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A 27-year-old female asked:

Besides using mederma, is there anything else that my dr could prescribe me to get rid of my shingle scars on my body?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Type of scar: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: silicone gel sheets or cream, sunblock, bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc.
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Dr. Behrooz Torkian
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Shigles scars: It may be difficult to find scientific evidence specifically for treatment of shingles scars, but one of the most scientifically supported treatments for any wound healing is silicone. Topical preparations include kelocote and biocorneum. Most often these are found in plastic surgery offices. Good luck.
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Last updated Apr 16, 2018
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