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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anything be done to reduce the appearance of scars caused by laser tattoo removal? (i.e. dermabrasion, etc.)
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
TX "icepick"scars: NO! Other TX's - subcision, fillers, fat grafting, etc. ...Read more
What are chances Mucocle caused by blocked/ruptured salivary gland once removed surgically will cause unevenness, leave scar, and permanent numbness?
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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