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Can you get a massage with a keloid scar?

Can you get a massage with a keloid scar?

Of course!: Massage will not flatten the keloid but there is no reason you can't enjoy a massage if you have a keloid. Sometimes keloids are sensitive when pressure is applied so let your therapist know if that is so. ...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


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Can you flatten a scar with dermabrasion?

Can you flatten a  scar with dermabrasion?

Yes: This depends on the location of the scar, but raised scars on the face can be significantly flattened with dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Can you remove a keloid?

Can you remove a keloid?

Yes: Surgical removal of a keloid is associated with a very high recurrence rate. However, when you combine surgery with other treatments, success rates are higher. Sometimes, you can combine excision with steroid injections or external beam radiation and have much higher rates of success. ...Read more

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In what way can you make a c-section scar look better if you have keloid skin?

In what way can you make a c-section scar look better if you have keloid skin?

Steroid injections: Keloids can sometimes respond to being injected with steroids. The sooner they are injected the better chance there is to reverse the keloid process. Otherwise, surgical revision is the only other option. ...Read more

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Will it be particularly painful to get a tattoo over a scar?

Will it be particularly painful to get a tattoo over a scar?

No: Please read my recommendation to ur other question about tatto and scars. But tattooing a area with scar should not be more painful, unless there is a problem like active inflammatipn or infection. Then you should avoid the area completely. Even keloids are active inflammation areas and they should be avoided. ...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 wont be typical as it is in the normal tissue. ...Read more

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How can you safely get a tattoo over a major scar on you back?

How can you safely get a tattoo over a major scar on you back?

Ok but use expert: Yes it is usually safe to use a "cover up" tattoo but scars do not behave the same as normal intact skin when it comes to ornamental pigmentation so see an experienced practitioner. ...Read more

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I work as a massage therapist. Can you contract hep A from giving a massage with a cut on your hand?

I work as a massage therapist. Can you contract hep A from giving a massage with a cut on your hand?

No risk: Nobody carries the hepatitis A virus. It's an acute disease that makes people sick with hepatitis. And it isn't passed by blood or through cuts, only by swallowing infected feces. Hepatitis B and C are different, blood borne and potentially acquired through wounds. However, even these are basically zero risk from this sort of exposure. There's no risk of any kind of hepatitis by massage. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to take care of a scar from a piercing?

What would be a good way to take care of a scar from a piercing?

Time: 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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How can I get rid of a scar using a laser?

How can I get rid of a scar using a laser?

By having God do it: It's a common misconception that lasers can circumvent the normal eventualities and exigencies of the healing of the human body. Once a scar is created it is present ever after. The remodeling of the skin can result in one with such a fine line that the typical human can't perceive it at a conversational distance but this has more to do with the skin physiology of that individual than it does w. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a keloid or a wart?

Big difference: keloids have a soft surface in a very long surface. warts have a much or limited, irregular surface what we call a very variegated surfaceThese are two different type of eruptions ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to self inject a keloid scar?

Is it possible for you to self inject a keloid scar?

No.: The only injection that has been somewhat helpful for keloid scars is a steroid, which is only available by prescription. Remember, the doctor who treats him/herself has an idiot for a patient! see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. ...Read more

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Which would be a better treatment for a raised keloid scar: fraxel or dermabrasion?

Neither: If it is truly a keloid then neither of those treatment modalities are effective. Treat options include steroid injections, surgery, and radiation treatments. ...Read more

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Can you remove a scar from your eye?

Can you remove a scar from your eye?

Maybe: If the scar is on the retina - generally not possible unless it is superficial scar tissue lying on the retina. Superficial scars of the cornea can sometime be treated with lasers (prk). ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to get a scar covered up by a massage?

Is it a bad idea to get a scar covered up by a massage?

Scar massage: 'scar massage' is a physical therapy technique used to break up adhesions that make a scar noticeable. It does not make the scar go away, but helps the skin move more freely at the site of the scar. ...Read more

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Is there any way to remove a hypertrophic scar and a keloid?

Is there any way to remove a hypertrophic scar and a keloid?

More common in the: Black race; occasionally helped by steroid injections, but i see the ones that have failed, and those that have many. Removing the scar by a plastic/cosmetic surgeon followed by radiotherapy. Get the XRT consult and surgeon to discuss...Needs to happen same day as surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more


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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more