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Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more


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Mederma reduces keloids?

Mederma reduces keloids?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can crushed aspirin tablets work on keloid scars?

Can crushed aspirin tablets work on keloid scars?

Many treatments....: There are many treatments for keloids: surgical removal, usually accompanied by steroid injection postoperatively, low dose radiation, and pressure (usually for earlobe keloids in combination with surgery.) we have had good luck with surgery and steroid injections and that is generally my recommended treatment. Crushed aspirin...I'm afraid not. ...Read more

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Will silicone sheets work for keloid and hypertrophic scars?

Will silicone sheets work for keloid and hypertrophic scars?

Generally No: The data for silicone in scarring is very poor. It is mostly a waste of money. Fro some scars there are laser modalities that work well. ...Read more

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Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

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

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Which scar cream would work better for flattening on an old keloid scar?

Which scar cream would work better for flattening on an old keloid scar?

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

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Have rosacea & 2 raised red bumps on cheek. Dr suggest shaving them off & laser. Also have keloids. Will this work? Could it scar badly due to keloid?

Patients who keloid: Can be at higher risk for keloids. I would confirm that you really have keloids and not hypertrophic scars. There is no guarantee so if spots bother you then you can try shave and laser (make sure this is with a dermatologist), but if they don't bother you why take the risk. ...Read more

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Can scar revision work to remove keloids? I have a bump on the top of my ear from when I had the cartilage pierced several years ago. I have been told it is a keloid. Can scar revision remove this bump permanently? .

Can scar revision work to remove keloids? I have a bump on the top of my ear from when I had the cartilage pierced several years ago. I have been told it is a keloid. Can scar revision remove this bump permanently? .

Keloids: Keloids can be very tough to treat. One might want to consider an injection of a steroid first to see if it will shrink. If not then surgery is the first choice and many times at the time of surgery iwill inject soem steroids while I am closing. Followup is so critical so at the first sign of a recurrence you can have it injected. Wwwbeautybybrueck. ...Read more

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Will Mederma really work on scars?

Will Mederma really work on scars?

No: Mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vitamin e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more

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Could Mederma really work on any type of scar?

Could Mederma really work on any type of scar?

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I had this scab and by mistake ripped it out. Will Mederma really work on scars?

I had this scab and by mistake ripped it out. Will Mederma really work on scars?

Scabs BAD: The best thing you did was rip the scab off. Mederma may provide the wound optimal conditions to heal, but it is the way your body heals wounds that will ultimately determine how the scar will turn out. A scabs is the body's way to protect a wound while healing. But esthetically, a scab will result in a gap between skin edges that eventually becomes visible. Use antibiotic oint keep clean no scabs. ...Read more

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Sorry, I wrote a previous question too. Which would work better for scars? Mederma or silicone? Thanks!

Sorry, I wrote a previous question too. Which would work better for scars? Mederma or silicone? Thanks!

Probably silicone: They both can help but the best answer is the one that you use correctly. Mederma's instruction is to massage the cream on the scar about four times a day; no one really does this. Silicone solution has to be applied daily and allowed to dry. Silicone pads have to be held in place on the scar for months.
Use the product that works best for your scar location and lifestyle. ...Read more

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Helpchichen pox scars: what are the home remedies I can use to make it fade. And also will Mederma work?

Helpchichen pox scars: what are the home remedies I can use to make it fade. And also will Mederma work?

Laser: You may see the most improvement with laser therapy. Even with new wounds, mederma and most topical treatments for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vit e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more

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Does mederma works on 13-15 year old nail scars???

Does mederma works on 13-15 year old nail scars???

Scar treatments: White scars do not respond to topical treatments. New scars that are pink respond to retin a, (tretinoin) kelocote, and silicone gel sheets. Dark spots are not scars, but respond to topical hydroquinone cream. Www. Drbader. Com

there are lasers that can help as well. ...Read more

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What would work better for keratosis pilaris scars: oil or mederma?

What would work better for keratosis pilaris scars: oil or mederma?

Oil vs mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can Mederma works on acne scars?

Can Mederma works on acne scars?

Forget it: This is a cover-up based on a gimmicky onion formula. I'm really sorry that your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. If you want something that works, you'll need to get with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who can use a laser, filler or microsurgery. ...Read more

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Can Mederma work for chemical burn scars?

Can Mederma work for chemical burn scars?

Better to go with: Silicone sheeting and a custom fitted pressure mask. There's lots of research in the burn literature to show this is an effective method for reducing scar thickness and improving the appearance. Mederma - not so much... ...Read more

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Will Mederma work for a cleft palate scar?

Will Mederma work for a cleft palate scar?

No!: Mederma is simply onion extract. It has been studied and has absolutely no effect on scarring. It's only effect is hypersensitivity in a small percentage of people. Massage will help and possibly revision with time. ...Read more

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Does tretinoin work better for scars or stretch marks better than things like ScarFade or Mederma?

Does tretinoin work better for scars or stretch marks better than things like ScarFade or Mederma?

Tretinoin for scars: Retin-A (tretinoin) is a topical derivative of vitamin A that is most commonly used to treat acne, but also has several properties that may help fade discolored skin and certain types of scars. If you are looking for a more conservative approach to treating your scars than lasers or surgery, Retin-A may be a good option for you. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work well on acne scars and age spots?

Does Mederma work well on acne scars and age spots?

Mederma won't work: Mederma can be helpful for surgical or traumatic wounds during the healing period. Once scars have matured it is unlikely that Mederma will result in any improvement. ...Read more

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Hellow doctor, I have 13-15 year old nail scars on my face. Does mederma works on it???

Hellow doctor, I have 13-15 year old nail scars on my face. Does mederma works on it???

Scars: Coco butter or mederma might help. Be careful with mederma it can dry your skin. Good luck ...Read more

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La mer, mederma, massages, and nothing seems to work for acne scars. Would a laser treatment work?

La mer, mederma, massages, and nothing seems to work for acne scars. Would a laser treatment work?

Fractionated laser: One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more

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How do I clean a curling iron burn? How long does it take, and does Mederma work for scarring?

How do I clean a curling iron burn? How long does it take, and does Mederma work for scarring?

Curling iron burn: How bad of a burn? Did it blister? If you are worried it isn't healing or that it is infected, please have someone look at it. If it isn't too serious, you can try an over the counter burn remedy. When it starts to heal, then you can use the Mederma to improve the scar. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting keloids after my scar heals?

Keloid scars: Dear hashooil,
it depends on how they are taken care of. With excision, regular injections of steroids, use of silicone sheeting, the chances that the keloid will come back are minimal.
Best regards,
nima shemirani. ...Read more

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How can I remove my keloid scar?

Can't be removed: Keloid scars can perhaps be reduced and improved but not totally removed. These may need to be removed surgically and then you likely will need a series of cortisone injections to try and keep it from regrowing. There are other treatments for those which regrow but some cannot be completely controlled. You should see a surgeon experienced in keloid management. ...Read more

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Can you get a massage with a keloid scar?

Can you get a massage with a keloid scar?

Of course!: Massage will not flatten the keloid but there is no reason you can't enjoy a massage if you have a keloid. Sometimes keloids are sensitive when pressure is applied so let your therapist know if that is so. ...Read more

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What's good to use on keloid scars on face?

What's good to use on keloid scars on face?

Not much: Topical silicone is about the only thing available. Coupled with a compression garment you might see some changes. Intralesional ( (injected into the scar) is is usually very good. Steroids, calcium channel blockers and some anti-cancer drugs will get a good response. See a plastic surgeon in your area for an evaluation ...Read more

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When should someone have a keloid scar removed?

When should someone have a keloid scar removed?

Location & Size: Depends on how much it is bothering you, pain, size, location (interfering with vision or hearing). Generally, it is a simple procedure to excise a keloid. The main risk is recurrence of the keloid. Compression therapy and/or steroid injections can help minimize the keloid. If the keloid is large I generally advise removing it and starting fresh. Good luck ...Read more

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