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What's to be done about chickenpox scar?

What's to be done about chickenpox scar?

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. Good luck! ...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's to be done about chickenpox scars?

What's to be done about chickenpox scars?

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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What should I do to get chickenpox scars off ?

Seek consult: 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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Can anyone tell me home remedies for chickenpox scars?

Usually use doctor: 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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What is an effective way to remove chickenpox scars/marks?

What is an effective way to remove chickenpox scars/marks?

Scar improvement: They can not be completely removed. However they can be helped with dermabrasion, punch graft elevation, subcision and filler material elevation, laser resurfacing. See your dermatologist to improve the appearance of the marks with these techniques. ...Read more

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What is the surgery to remove chickenpox scars?

What is the surgery to remove chickenpox scars?

Depends on lesions: The choice of removal depends on the depth of the scars and their location as well as the skin type of the patient. Excision or laser ablation are possible. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives besides surgery to remove chickenpox scars/marks?

Are there any alternatives besides surgery to remove chickenpox scars/marks?

Yes!: Chicken pox scars are similar to acne scars. They are depressed and usually scattered around an area. They can be improved significantly with treatment such as dermarolling and lasers including nd:yag, co2, and ematrix. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of chickenpox scars?

What's the best way to get rid of chickenpox scars?

You can't: Unfortunately you can't "get rid" of scars. They can be made to be less noticeable but this depends on the scars appearance. Often what makes chicken pox scars more noticeable is that they are depressed or indented. Sometimes fillers can help them, cutting the scar out and closing it in a line that hides in the natural wrinkles can work very well. There are lasers that may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Can there be anyway to get rid of chickenpox scars?

Can there be anyway to get rid of chickenpox scars?

Reduce them YES: Crater like scarring from chickenpox are able to be filled from underneath, mechanically planed (dermabraded) to reduce crater edges, or excised and sutured. Each choice is patient, location and size dependent in most cases. All scarring is permanent, the goals of these procedures is to minimize the visual appearance or noticeability. Often very successful. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more