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What is the best derm scar treatment?

What is the best derm scar treatment?

Can try these: Mederma and vit e gel caps used as topical treatments can potentially help decrease scarring. Both are available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scar Treatment (Definition)

Scar treatment can be defined as any intervention performed on a scar. This can vary from simple treatments such as topical massage or tape or silicone gel sheeting/ointment proceeding up to progressively more aggressive and invasive treatments ranging from external energy application (ultrasound, laser, light, radifrequency, etc) up to injections, radiation therapy, surgery ...Read more


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What is the best scar treatment that I can use to help fade the darkness of a surgical incision? Any natural options as well?

Best?: There is no "best" scar treatment for each patient will react in different ways to wound healing and response to various chemicals. One good natural remedy is aloe Vera, straight from the plant. Plastic surgeons are also a wealth of knowledge about up to date scar creams and other treatments. Time is also good, as scars tend to fade over time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What scar treatment would be best to help a scarred belly button piercing?

What scar treatment would be best to help a scarred belly button piercing?

Can try these: Mederma and vit e gel caps used as topical treatments can potentially help decrease scarring. Both are available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best scar treatment for a large 1st-2nd degree burn on the leg?

Help please? What is the best scar treatment for a large 1st-2nd degree burn on the leg?

Time: 1st and 2nd degree burns do not usually scar. However, they can cause uneven pigmentation. Swelling in particular can cause the area to darken (wraps ; support hose may help). Usually, once healed, the most important thing is to protect the area from injury and it is very important to avoid sun exposure to the area for at least the 1st year. Otherwise, moisturize as needed. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best scar treatment for a large 1st-2nd degree burn on the leg?

Burn scar: Improving a scar from a burn depends on a few things. When did the burn occur? how large is it? What does it look like. If you were recently burned, it will take up to a year for the scar to mature. In the meantime, stay out of the sun to avoid excessive pigmentation. ...Read more

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What acne scar treatment will work best for ice pick acne scars? I'm 23 and i hope my worst acne days are now over. I prefer to have an acne scar treatment treatment that will be fast and effective to remove this obviouse scarring.

What acne scar treatment will work best for ice pick acne scars? I'm 23 and i hope my worst acne days are now over. I prefer to have an acne scar treatment treatment that will be fast and effective to remove this obviouse scarring.

Acne scars: For deep ice pick scars, the best treatment is excision and suture closure. For more superficial scars, sometimes the scars can be released and fat injected deep to the scar. Frequently the surface can then be improved with laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the laser scar treatment works?

Can you tell me how the laser scar treatment works?

Resurfacing: There are several aspects first reducing the red color , second attempting to shrink the scar and resurface it so it is not as raised from the normal skin. ...Read more

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Is it possible to clone ones skin and use it for scar treatment?

Is it possible to clone ones skin and use it for scar treatment?

Possibly: There is a new product that has been available for a few months called laviv (azficel). The technique involves taking small 3mm skin samples from behind the ear, sending them to a lab, growing up the cells (fibroblasts) for 3 months, then sending them back to be injected into the nasolabial folds/wrinkles. Results are good. I suspect it may become available to deal with scar treatment. ...Read more

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How does aquaphor compare to Mederma for scar treatment?

How does aquaphor compare to Mederma for  scar treatment?

Aquaphor & mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What kind of scar treatment is available out there?

Many options: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: scar treatment?

A spectrum of choice: Scar treatment can be defined as any intervention performed on a scar. This can vary from simple treatments such as topical massage or tape or silicone gel sheeting/ointment proceeding up to progressively more aggressive and invasive treatments ranging from external energy application (ultrasound, laser, light, radifrequency, etc) up to injections, radiation therapy, surgery and many more options. ...Read more

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What is an effective scar treatment for a minor burn? Hoping for good results.

Can try these: Aloe can help with healing from burns. Mederma and vit e gel caps are also used as topical treatments can potentially help decrease scarring. All are available over-the-counter or in a garden/flower shop. ...Read more

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Switching scar treatment to mederma. Do I have to wait a period of time before applying the new treatment?

Switching scar treatment to mederma. Do I have to wait a period of time before applying the new treatment?

See package insert: Instructions are included. More importantly, note that mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vitamin e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more

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Tell me about laser acne scar treatment?

Tell me about laser acne scar treatment?

It works VERY well!: The co2 laser works very well for acne scars of the face. The co2 laser emits invisible energy that is absorbed by the skin, vaporizing a very thin amount of the surface. The laser energy also stimulates production of new collagen. This results in the skin becoming smoother, and ultimately stronger and thicker than before the treatment. It may not get rid of all the scars, but it really helps! ...Read more

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Which is better for acne scar treatment - derma roller / laser?

Which is better for acne scar treatment - derma roller / laser?

Both: Both are great treatments in the right hands. Only go to a dermatologist with a lot of experience, not just any laser or salon that does these treatments. It can be horrific if performed in the wrong hands. ...Read more

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Will hair grow back after laser scar treatment?

Lasers for scars: Do not affect hair growth and your hair should grow back. ...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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
1,979 doctors shared insights

Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more