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what do i do about cutting scars?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Options: You can see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to go over treatment options. Another way to address this is through acupuncture. Scar deactivation with or without electric stimulation and scar injection (with homeopathic solution) can be effective.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to make cutting scars to go away?

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Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
No: Once you have a scar it is permanent. Over time they fade, but never go away.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Need on advice on how i can hide cutting scars?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That is the problem: W cutting. It can lead to temporary distraction but to permanent scars. Clothing or bandaids may hide the scars but your internal emotional scars need to be addressed. Please seek help through your physician, a psychologist or a pyschiatrist. There is hope.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What's a good way to cure cutting scars?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Seek consultation: Depending on the number, location and size of the scars, you may be able to reduce the noticeability of them by reconstructive surgery. Scarring is a permanent condition, but by combining multiple lines into one or two often really helps them be not so noticed. Seek consult with plastic/cosmetic surgeon to see if that could help you.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I make my cutting scars heal faster?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Be gentle: Treat the areas gently, washing with mild soap and water, liberally applying an antibiotic ointment and clean dressing daily. Also protect the wound from the sun.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can I get scars from cutting?

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Dr. Edwin Yager
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Yes, you can.: You may have physical scars and sometimes there are emotional scars that deserve psychological treatment.

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