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Ways to reduce surgical scars

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Yes: Steroid injections can help but would try physical therapy first.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticability. Use a cream called mederma to reduce the appearance of scars.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Healing scars: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: You would be better off using a scar cream like Mederma or use aloe or vitamin e.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticibility. Use a cream called Mederma to reduce the appearance of scars.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Lessen it: There are silastic patches that are used to flatten out scars like biodermis. It can help., but the skin directly over the achilles tendon is prone to... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Likely from infancy: Probably for correction of congenital problem such as omphalocele, gastroschisis or exstrophy. I which case a pediatric surgeon, pediatric urologist o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
I : I am not sure if you are asking about psychological preparation or physical preparation in anticipation of surgery. In the former, probably the most p... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Mederma : I s an over the counter product you can try, silicone gel sheeting is another. I am not sure if the latter requires a prescription.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Scar gels??: Each doctor has their own preferences. I like Madera or Silicone sheets.
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Endometriosis: It is not unusual for endometriosis to recur after surgical treatment. Your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you. Hormonal ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Soberman
Surgery - Thoracic 39 years experience
Depends: Scars continue to fade and get less noticeable during the first year after surgery. During that year, you should minimize sun exposure to the scars a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Not if it does: You don't have to have scars removed if they don't bother emotionally of physically, i.e. Get in the way of functionality. Good luck from nyc.
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