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Do Warts Leave Scars
Would using Dr. Scholl's Freeze-Away Wart Removal be okay to use on Molluscum Contagiosum in the genital region? Will it leave scars?
Be specific: You will not want to use this on or near the labia. You could try it on the pubic area. Any irritation can speed the clearing of molluscum. Mild irritation will leave no scars. These are not true warts. They are a pox virus with 2 types. One type infects mostly children, the other is sexually transmitted. If you do nothing they will usually clear in a few months. If you need help, the best is derm ...Read more
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Do scars from plantar's warts ever go away? I had one a couple of years ago & have a scar, it doesn't bother me but I'm just curious about that
Likely not: There are ways to augment the scars and help them fade. But, likely there will be some residual scar from the plantars wart... ...Read more
Tincture of time: In most instances time is one of your best friends. Of course. Full thickness injury may require more urgent treatment to minimize scarring. Silicone gel sheeting and pressure dressings are time tested methods to minimize scar formation. Avoid sun and tobacco use. Excision or surgical scar revision may be required but rarely necessary. ...Read more
You can't!: See a plastic surgeon, or dermatologist who performs cosmetic procedures to correct scars. ...Read more
What's the difference between a wart and a wart scar. Not sure if I have warts or scars from warts.?
Hi. I've had my HPV warts removed and for a while now it has been fine but recently I noticed that one of the "scars" look a little more prominent..
Local recurrence: Is not unusual. Go back to your doctor for another treatment before it gets any larger. It is much easier when the lesions are small. ...Read more
I got a black scar on the neck for applying garlic paste on warts. What should I do to remove the scar?
Healed or not: If it's due to healing it may clear. It however may just stay there depending on the state of the scar. If it's not a scar but rather tissue reaction it may resolve ...Read more
Leave alone: Scars from warts usually fill in and disappear on their own but may take6 -12 months. ...Read more
Sir I have facial flat warts....quite a few since 10 years. I am 22 year old indian male. Is radio frequency treatment suitable and scar free?
Warts: It isn't necessarily scar free but is a suitable. Liquid nitrogen is an option ...Read more
So does it mean that it's almost gone? If its flat from the side and looks like a scar? Is it close to going away? (finger wart)
Laser resurfacing: These type of scars usually fade over time, but laser resurfacing may help if the scars become permanent. ...Read more
I have a wart on my finger close to my cuticle. It's been there for about 2 years & now it LOOKS like a scar. Does that mean it's gone?? Please help!
Ungual wart: Ungual warts are difficult to eradicate. See your dermatologist for help ...Read more
I had a wart three years ago and successfully removed it. It left a hypertrophic scar. How likely is it for the wart to return? How can I prevent it?
Very unlikely: Usually warts will grow back within three months if they are going to reoccur. ...Read more
I have recently had several warts on my legs die and fall off on their own, and they've left dark scar tissue :/ any treatments I could use?
I had a old wart freezed out about 6months ago but it a scaly type of scar so I decided to get a tattoo over it. Will the skin ever turn smoothe?
Must see to answer: The probability is no, since the irregularity may be scar tissue which is fibrous and seldom resolves, but for better response, see a dermatologist who can examine this and respond to you specifically. ...Read more
How do I remove dark scars on penis do to burning off warts. Had genital warts years ago, burned them off myself. How do I get rid of dark scars (please)!
Burn scars usually last a lifetime. The good news is that they lighten over time. There is a cream called Mederma that you can buy over the counter that may help lighten the scar. Read the instructions prior to buying to make sure this gel can be used on the genitals. Lastly please do not perform any more home medical procedures on yourself, this can be dangerous, and leave long lasting scars. There are other treatments for genital warts that would have resulted in no scars.
Good luck. ...Read more
How can I tell the difference between genital warts and scar tissue from episiotomy? Inner lip area
I have a 5 year old cluster-like keloid scar on my jawline from acne. Can I use 17% salicylic acid wart remover to slough off the layers?
Keloids: The treatment you propose will do little to impact Keloidal scarring. These scars are a build-up of dense collagen in the dermis and little effected by the kind of exfoliative surface treatment for a wart, which is an epidermal process. A good plastic surgeon may be able to help guide you on better options, surgical or medical. ...Read more
Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?
I read that removing a plantar wart via blunt dissection results in little or no scarring. Am I misinformed?
Warts: Do not invade skin deeper than the uppermost layer, the epidermis, so removing them should not involve cutting through the dermis. If the dermis is not cut, there is no scarring. Once healed, you'll never know anything was there in the first place. You should be peachy! Good luck! ...Read more
I have severe scarring, what looks like cigarette burns from having a wart removed from one leg, and a tiny little dot on the other. Is this normal?
Scarring: This may happen. See a plastic surgeon for advice on getting rid of these scars. ...Read more