A 27-year-old member asked:
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how do i get rid of unwanted body scars, esp on the back of my ankle from the rubbing of my shoes.?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Scar removal: Generally, you're stuck with your scars. Putting on vitamin e, aloe vera, and cortisone cream can help to soften them and reduce their size a bit, but won't get rid of them. Plastic surgery is really the only method that gets rid of them, and is usually not covered by your insurance, if it is just for "cosmetic" reasons.
Answered on May 18, 2012
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
No great way: There is no great way to get rid of these scars.
Answered on May 23, 2012

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Needs to: It needs to be seen by a dermatologist so you can receive the correct treatment.
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