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What is the best cream to use for scar removal?

What is the best cream to use for scar removal?

None REMOVES!: Scars are permanent and cannot be removed or eliminated by any surgeon or technique presently in existence. There are scar pads (silicone sheets) and topical products that can help to reduce the severity of scarring, and lasers can reduce redness, but nothing actually removes scars but cutting them out and replacing them with a new (perhaps better) scar. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Whats the best scar removal treatment available?

Whats the best scar removal treatment available?

Be aware that...: Scars cannot be removed, they are permanent. They can, however, be improved. Beware of anyone who tells you that he/she can remove or erase your scars. There are many treatments. Do your homework, don't expect miracles, and see a surgeon with knowledge and experience in this area. ...Read more

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Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Not necessarily: The laser will remove the surface of the keloid, but it can and often will grow back quickly and larger. Close follow up after removal of keloid scar tissue is absolutely necessary to catch recurrences early and treat accordingly. Preventing keloid recurrence can be done using injected corticorsteroids, radiation treatment and some topical products. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the most effective scar removal treatment for acne scars?

Surgical : Depending upon depth, extent location skin color, skin type, will determine what the best choice is for any individual scar situation. ...Read more

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Best removal method for pitted acne scars?

Best removal method for pitted acne scars?

Acne scar revision: There are many therapies used in acne scar revision, and none is the best. Your scars will be evaluated and classified. A unified approach with multiple therapies will be outlined. Improvement, not perfection, is the goal. ...Read more

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Whats the best cream for scars post surgery?

Save your money!: The only cream that can actually have a beneficial effect on scars is retinoids acid or a retinal all others are a waste of your money. Pretty much all 'scar creams' are scams. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for removal of post mole & acne scar ? I have used calendula for mole scar but not effective

What is the best medication for removal of post mole & acne scar ? I have used calendula for mole scar but not effective

Nothing will work: I'm sorry. Acne scars may be treated by a specialist with a laser, or microsurgery or fillers. If your acne is still active, your physician can manage it -- ignore all "pop" wisdom about acne. I understand you also have rosacea and I trust this is being managed as well. Truth be told, a man doesn't need a "perfect face" -- looks are much more about physical fitness and how you interact. Best wishs ...Read more

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Any good tips for scar removal?

Any good tips for scar removal?

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 more

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What is the best acne scar removing cream?

What is the best acne scar removing cream?

Probably none: Various treatments can be used to treat acne scarring. Retina type creams might offer some improvement, but this will likely be minimal. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, your skin type & other factors. Treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing. ...Read more

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What's the best option for minimum scarring multiple lipoma removal?

What's the best option for minimum scarring multiple lipoma removal?

Multiple lipomas: These are sometimes difficult to treat and minimize scars if there are multiple. Lipomas tend to be benign so luckily a large incision is often not required. Your best best is to be evaluated by a plastic or general surgeon with experience in removing multiple lipomas then follow a strict scar regimen after surgery to optimize the results! ...Read more

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Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Acne scars: It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc. ...Read more

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Is it better to use a fading cream before laser tattoo removal treatment?

Is it better to use a fading cream before  laser tattoo removal treatment?

Probably after.: Apart from a topical anesthetic for pain management, the apparent time needed for application of cream(s)/sunscreen is if the skin becomes hyperpigmented. Fading of the skin is also a complication, so it would seem that the best time to use this cream is after treatmnt, particularly if fading occurs. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Yes: The improvment of the acne scars by laser depends on the type of scar and the patients skin type. The atrophic acne scars are improved by the fracional co2 or erbium lasers, but the ice-pick and box car type scarring is not improved much. Your need to seem and experience dermatological laser surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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How many visits is laser scar removal for face acne?

How many visits is laser scar removal for face acne?

One or more: Fractionated laser will offer improvement in only one visits, although repeated sessions at least one month apart will offer greater improvement-50-70 per cent overall improvement. ...Read more

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What is the outcome for scar removal?

What is the outcome for scar removal?

Many factors decide: Your result will depend on area treated, proper wound care, carefully suturing under the skin surface and on top with careful alignment. Amount of tension of closure and amount of movement will often impact the final result. Very important to minimize irritation and keep the site moist after surgery. Consult a physician that performs revisions for the specifics. ...Read more

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What is the best type of laser to remove red/pink surgical scar 3 years old to fade to white?

What is the best type of laser to remove red/pink surgical scar 3 years old to fade to white?

Yag cosmetic laser: Your a perfect candidate for laser treatment after being over one year out. The Yag or Genesis laser type platform is ideal in removing the redness out of skin in general, from scars, acne, rosaccea, poikiloderma, as well as to augment the dermal layer too. It may take more than one treatment, and make certain the physician working with you knows the right settings to avoid thermal injury. ...Read more

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What's the best medication over-the-counter for acne blemishes/scar removal?

What's the best medication over-the-counter for acne blemishes/scar removal?

OTC acne products: Typically if your scars do not recede in a few months you should invest in physician grade products that can help improve your acne and prevent scarring. Alpha hydroxy's and Retin-A can help exfoliate your skin, hydroquinone can help lighten scars; and if more severe you may needs peels or lasers to even out the scars. Good diet, water, vitamin d and b can help the skin heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scar Revision (Definition)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more