeon if you continue to see him or your primary doctor?I don't commonly run into people who ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
What do you want?: The answer depends on what you want. Skin removal from scalp, face, breasts, chest, back, abdomen, tummy, arms, legs, thighs, etc. Its' all possible.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Discuss options: I believe that you should find a surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery to discuss your concerns. There are options for scar revision, ski ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes many options: There are many options that essentially camouflage the "hairless" area. Short term solutions include those that color the scalp "top coat" or other pr ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Every injury to the skin, whether accidental or intentional, leaves a scar, even if it is performed by a plastic surgeon. There is no way to resurface ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
More info: It would be helpful to know when the operation was, and on what part if the body. Having said that, ou should call your surgeon if your worried about ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Not sure: There is an entity called bechet's disease that is associated with something called pathergy. If you stick a needle in the skin, you get a bump. It ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: There are lasers and cryo machines that can improve this problem. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon that does this procedure.
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A female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
White scar tissue: without much capillary perfusion (red blood cells in capillaries is what creates the usual pink tone of skin color). Without much capillary perfusion, ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Little you can do: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abraham Morse
27 years experience Urogynecology
Probably not: But ask your gyn surgeon. Most do not have the expertise to perform plastic surgery. Btw it is a common and understandable request.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Olive oil: Not evidence based medicine, but it is very effective. You need to moisten the inside of my sore nostrils with an olive oil. Apply gently on a cotton ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Simple: These days laser can be done under topical anesthesia.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Abdominal fat: Body fat can be located in many areas. In general, our bodies store fat in the abdominal region. Generally speaking, abdominal fat is either visceral ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Answer is in time: The answer is related to the ink used, the amt of trauma with the administration, and individuals response. Only time will five you the answer. It ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cosmetician: I find problems of this nature are best addressed by a specialist in cosmetics and skin care. Start with a visit to the cosmetics department in a larg ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Emollient: Try using a moisturizer on your hands at night. Any Vaseline type emollient will do. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, w ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: You already have scarring and still have acne and this should not be happening. Please get with a competent primary care physician; we can treat all b ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Probably not cancer: Skin cancer is rare in someone 23 years old. I wouldn't worry about it. The symptoms of skin cancer are change in or development of a mole or skin ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bath ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Folliculitis: The skin is getting irritated around the hair follicles. Can be more common if you have curly hair and If you shave the area. If they don't seem infec ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Mancoll
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
What bothers you: Scar are noticeable for multiple reasons. First what color are they ? If pink then they are still healing. If brown then bleaching creams may help. If ... Read More
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