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Causes Of Keloid Scar
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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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
Have ankle pain, X-ray reveals scar tissue from a decades-old injury. Are there non-surgical ways to reduce or eliminate the scar tissue?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At risk of bowel obstruction due to scar tissue. How can I dissolve the scar tissue without surgery?
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
Is topical kelocote and Mederma are good for newly formed inward scar or depressed scar ( scar 1mm depth inwardly from surface), ?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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