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How Can I Reduce The Appearance Of Scars
Vigorous massage!: Vigorous massage with vitamin e, cocoa butter or scar treatment products like Mederma can soften, somewhat smooth and improve the color of scars, especially recent scars. Unfortunately, nothing can erase a scar that goes deeply into the skin. In severe cases, surgical revision of the scar can really help. Talk to a plastic surgeon if 2-3 months of scar massage hasn't made enough improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple options: Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. There is no "magic bullet." scar excision/revision, injectable fillers/fat, subcision, laser, chem peel, dermabrasion, etc. Many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Combination therapy: There are multiple methods available to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite including: mechanical stimulation, mesotherapy, radiofrequency and lasers. Cellulite is such a pervasive problem that I have spent years researching different technologies. So far, the best best results I have seen were from the smoothshapes® device using a combination of mechanical, laser and led technology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facial scar options: Facial scars will improve for up to 12 months after the injury or procedure. Beyond that time point, steroid injection, laser treatments or scar revision are helpful depending upon exactly what the scar issue happens to be. See a board certified facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist to discuss the option most appropriate for you. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improving chix skin: Not knowing exactly to what you are referring makes it difficult to help. If you are referring to prominent bumps on cheeks, triceps, back and thighs, this is called keratosis pilaris. Exfoliative actions including mild washcloth abrasion and glycolic acid pads and creams can improve its appearance. ...Read more
Stretch marks: Not so easy or inexpensive to resolve. If you can please go on-line to "Wikipedia" and search for "stretch marks". There are similar articles on the web but the content is quite similar. When you begin to understand this have your doctor refer you to the right specialist. ...Read more
Vitamin C and K: Try cold compresses. Also, if you bruise easily, try vitamin k, bromelain, and bilberry extract supplement. Also, vitamin c is used synthesis of collagen and other compounds that affect the skin's and blood vessel's ability to withstand the impacts that lead to bruises. ...Read more
Moisture: Removing all debris at the time of injury can help in the longterm cosmesis. In general keeping the area gently moist with a handcream can help it heal in a healthy manner. There may be mild improvement with the use of a vit a cream. If the wound becomes raised as a response to the abrasive trauma, a Hydrocortisone cream may have a minimal improvment. Sadly, road rash often has unsightly cosmesis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Depends on what kind of wrinkle: there are dynamic lines caused by facial expression which can be helped by botox, there are deep lines caused by smiling which can be helped by fillers, there are textural irregularities and surface wrinkles which can be helped by resurfacing procedures such as fractional co2. Sleep lines (caused by sleeping on your face) can be helped by sleeping on your back. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Striae Distensae: Unfortunately stretch marks are permanent but tend to look better and better as one ages. There is no cream or solution for this problem at this time. I would advise waiting until they naturally mature and turn in ivory white-collar. At this time than they are generally less intrusive and less visible. ...Read more
Many options: Time is the best intervention. Facial scars will improve for up to 12 months. Steroid injections can be used for hypertrophic scars. Lasers can help with pigmented scars. Topical scar gels can help in the early healing period. If the scar is widened or poorly positioned it can be cut out surgically and replaced with a finer scar. Lastly, it can be tattooed to camouflage it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Unfortunately there is no studied over the counter treatment for actinic keratosis (ak). Since ak is a form of precancer, it is important to have it treated before it progresses. There are available treatments through a dermatologist that are effective (some topical, some freezing technique). ...Read more
Keralytic cream: First, using a good moisturizer cream or ointment, nivea creme, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, etc., are all good ones; second, your dermatologists might prescribe prescription-strengthed medications like lachydin-12, keralyt gel, salex cream, etc. To control kp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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