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Can You Get A Massage With A Keloid Scar
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a plastic surgeon revise or improve a penile scar on my shaft. laser? tattoo. it is truly a scar as I had a doctor confirm it as a scar
Of course: A plastic surgeon or urologist can take care of that ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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