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what to do if i cut my wrist the other day how do i get rid of scars?

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails.
Answered on Sep 9, 2013

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