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A 60-year-old female asked:

had some keratosis removed a wk ago. 1 on side of breast looks pinky/red - what should i use to keep from scarring? will it be ok in time? how long?

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Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 18 years experience
Sounds normal: Assuming this was a benign keratosis (seborrheic keratosis), and it was treated with freezing (liquid nitrogen) or electrodessication (burning), it will take about 2-3 weeks to fully heal on the chest and can stay red for weeks. Pink is normal, but if redder, painful, or crusting or draining, call your doctor. You can use a scar gel or scar pads (silicone) and avoid sun to help minimize the scar.

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