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How long is the recovery period after keloid surgery removal?

How long is the recovery period after keloid surgery removal?

Keloid : Really depends on where the surgery was performed. Keloids develop on the chest and shoulders so it it not uncommon after for them to need weeks to heal properly depending and the size and depth. ...Read more

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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 recovery time for scar revision surgery?

What is the recovery time for scar revision surgery?

Months: Most scars are durably healed in 4-6 weeks. But studies have shown the average time for complete scar maturation (become soft, pale, and flat) is 7 months. Some individuals with genetic tendencies for hypertrophic scarring will take 1-2 years or more for their scars to settle down. Keloid-formers (also genetic) may have ongoing scar thickening and widening, which is why keloids are hard to treat. ...Read more

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How long before a scar heals after scar revision surgery?

How long before a scar heals after scar revision surgery?

Scars heal in a year: The healing process is pretty uniform for the first 6 to 12 weeks. After that there are ways to improve the appearance of a heal;ing scar. Pressue on the scar has been shown to decrease the risk of scars raising up above the normal skin. Medications can be injected into the scar and in severe scars/keloids, radiation is sometimes used. The scar is healed when it is no longer red in color. ...Read more

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What's the best way to diminish scars after mohs flap surgery?

What's the best way to diminish scars after mohs flap surgery?

Many ways: There are many ways to help a scar heal. Sun avoidance and protection, not smoking, scar massage, topical silicones can all help. Additional treatments may also help, but the best person to ask is your surgeon. What to do depends on how you are healing. ...Read more

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Is plastic surgery effective to improve keloid C-section scar?

Is plastic surgery effective to improve keloid C-section scar?

It can be, but . . .: Keloids are more rare than hypertrophic scars and they're also much harder to treat. Proper treatment begins with a correct diagnoses of the type of scar. There are treatments for both! Hypertrophic scars respond better to treatments and to surgery, but keloids can also be treated with excision accompanied by corticosteroid injections. There are a number of emerging therapies as well. https://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2016/03/24/keloids-hypertrophic-scars-in-plastic-surgery/ ...Read more

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What is recovery like after scar revision & mole removal?

What is recovery like after scar revision & mole removal?

Varies by size: Small mole will heal within a few weeks . Larger areas may require some restriction of activity to minimize scarring. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How to take care of g tube scar revision after plastic surgery ?

How to take care of g tube scar revision after plastic surgery
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Multiple poss: There are multiple interventions that can be done to help with a gtube scar. However, they all are dependent on the individual. So the best is to see a plastic surgeon to examine the site and then give you options. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment or surgery for unsightly scars?

What is the best treatment or surgery for unsightly scars?

Silicone gel sheets: Scars look better after compression with a silicone gel sheet which can be worn nightly. The compression helps to remodel deep scar tissue making it flatter. When scars are fresh, the sheet helps remove redness faster too. Surgery or resurfacing treatments are indicated when the orientation, thickness or contracture of the scar needs to be modified. You may need to see a plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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What health conditions threaten a successful recovery after scar revision & mole removal?

What health conditions threaten a successful recovery after scar revision & mole removal?

Immunosuppression: In addition to diabetics, patients who are immunocompromised (ie: hiv, organ transplants, chemotherapy for cancer, etc.) also have slower healing and increased risk of infection. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for laser skin resurfacing? How long will i need to recover after having laser skin resurfacing performed? .

What is the recovery time for laser skin resurfacing? How long will i need to recover after having laser skin resurfacing performed?

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Depends: Recovery time varies with the type of the laser that is used and the depth the doctor decides to do. It can be anywhere from 3-4 days to 7 to 12 days. See the doctor first. During the consultation your doctor will tell you - after deciding the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for laser skin resurfacing? How long will i need to recover after having laser skin resurfacing performed? .

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What is the recovery time for laser skin resurfacing? How long will i need to recover after having laser skin resurfacing performed?

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Recover from laser : The recovery time from laser skin resurfacing will depend on who performed it, what strength . Which laser was used, which area of the body was treated , etc. For strong to moderate resurfacing it is between 3-8 days. Please see ad hematologist specializing in laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ossifying fibroma, total resection surgery or conservative surgery?

What is the best treatment for ossifying fibroma, total resection surgery or conservative surgery?

Depends: This is a benign tumor. The size and location dictate the surgical approach. If these tumors get large enough and/ or start to impinge on vital structures, the surgery should be complete removal.. I am not sure what you mean by conservative, and more info is needed for your situation to give you a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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How effective is radiation therapy in treating scar tissue after lumbar L5 fusion surgery?

How effective is radiation therapy in treating scar tissue after lumbar L5 fusion surgery?

Not effective: If you possess post-operative scarring with/without full blown arachnoiditis, this is a very challenging process to reverse, and irradiation not only will not help, but potentially could increase scarring. Avoid injections and surgery, contact pain management specialist. Also, you need to know that within a 5 year period of time, fusions may lead to arthritis above and below site. ...Read more

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How long after the original scar heals can scar revision be done?

How long after the original scar heals can scar revision be done?

6 months to a year: Scar remodeling physiology typically takes 6 months to a year to get to close to final appearance to determine if scar revision is even necessary. Early treatment includes massage, pressure, avoid sun exposure, silicone sheating and topical aids. ...Read more

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Whats the best cream for scars post surgery?

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 recovery time for plica excision surgery?

What is the recovery time for plica excision surgery?

Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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May i know the home treatment after the varicocelectomy surgery. ?

Scrotal support: I assume you mean post-op instructions. That would include scrotal support, pain medication/NSAIDs as needed, and gradually resuming activities as tolerated. May usually shower the day after surgery. Expect some "swelling" of your testicle for up to several weeks...... ...Read more

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When is surgery necessary for acne scarring?

When is surgery necessary for acne scarring?

When all else fails: There are several types of acne scarring. Most can be diminished with monthly regimen of creams and chemical peels. If that fails then you have fraxel laser or a more aggressive approach is co2 laser. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long to wait after septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery to see full results before assessing if successful or needs revision septoplasty?

How long to wait after septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery to see full results before assessing if successful or needs revision septoplasty?

2-3 week recovery: Generally, it takes about 2-3 weeks to get a sense of the success of nasal airway surgery. It's important to keep the nose moist. I recommend nasal saline spray and ointment until the nose stops crusting. ...Read more

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What treatment is good for breast surgery scars ?

What treatment is good for breast surgery scars ?

Depends...: Your plastic surgeon will have his/her preferences/recommendations when it comes to treatment of incision lines and scars. Some surgeons prefer the use of tape, massage, and/or the use of silicone-based products. For “abnormal scars” the use of silicone-based products, steroid injections, and/or scar revision surgery may be indicated. ...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
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more