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What is cost and treatments available for 8cm forehead scar happened three weeks back due to car accident and stitches? any best scar creams ?

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Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Wait.: At 3 wks ur lac has healed ; maturing. Use sunblock/keep out of sun. Massage area with aloe vera/vit e to prevent adhesion. Scar revision may not b nec. Scarring is determined by injury, repair done if needed ; ur dna. B4 considering sx, give it a good 6 mo. See a derm. Earlier if scar is not looking better over time. There are laser txs, bleaching cremes, injections that may help avoid sx.
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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 38 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.
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Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Be patient!: Much to early to worry about your final scar appearance....Takes up to 2 years for final scar maturation. Hopefully a skilled physician did the repair. Best to minimize sun exposure and use a silicone based topical scar product. Ask your plastic surgeon for a recommendation. Many are readily available in pharmacies.
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Last updated Apr 16, 2014

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