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is an indolent corneal ulcer associated with corneal scarring?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: Hopefully you are under the care of an ophthalmologist for this problem. Scar formation is one of several serious consequences of having a corneal ulcer.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

When is surgery used for acne scarring?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Varies: Depends more if you are bothered by the scarring. Redness after acne is not scarring. Scarring on the face are depressions, and rarely elevated areas. Once the acne is under control, laser can be an effective method for improving the scars.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Will smoking affect my recovery scar revision & mole removal?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 23 years experience
Yes: Smoking causes poor wound healing after any invasive procedure such as surgery, laser resurfacing, liposuction, etc..., including scar revision and mole removal, resulting in worsened scarring. In addition to lung cancer, smoking is also known to cause premature wrinkling and aging of the skin.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What health conditions threaten a successful recovery after scar revision & mole removal?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Diabetes: Diabetics may heal slower. Tension on the wound and excessive movement may result in a worse scar. Discuss after care with the doctor who performed the procedure.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Will I need time off work after scar revision & mole removal?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Maybe: For a small mole no, but of it is a large excision you may need 1-2 days off. Discuss after care with your doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of a huge cystic pimple on my nose without leaving a scar?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
ACNE: Since it is a big pimple, take oral antibiotic like doxycycline, tetracycline , Erythromycin or minocine and locally apply benxoyl peroxide 10 percent.

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