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A 33-year-old member asked:

How to get a scar to go away?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Scars don't go away: They are the result of healing and are permanent. They do, however, mature, i.e. With time. There are some treatments and procedures that may hasten their maturation and make their appearance less objectionable. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist would be a good place to start.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Why won't my hypertrophic scar go away?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Stuck in healing : The hypertrophic scar gets stuck in an inflammatory stage of healing. This stage is characterized by red, raised, itching, painful scars. Steroid injections calm the inflammation. Silicone gel sheeting can also be beneficial. Occasional the scars have to be excised or revised. Hope that helps.
A 35-year-old member asked:

My keloid scar won't go away after 7 injections. What can I do?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Surgery?: Some large or complex keloids need considerably more than 7 injections to resolve; but if your keloid is not budging, you might consider consulting a qualified dermatologic or plastic surgeon about the possibility of removing it surgically.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Does a scar stay forever, or does it ever go away?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Most go away: In 2 years. Some persist.
Last updated Apr 13, 2015

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