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A 37-year-old member asked:

is the any plastic surgery interventions to remove scar on head?

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Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent, but they improve with time. Pressure treatment, silicone sheeting and steroid injection may hasten their maturation. They also improve with time and may not reach their final appearance for 6-12 months.
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Several options: For a new scar (<1 month), just letting it heal and protecting the scar from sunlight is best. The scar will improve typically over the course of 1 year. During this time, topical scar treatments (scar massage, mederma, silicone) steroid injections and dermabrasion can help. If the scar is still bothersome, then surgical revision should be considered.
Dr. Megan Jack
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Scar treatment: Early on, use spf 50+ & avoid sun; silicone-based scar creams may help. Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them but nothing will completely remove them. I treat pigmented scars with bbl to lighten them, thick scars with fractional laser to soften them, or bad or wide scars with surgery to cut out the scar and re-sew it a more cosmetically pleasing way.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Many options: There are many options and the approach will vary by the extent of the condition as well as the recommendations and your consent to proceed. Most procedures target the width of the scar and or may address loss of hair (cicatricial alopecia) or the direction/location of the scar. Simple excision is commonly performed followed by flap rearrangement, grafts or the use of expanders if necessary.

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Is it okay to put bacitracin on my surgery area after stitches are removed?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
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Ask your doctor: Normally not a problem if normal healing occurs but check with your doctor to be sure.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can be done to treat acne on the face, chest, and shoulders?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Acne Therapy: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. There are topicals like ziana and epiduo and oral medication like solodyn (minocycline). See your dermatologist.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What could be the source of lines on a 14-year-old girl's nose and mouth?

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Could be cosmetic: No coomon for a young person. Please see a pediatrician or a dermatologist and have a great day!
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can mouthwashes containing peroxide cause mouth cancer?

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Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
Dentistry 32 years experience
Probably not: In japan they showed it could happen, but with 40% peroxide. It's illegal in the usa, here we only get up to 3-5% no proof here.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Eczema treatment: Keeping your eczema under good control is the best option. If you are having repeated epidsodes, talk to your dermatologist about more intensive treatment options for keeping your eczema under better control.

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