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Can All Surgeries Be Done Laparoscopically In Order To Minimize Scarring
No: While more and more procedures can be done using "minimally invasive techniques, " the goal of any surgery is to treat the problem, not to ensure the best cosmetic result. However, all things being equal, laparoscopic approaches do offer faster recoveries and less scaring. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son 5 years old had hydrocele surgery. Can i use him dermatix cream in order to minimize his signs of scars??? Is advised for his age?
Sun Protection: While many over-the-counter products may claim to help with scar healing, the best way to minimize discoloration from a scar is to minimize sun exposure. Sunlight tends to cause temporary darkening of scars so avoidance and use of sunscreen are the best solution. Most darkening from scars will fade with time, but if they persist, dermatologists can use lasers and creams to help them fade. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rotor cuff surgery i had my left should done last year, what i would like to know is it normal to be a 3inch scar that is on a bad angle, and sunk in, really bad at the top of scar.
2 -3 weeks: after scar has completely healed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have many scars from abuse, burn & stab marks, am not able to wear short sleeve shirts or short pants, , can surgery fix this, or what can be done ?
Possibly: You should arrange for an in person visit with a plastic surgeon. I am sure it will be educational. Good luck from NYC ...Read more
I've had knee surgery and have three scars, it's been 5 weeks and I've been told to use Micropore tape to minimize scarring. How do I apply and remove?
@ 5 weeks it won't -: -help, the skin healing is done. Some people just have wider scars than others. ...Read more
How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is
There : There are a variety of methods to treat scars. These include non-surgical and surgical methods, which are often used in conjunction with each other. Non-surgical methods often include the application of ointment or sheeting (silicone), injection of steroids, and skin resurfacing methods such as laser therapy or dermabrasion. Surgical methods of treating a scar include excision of the scar or irregularization of the scar to make the scar less noticeable to the observer's eye. The chosen method to treat a scar depends on the age of the scar and desires of the patient, with an attempt to always balance the potential invasive nature of a revision and the desired outcome. Without evaluating your daughter in person or seeing any pictures, any facial plastic surgeon in your area should be able to evaluate your daughter and develop a plan that will work best for her. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me directly via the link below. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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