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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent, but they improve with time. Pressure treatment, silicone sheeting and steroid injection may hasten their maturation. They also im ... Read More
Dr. Burke Chegar
25 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Several options: For a new scar (<1 month), just letting it heal and protecting the scar from sunlight is best. The scar will improve typically over the course of 1 y ... Read More
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Dr. Megan Jack
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar treatment: Early on, use spf 50+ & avoid sun; silicone-based scar creams may help. Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them bu ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar Revision: Scars can be a different color or can be depressed or elevated compared to the surrounding skin. A scar on the scalp can result in an area of baldness ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scars don't vanish..: 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
Dr. Daniel Careaga
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Can't "vanish": Several options are available for scar reduction: silicone gel silicone sheeting mederma kelo-cote scar massage tape a study in the journa ... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
IMPROVE not remove: There are many options to improve scars discussed here but it is genrally impossible to remove a scar unless you replace it with another. Options depe ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many options: There are many different ways to try to improve the appearance of scars. The best place to start is with a consultation with a dermatologist or plast ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Colbert
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar: Scar tissue cannot be removed altogether, but it can sometimes be replaced with better, less noticeable scar tissue or can sometimes be hidden. Would ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on surgery: There are many sites but if you are using these to review a specific wigeon, going to his/her website may be the best reference. Other than that it ma ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes and no: All tissue heals with some scar. If you are only having a septoplasty, then that scar will be in your nostril and very very difficult to see.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Fillers: Facial fillers can help to fill in the defect if over a small area.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes!: Yes. The best treatment is resurfacing with combined fractional erbium beam laser and complete superficial resurfacing with erbioum beam.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelvin White
33 years experience Family Medicine
Facial lesion : See primary care first. Could be removed cost effectively depending in size and location. If discussed upfront payment arrangements can be may. Also c ... Read More

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