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How Do I Get Rid Of Scars From Cellulitis
Scars or Stains: All too often, patients refer to staining, or discoloration of the skin as scars. They are not. A scar is a dermal process (deeper in the skin) that resulting in depressions (depressed or boxcar scars) or deeper pits (pitted scars). Scars are not helped much, if at all, by any topical remedy. Stains, on the other hand, are. ...Read more
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: I sympathize since i got bitten by sandflies2 years ago! my scratching caused scars which, thankfully, are flat but hypopigmented. I will probably use flesh colored tattoo pigment to hide them. Depending on whether the scars are red, raised or dark, there are other treatments such as silicone gel, steroid injections or bleaching creams respectively. You may need to see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: I'm sorry you had to ask. Topical benzoyl peroxide clears most mild acne in two weeks, but if you characterize your lesions as "sores", it's time to make an appointment with your personal physician for stronger rx. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, serious disease that is a grave personal and professional liability; it can always be managed scientifically if you're compliant. Best wishes. ...Read more
Difficult problem: A keloid is an unusual scar resulting from a minor scratch or a planned surgery. Typically they occur on the ears, shoulders and chest, although they may be anywhere, tend to be familial and may be more common in blacks. Often misdiagnosed when more commonly the scar is just unsatisfactory and "hypertrophic", treatments include surgery, cortisone, pressure and radiation. Recurrence is common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time...: For starters go and see a good dermatologist; he/she will put you on a good skin regimen(i like tea tree scrubs and oatmeal soaps for starters) and you'll need to know what type of skin you actually have. Then all you have to do is wait; which may be the hardest part. If you have already scarred this may be more problematic; but there are certain medicines and treatments to address this too :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Magic: Unfortunately scars are permanent. With that said we can do things to make them less noticeable. First any active components should be treated medically. Then deep pock marks can be punch excised and finally the skin can be smoothed some with dermabrasion, chemical peels or laser resurfacing. Expect a noticeable improvement but not a miracle and you will be happy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (board-certified) to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benzoyl peroxide: This is your first line of treatment for acne. If 5% benzoyl peroxide topical 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related disease that needs to be managed until it self-cures, especially because it's a serious personal and professional liability. Best wishes. ...Read more
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