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Dr. Anil Shah Dr. Shah
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How can facial scars be removed?

Dr. Anil Shah Dr. Shah
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How can facial scars be removed?

Improve not remove: There is no way to definitively remove facial scars. In some cases, larger scars can be directly excised and improved. In other cases, a variety of techniques may be used such as cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion and laser. Subcision and filler, prp and other techniques can also play a role. Most therapies involve a combination to work syngergistically to improve overall appearance. ...Read more

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Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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Can scars be removed?

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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Can scars be removed?

Yes: A bad scar can be excised and may improve the cosmetic appearance. There will be a fine line there even in the best circumstances. Some people get hypertrophic scars called keloids and may benefit from steroid injection. ...Read more

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Skin removal surgery--what skin can be removed and where are scars?

Skin removal surgery--what skin can be removed and where are scars?

Scar location: The scars from skin removal surgery depends on the location and amount of skin to be removed. The more skin that needs to be removed the longer the scar length will be. Scars are usually hidden in inconspicuous locations - along the panty line, the inner arm, groin, or inner thigh. ...Read more

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How can scar tissue be removed?

How can scar tissue be removed?

Excision: Scar tissue is rarely removed from sites of organ damage but rather from cutaneous areas where the scar is visible and occasionally painful. At this time it may be widely excised but to prevent recurrence a steroid can be injected into the would like Kenalog (triamcinolone) which produces a strong anti inflammatory response. ...Read more

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Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Facial scar revision: Scars caused by acne are more noticeable if they have surface contour irregularities such as a scalloped or ice-pick scar. Facial scar revision if performed primarily for the scalloped or ice-pick type scars to improve the surface contour. You will still have a scar but the goal is to make the scar smoother and less noticeable. ...Read more

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Can my keloid be removed non-surgically?

Can my keloid be removed non-surgically?

No: No it can't, but with scar treatment such as topical silicone products or steroid injections it can be greatly improved in appearance. ...Read more

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How can you to reduce the facial scar marks formed by sutures?

How can you to reduce the facial scar marks formed by sutures?

Laser resurfacing: You can have laser resurfacing with co2 laser such as active fx or even deep fx. Those are really effective. I am treating the scars from eyelid surgery or tummy tuck scar as well. Other option can be a excision. ...Read more

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Can anything be done to reduce the appearance of scars caused by laser tattoo removal? (i.e. dermabrasion, etc.)

Can anything be done to reduce the appearance of scars caused by laser tattoo removal? (i.e. dermabrasion, etc.)

Several treatments: Depending on the thickness of the scars you can . decrease thickening with fractionated erbium laser, fractionated co2 laser, profractional any of these will help dermabrasion may help if small enough surgical resection of the scar good luck ...Read more

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Could you have plastic surgery to remove acne scars?

Could you   have plastic surgery to remove acne scars?

Yes!: Yes. The best treatment is resurfacing with combined fractional erbium beam laser and complete superficial resurfacing with erbioum beam. ...Read more

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How can keloid skin be fixed?

How can keloid skin be fixed?

Surgery/Injection: There are many options to try to deal with this difficult problem that has a high recurrence rate. Injections with steroids, surgical excision or radiation therapy are some of the options. Talk with a plastic surgeon in your area to try to figure out a treatment plan for your specific concerns. ...Read more

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Can scars left from boils be treated by laser?

Can scars left from boils be treated by laser?

Not usually: Laser treatments are typically on the surface only, and tend to follow the contours of the skin or scarred areas. If large, scars from boils can be removed, reduced in size or noticeability. Do not attempt until the cause of the infections can be determined and corrects. May involve resistant staph bacteria. ...Read more

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Facial scar plastic surgery for a dent in forehead, how will this be removed?

Facial scar plastic surgery for a dent in forehead, how will this be removed?

Fillers vs Implant: Depending on the size of the dent and whether it is soft tissue or bone, either fillers or an implant can be used. See a facial plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more

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Can acne scars/blackheads scar be permanent? Need expert opinions!

Can acne scars/blackheads scar be permanent? Need expert opinions!

Yes: PhotoGuy is a quarterback who has major disfigurement because nobody cared enough to manage his acne when he was a teen. The same is true of actor Chris Pine -- he usually hides his scars with beard stubble. This remains a serious personal and professional liability. Please get treated effectively. Acne is not curable until it self-cures with time, but it is always manageable. ...Read more

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Is there a way to surgically remove facial scars?

Scars cannot be : Removed. Scars can be 'revised' in attempt to make them smaller or less noticeable. How a scar looks many times depends on how an individual heals. There are things that can be done to try to minimize the scar, but ultimately our bodies heal the way they heal, sometimes despite our attempts to influence the healing process. ...Read more

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Is it true that icepick scars can ONLY be removed via laser treatment?

Is it true that icepick scars can ONLY be removed via laser treatment?

TX "icepick"scars: NO! Other TX's - subcision, fillers, fat grafting, etc. ...Read more

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Can self harm scars be removed surgically?

Can self harm scars be removed surgically?

Somewhat: Scar can be "improved" not eradicated. A well trained plastic surgeon can tell if he or she can give you a scar that is better than the one you have. ...Read more

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What are chances Mucocle caused by blocked/ruptured salivary gland once removed surgically will cause unevenness, leave scar, and permanent numbness?

What are chances Mucocle caused by blocked/ruptured salivary gland once removed surgically will cause unevenness, leave scar, and permanent numbness?

Mucocle P.Op. Symp.: Good day; The dozen or so Mucocles I have recently removed have left no unevenness or numbness. There may be a slight scar which is not visible unless you reflect lip. If found on the visible portion of lip, I would suggest dermatologist or Plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can flat moles be removed using lasers?

Can flat moles be removed using lasers?

Depends on diagnosis: This truly depends on the appearance of the lesion. If it is a true mole, it will likely require excision for a cure and to prevent malignant transformation. If it is however, a pigmented lesion, laser may be perfectly adequate. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis first. ...Read more

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Scars (Definition)

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