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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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I have these things like little sores that come on my lower back and they are bubbled up when they go away they leave a scar what could this be?

I have these things like little sores that come on my lower back and they are bubbled up when they go away they leave a scar what could this be?

Folliculitis: Sores on the skin are related to acne vulgarism, usually related to hormones, or follicular infections, which may leave a scar. Some of these infections are due to mrsa, a more aggressive form of staph infection. A culture of an active infection would be good, and your physician could treat you with an antibiotic based on that culture. Acne and folliculitis are both treatable. ...Read more

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If my healing scar is bubbling up, what can I do?

If my healing scar is bubbling up, what can I do?

See your surgeon: Any injury to the skin, whether accidental or surgical (a controlled "injury") will lead to some scarring. The quality of the scar depends on many factors including the cause, the treatment and host factors. A "bubbling up" scar is described as "hypertrophic" and can be improved by early treatments as with topical scar creams, cortisone and certain lasers. See your physician for advice. ...Read more

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I had surgery in december in my pelvic area. The scar is about 5 inches long and at one end it's hard and bubbles up. The top is soft and smooth. Should I be worried?

I had surgery in december in my pelvic area. The scar is about 5 inches long and at one end it's hard and bubbles up. The top is soft and smooth. Should I be worried?

Plz C Srgn or Derm: What you are describing sounds like a hypertrophic scar (often confused with keloids). While this will not cause any problems, it can be unsightly. If you don't like the way it looks, it's important to intervene now. Rx options include creams, wearing a silicone 'band aid', laserrx, or steroid scar injections. These rxs are usually done by dermatologists or plastic surgeons. Good luck! ...Read more

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My cartigle percing caused scar tiusse to form looks like a bubble. I got told tree tea oil will heal it. Should I take out my earring to heal?

My cartigle percing caused scar tiusse to form looks like a bubble. I got told tree tea oil will heal it. Should I take out my earring to heal?

Remove the ear ring: It sounds like you have developed a "keloid" type scar from the piercing. The scar tissue may resolve by removing the ear ring but you may need a small steroid injection into the site if it doesn't resolve with ear ring removal. ...Read more

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I had a pimple I popped then it formed a puss bubble. I popped it again and it left a dark spot and the pimple spread twice on tummy one left scar?

I had a pimple I popped then it formed a puss bubble. I popped it again and it left a dark spot and the pimple spread twice on tummy one left scar?

Post-inflamatory: After any irritation or injury there may be color changes and scars. They will be less conspicuous with time: months to years. See a dermatologist if you want help to stop the pimples or reduce the pigment changes. ...Read more

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Could my knee have possible scar tissue left from when I broke it 13 years ago.... My knee keeps popping when I run and then gets a bubble of fluid?

Could my knee have possible scar tissue left from when I broke it 13 years ago.... My knee keeps popping when I run and then gets a bubble of fluid?

Orthopedic surgeon: There could be a problem with ligament, tendon, cartilage, etc. An orthopedic surgeon would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Does kprf leave scars?

Does kprf leave scars?

Generally not: Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii involves excess keratin production (small bumps) on the face which is often inflamed, causing the redness. Since it generally does not involve infection, it usually does not leave scars unless someone picks at the bumps. If it is irritating you enough that you are picking, seek help from your dermatologist. If it scars, you need to see derm to r/o something else. ...Read more

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How to remove my scars?

How to remove my scars?

Improve not remove: A be scars can be improved with wound care, exfoliation, dermabrasion, peels, laser, grafting, fat transfer, camouflage make-up, surgery and more. However they generally cannot be removed. Discuss with a dermatologist after first. Controlling the outbreaks. ...Read more

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Why do I have bubbles in my urine?

Why do I have bubbles in my urine?

Protein: Most common cause of bubbling of urine is when somebody is spilling out excessive amount of protein in the urine, common in disease like diabetes. Simple urinalysis can be a good start of ruling it out. ...Read more

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What is involved in revising a scar?

What is involved in revising a scar?

Excision: Scar revision usually involves excising the scar and re-closing the area in layers. Deep sutures are typically used to provide dermal support which minimizes scarring. Also, depending on the location and orientation of the scar, the surgeon may decide to perform local tissue rearrangement (such as a z-plasty) to better conceal a scar. Post-operative scar management is also important. ...Read more

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How to know if I have gotten a scar?

Scar: Any time you cut the skin there will be a scar. Other types of injury do not leave a scar all the time. Time will tell. ...Read more

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What causes discoloraton within a scar?

What causes discoloraton within a scar?

Hyperpigmentation: 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 causes blackness at the end of a scar?

Blood or pigment: It depends on what caused the scar and what was on the skin prior to the injury. If it was a pigmented lesion you should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. At any rate have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Sometime I feel like a bubble expands and pops on my chest. What could this be?

Sometime I feel like a bubble expands and pops on my chest. What could this be?

Popping chest bubble: These symptoms are somewhat nonspecific and can be the result of many things. It may be from extra heart beats, hiatal hernia, reflux disease or unexplained. You need to see your doctor to figure this one out. ...Read more

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Does cellulitis scar?

It may, ...: Cellulitis may resolve with treatment and leave no evidence of the infection. Some may cause a slight discoloration of the skin. If associated with an ulceration, there certainly may be a scar associated with that area. Associated conditions, such as underlying diabetes and/or poor circulation may increase risk of possible scarring or discoloration as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is scar excision?

Scar excision: Scar excision would be cutting out the scar and resewing it up. Perhaps the scar spread or partially opened or got infected. By excising the scar it can be sewn up in a fine line. Sometimes the doctor may want to make the scar irregular or alter it's direction. These are cosmetic techniques to improve the scars eventual appearance a scars appearance can also be improved with dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Can a scar get infected?

Can a scar get infected?

Infection: Scar does not have much blood circulation in it. It can be infected but won't be typical as it is in the normal tissue. ...Read more

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How can I remove a scar?

IMPROVE not remove: There are many options to improve scars discussed here but it is genrally impossible to remove a scar unless you replace it with another. ...Read more

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Can lasers remove scars?

Can lasers remove scars?

No. See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a scar on my head

I have a scar on my head

From injury?: Scars generally heal on their own, based on hte type of injury which caused these. If there is redness or any discharge, pl get it checked for an active infection, which may need antibiotic prescription. Feel good! ...Read more

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Do pustules scar easily?

They can: Pustules have much more inflammation than simple cuts, so the chance of scars are worse. That is why you should seek quick treatment of the underlying infection and do not do anything to spread or worsen the problem such as squeezing the pustule. ...Read more

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Can cigarette burns scar?

Can cigarette burns scar?

Yes: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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Can tanning affect scars?

Yes make darker: Quite often tanning a scar will make it appear darker for a prolonged period. ...Read more

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Will impetigo leave scars?

Will impetigo leave scars?

Temporary changes: Impetigo usually affects the upper outer layer of skin, so there should not be noticeable scars after the color changes even out over a year or so. If the patient scratched at the scabs during healing, and made deeper wounds, then permanent mild scars can occur (just like in chicken pox, where scars normally don't occur unless the scabs are scratched off by the patient). ...Read more

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Does Dermovate fade scars?

Corticosteroid: This is a topical corticosteroid. It will decrease pigmentation but shouldn't be used for long periods as it can thin and weaken the tissue increasing the risk of injury to the site. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more