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Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue

Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...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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How deep is the injection of steroid for a keloid scar from Achilles surgery?

How deep is the injection of steroid for a keloid scar from Achilles surgery?

Extreme caution....: This is a tricky area to do steroid injections. Maybe try some topical verapamil cream first to try and reduce the keloid. It couldn't hurt to try topical first. ...Read more

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Scar tissue is a variety of what?

Scar tissue is a variety of what?

Unclear: I'm not sure what your question is. Scar tissue is a an area of fibrous tissue where there has been an injury. It has the same building blocks as normal tissue but they are arranged in such a way that they are usually stiffer. There can be increased blood flow in the area with redness or an increase in pigment. ...Read more

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What causes scar tissue to form in the knee?

What causes scar tissue to form in the knee?

Attempts to Repair: Scar tissue results from your body's natural attempts to repair damage from injuries. Immobility may increase this, and physical therapy may be needed to counteract it. Your info indicates you've had some surgical procedures already, so your surgeon would be the best person to ask about your case. ...Read more

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What causes a hole scar in the face?

What causes a hole scar in the face?

Acne?: Set up a Health Tap consult with pictures to upload to site. The doctor will be able to evaluate and ask more details in order to come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is scar revision in forehead?

What is scar revision in forehead?

Excision of old scar: A scar revision involves an excision of the old scar, and reapproximation to try and achieve an improved cosmetic or functional result. Scar tension may also be redirected in the case of contracture or tethering, with different surgical techniques (e.g. Z-plasty) to help revise a scar on the forehead or other areas of the face and body. ...Read more

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At risk of bowel obstruction due to scar tissue. How can I dissolve the scar tissue without surgery?

SBO: Unfortunately there are no non-surgical ways to dissolve a sbo from scar tissue. Sometimes some conservative measures such as nothing by mouth or nasogastric decompression and intravenous hydration can be attempted prior to surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Does Cordran Tape (Flurandrenolide) flatten hypertrophic scars? I am looking to reduce the appearance of a scar from tattoo removal.

Does Cordran Tape (Flurandrenolide) flatten hypertrophic scars? I am looking to reduce the appearance of a scar from tattoo removal.

No good treatment: Really the best option would be to find yourself a very skilled and gentile doctor and scrape the area flat. Now hopefully your skin heals well and does not d keloid. But you never really know. Here you need the art of medicine ...Read more

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Is topical kelocote and Mederma are good for newly formed inward scar or depressed scar ( scar 1mm depth inwardly from surface), ?

Is topical kelocote and Mederma  are good for newly formed inward scar or  depressed scar  ( scar 1mm depth inwardly from surface), ?

Not really: This is more for scar lightening and massaging the scar, inward scar may require a filler to fill it in or in some cases a minor surgery to correct it. ...Read more

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Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Not necessarily: The laser will remove the surface of the keloid, but it can and often will grow back quickly and larger. Close follow up after removal of keloid scar tissue is absolutely necessary to catch recurrences early and treat accordingly. Preventing keloid recurrence can be done using injected corticorsteroids, radiation treatment and some topical products. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Help throbbing toenail groove 1 year after surgery no signs of regrowth could this be scar tissue from phenol?

Help throbbing toenail groove 1 year after surgery no signs of regrowth could this be scar tissue from phenol?

Phenol: ??? Phenol is the cauterizing agent that kills the root of the nail. Scar tissue from the procedure is a possibility. More than likely not enough of the side of the nail was removed and the rest of the nail is digging in the side- recurrent ingrown. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Wat causes scar tissue from surgeries and can.It be prevented?

Wat causes scar tissue from surgeries and can.It be prevented?

Healing process: The natural healing process will inevitably cause scarring. Some people are more prone to keloid scars which are more noticeable, internal scar tissues can occur and the more surgeries, the more likely scar tissue will form, at times which can cause adhesions. Scar tissue and adhesion formation can often occur despite having the best surgeon in the world...As it is usually inherent to some pts. ...Read more

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How can a dermatologist shave off small bit of scar tissue from belly piercing rejection?

How can  a dermatologist shave off small bit of scar tissue from belly piercing rejection?

Not normally: Scar tissue is dificult to treat by removing it with a shave technique as it tends to grow back. Usually other techniques are used like intralesional corticosteroid injections. ...Read more

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How can you minimize the appearance of a keloid scar?

How can you minimize the appearance of a keloid scar?

Injections: Keloids can be reduced in thickness with injections of cortisone or other medications such as floururacil. ...Read more

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What causes blackness at the end of a tkr scar?

Hemosiderin: Often bleeding into the subcutaneous tissues occur at the time of surgery. Blood has a pigment called hemosiderin which is left in the skin when the blood is resorbed. This causes a darken area of skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more