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Cordran Tape For Keloids
Pathologically...: As discussed in a prior answer, an occlusive dressing over a corticosteroid multiplies the concentration of that steroid up to a factor of ten. Cordran tape contains a fluoridated corticosteroid, one of the most potent available. Surgeons or dermatologist generally use this. As with any steroid, it can cause thinning, atrophy, easy bruising of the skin. Caution, stay away from face and neck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Keloid scar options: Keloids are scars that grow outside the boundaries of the original scar and usually require more agressive treatment such as surgery and injections. Scars that are thick or red but not keoids can be treated with various topicals, my recommendation being scar gel from skinmedica. Most scars improve over time without special treatment, and taping them for 6 weeks after surgery helps more than creams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which one works best for ice pick scars or box scars on face? Mederma Scar gel or Scarzone Scar Diminishing Cream SPF 15, 1 oz?
Probably not.: A wrinkle and a scar are very different and usually require different treatments. A wrinkle is a fold that creates a shadow. A wrinkle cream usually will tighten the skin to make it smoother and less likely to from a shadow, which is what makes it noticeable. A scar can be visible due to shadow, texture, or color. A qualified plastic surgeon or dermatologist should be able to advise you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Wrinkles and Tape: Cordran tape (flurandrenolide tape) is a steroid medicated bandage that might have some value in the treatment of inflammatory conditions of the skin. As a stand alone treatment, topical steroids are not an effective treatment for wrinkles. Some topical skin creams, including some with retin-a, have steroids in them to help reduce the reactive inflammation that goes along with Retin-A treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really none.: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next option is excision which comes with very high recurrence rates (and can come back worse than the original) and a postop regimen of silicone, pressure, and in severe cases even radiation treatment. ...Read more
Depends: If the scar is excessive it might help. A study showed some benefit, but the size of the study was small: only 30 people. That is not enough to give a statistically significant result really. It may be worth a try. If the scar is flat already, it won't do much. It helps with keloids or hypertrophic scarring (exaggerated scar formation) See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2918339/ ...Read more
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NO!: 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). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more