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No: Scars are permanent. You still months left they heal all the way. Til then they will be more noticeable. Massage, topical silicone and sunblock are reasonable ways to make the scar the best it can be. Remember uv energy [sunlight] can tan a scar and make it more noticeable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any treatment for keloid scars? Or medication to ease rhe pain, they are very painful, like electrical discharges. I have them on my back.
NO: No. There are procedures that can make them less noticeable. See a cosmetic dermatologist. ...Read more
No: Your best bet is to see a plastic surgeon who may be able to reduce the amount of scar tissue. I don't think that a dermatologist can offer much help but it may be worth a visit to one for advice. ...Read more
6 months after a knee operation, the wound is closed, but the skin around the scars is pigmented and very dark. Which medication is good?
Wait: Scars will gradually lighten over time. If you tend to make thick scars/keloids or have pigmented skin, the scar may remain dark. Skin bleaching creams do not work well on scars and may make the appearance worse by bleaching the surrounding area, which will draw even more attention to the scar. ...Read more
I get pimples before my periods..And they do not go away. Also the scars still remain for months now. Can u please suggest effective medication?
Scarring acne: If acne is leaving scars, it needs to be treated with oral medications that can be prescribed by your dermatologist. Unfortunately there are no over the counter medications that will help acne with scarring. It's also important not to squeeze acne as it can worsen the scarring. ...Read more
Varies: If your scarring is flat and only has a surface change, use of a variety of treatments may help (laser, chemical, mechanical dermabrasion to resurface, etc). If depressed (tissue loss), may need removal and suture repair to minimize the appearance. Too many vaiables to answer this question without a photo and more history. Good home care using mild abrasive cloths often help remove the old skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acne scars all over my cheeks and the side of my arms, what medication do you recommend to get rid of them?
Serious Rx: I am VERY sorry you've ended up with scarring, and even more sorry that you're not already under the care of a competent physician who should have been managing this all along. A combination of topical benzoyl peroxide plus an antibiotic may be enough, or the oral contraceptive pill, spironolactone, or isotretinoin may clear you. You can't remove the scars but you can stop new ones from forming. ...Read more
Acne I have acne, mostly blackheads, and it resides on my nose and under my eyes. Is there any good acne medicine out there that could help this? Also, I have a few scars from acne, is there also any ointment or medication to help that?
Typically : Typically for blackheads, a retinoid medication is used (such as differin (adapalene) or retin-a). Read more about acne, including the treatment options and simple tips, on the link below. As for the scars, it depends on the depth and width of the scars. Options might include laser, chemical peels, or dermabrasion. I hope that helps. ...Read more
I took acne medication most of it is gone now I have red marks not scars what can I do to heal the red marks. I also take monodox (doxycycline monohydrate).
Moisturizer: Use a skin moisturizer to help remove red marks. ...Read more
I have some wrist scars on both sides of the wrist from a bad drug trip. How can I get rid of them?
Consult: with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
AHA's: Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acis creams or lotions could help. ...Read more
What is the difference between dark spots, blemishes, acnes, scars & pimples? How do they form? Which skin type suffers what? Over the counter drugs?
Manage it: Multiple pimples is usually acne; blemishes is a "pop" euphemism for acne and it leaves dark spots. Before you or someone you care about ends up with scars, manage it. Forget about "skin types" or trying to figure out "why". If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you need to add prescription-strength Rx from your physician. ...Read more
Hi, i'd like to know if a bacne(acne and scars at back of the human body) is a HIV skin symptom?
I never go to prostitute and using needle for drugs.
Cicatrix: Treatment of a scar depends on if there is a problem the scar is causing. ...Read more
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