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Which type of cream to remove scars of chicken pox?

Which type of cream to remove scars of chicken pox?

AHA's and Retinoids: The most effective topical creams to reduce scars is Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycoloic or Lactic Acid containing creams. Retinoids in the form of retinol, retinoic acid and tretinoin containing creams are also helpful. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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What sort of creams are effective for old scars? By chicken pox

What sort of creams are effective for old scars? By chicken pox

None: It is doubtful that creams will eradicate scarring, regardless of the source. Consultation with a plastic surgeon may be of value and provide several potential avenues by which to deal with this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chicken pox 3rd day will using zovirax (acyclovir) cream for face help in healing or prevent from scar?

Possible: The anti-viral creams will shorten the duration of the illness, and in so doing, may help prevent some scars possibly forming. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a chicken pox scar besides my lip. It's been there since 10 yrs now! Can I use fade creams like depi white to fade it a bit? Or chemical peel?

I have a chicken pox scar besides my lip. It's been there since 10 yrs now! Can I use fade creams like depi white to fade it a bit? Or chemical peel?

Chicken pox scar: Many chicken pox scars are depressions in the skin. Deep ones need to be cut out and the skin closed with sutures. Shallow ones can be treated with dermabrasion or lasers. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure chicken pox scars?

How can I quickly cure chicken pox scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.

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How I remove the chicken pox scars? Is it takes 3 months or more?

How I remove the chicken pox scars? Is it takes 3 months or more?

Yes: The average patient who just waits for these to resolve may take a year or so to see them fade. Skin tone changes are often the last thing to improve & any spots that were scratched often or became infected would take the longest. Vit E and or sunscreen can help. ...Read more

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Is sebo de macho effective in deep chicken pox scars pls? Thanks in advance.

Is sebo de macho effective in deep chicken pox scars pls? Thanks in advance.

Not usually: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. ...Read more

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I have chicken pox marks on my face...Suggest me a cream to fade it plzzz?

I have chicken pox marks on my face...Suggest me a cream to fade it plzzz?

Limited options: This is best treated with laser. A series of light facial peels may be beneficial in reducing the appearance of the scars. ...Read more

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What are your recommendations on how to treat chicken pox marks/scars especially on my face area?

What are your recommendations on how to treat chicken pox marks/scars especially on my face area?

See dermatologist: There are different type of treatments available for chicken pox marks /scars to be treated, consult your dermatologist he can suggest what procedure you need for your marks. ...Read more

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Should I use vitamin E for a chicken pox scar?

Should I use vitamin E for a chicken pox scar?

You can try Vitamin: E or Mederma. The best protection from scarring is actually protection from the sun, so sunscreen is actually the most effective way to lessen a scar from occurring and helping it fade. ...Read more

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How can I remove scars from chicken pox or acne?

How can I remove scars from chicken pox or acne?

Dermatology consult: It is not possible to remove a scar by any means. A dermatologist can make them less visible with abrasion, injection, a laser or surgery. Hollywood's chris pine is one of many celebrity successes; other hollywood leads have chosen to keep their scars for the "tough man" effect. It's your choice. ...Read more

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It's been over 3 weeks since I got chicken pox & I still have scars, including a concave brown one on my forehead. Will they go away on their own?

It's been over 3 weeks since I got chicken pox & I still have scars, including a concave brown one on my forehead. Will they go away on their own?

Chickenpox scarring: Unfortunately, chickenpox scars can persist after the infection. The good news is that scars remodel themselves for about a period of 2 yrs- thus after a period of time, the scar will become smaller and less distinct. If the scar REALLY bothers you, U might want to see a plastic surgeon. They have tools that may help improve your image. There is a chickenpox vaccine that could have prevented this. ...Read more

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Noticed a pinkie tip sized indentation on inner thigh that looks like chicken pox scar. Never noticed it before. I'm almost 65. What might this be?

Thigh lesion would: Need to be examined. You could do this on Healthtap prime on a video conference or probably better in person with your physician. ...Read more

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How can I remove chicken pox scars?

Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more

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How can chicken pox scars be removed?

How can chicken pox scars be removed?

Improve not remove: These scars can be excised buttery will only be replaced with another scar. Many options exist and will vary depending on the depth, width and severity ofthe scar. Fillers, dermabrasion, needing, resurfacing (laser or mechanical) peels, grafting, revision and many other alternatives should be discussed with an experienced physician and surgeon. ...Read more

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What can be done about deep chicken pox scars?

What can be done about deep chicken pox scars?

Plastic surgeon: A good plastic surgeon may give you several options to consider. Some dermatologists may also have expertise in this area. ...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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Scar Revision (Definition)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or ...Read more