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Doctor insights on: Facial Scar Fade

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Does facial scars fade away over time?

Does facial scars fade away over time?

Facial scars: Scar do fade but may not go away entirely. Silicone tape/creams can help fade scars and it is over the counter in pharmacies. Laser treatment can help resurface the skin. There is also microdermabrasion and chemical peels f/u/ w/ dermatologist

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Dr. Barry Press
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What do the experts think, should my facial scar fade, or is it permanent?

What do the experts think, should my facial scar fade, or is it permanent?

Fade but permanent: 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 more

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How can I fade facial scars using home remedies?

How can I fade facial scars using home remedies?

Scars...: Are permanent and cannot be removed. Scars take some time to mature, however, and don't assume their final appearance for 6-12 months. During that time, avoid sunburn or tanning. Preparations like Mederma may improve their appearance. See a board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon if the appearance of the scar is not satisfactory after it has matured; it may be able to be revised. ...Read more

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How can facial scars be removed?

How can facial scars be removed?

Improve not remove: There is no way to definitively remove facial scars. In some cases, larger scars can be directly excised and improved. In other cases, a variety of techniques may be used such as
cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion and laser. Subcision and filler, prp and other techniques can also play a role. Most therapies involve a combination to work syngergistically to improve overall appearance. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure facial scars?

What is the best way to cure facial scars?

No single solution: There are no single solutions for scars and this will depend on the type of the scar. How young, raised, wide, red, cause, etc. Many options exist for treatment. However avoiding sun and tobacco use are important. Laser, injections, pressure, dermabrasion, resurfacing, chemical peels, fillers and many more interventions may be indicated. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce small facial scars?

What can I do to reduce small facial scars?

Depends on the scar: The scars which are more treatable "at home" are the scars which are raised or elevated, as opposed to depressed scars. Silicone gels and sheets, as well as Mederma flatten scars and reduce redness. Massaging the scar also helps. Steroid injections can help flatten scars. Depressed scars will likely need treatments such as: scar revision, filler injections, subcision, or skin resurfacing. ...Read more

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What can reduce the appearance of facial scars?

What can reduce the appearance of facial scars?

Many options: Time is the best intervention. Facial scars will improve for up to 12 months. Steroid injections can be used for hypertrophic scars. Lasers can help with pigmented scars. Topical scar gels can help in the early healing period. If the scar is widened or poorly positioned it can be cut out surgically and replaced with a finer scar. Lastly, it can be tattooed to camouflage it. ...Read more

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What are some methods of removing facial scars?

What are some methods of removing facial scars?

Z plasty: Z plasty or running w plasty or other forms of local tissue trasnfer can be used to hide scars by moving them to areas where they are hidden or less visible. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance of a facial scar?

How can I reduce the appearance of a facial scar?

Facial scar options: Facial scars will improve for up to 12 months after the injury or procedure. Beyond that time point, steroid injection, laser treatments or scar revision are helpful depending upon exactly what the scar issue happens to be. See a board certified facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist to discuss the option most appropriate for you. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen weber, M.D. ...Read more

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Is there a way to surgically remove facial scars?

Is there a way to surgically remove facial scars?

Scars cannot be: Removed. Scars can be 'revised' in attempt to make them smaller or less noticeable. How a scar looks many times depends on how an individual heals. There are things that can be done to try to minimize the scar, but ultimately our bodies heal the way they heal, sometimes despite our attempts to influence the healing process. ...Read more

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How does one remove facial scars from an accident?

How does one remove facial scars from an accident?

Facial Scar Treatmen: Facial scars, once in place can never be removed. They can be made less noticeable. In general, most facial scars take approximately one year to mature. If the scars are still present, interventions such as scar revision, dermabrasion, and lasers can sometimes help. Most of the scar gels have limited efficacy. Consult a facial scar expert for the best treatment for your specific scars. ...Read more

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How can I remove the discoloration in facial scars?

How can I remove the discoloration in facial scars?

Seek consultation: The options are several. The most effective option is sunscreen to avoid further hyperpigmentation. Laser treatments can also reduce the redness of maturing scar tissue. Lastly, hydroquinone can be helpful in certain cases to reduce darkening of scar tissue. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S.
Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Do you know a good product for fading facial scars?

Do you know a good product for fading facial scars?

Vit E: Vit E can reduce scars. You can buy the capsules and express the Vit E oil from the cap through a pinhole. Rub a small amount onto the scar three times a day. This will take about three weeks to work. After three weeks, if there is no result, consult a dermatologist. If there is a positive result, you should also discontinue the use. ...Read more

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How should I treat a facial scar if I want it to fade?

How should I treat a facial scar if I want it to fade?

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 more

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Can you suggest a good product for fading facial scars?

Can you suggest a good product for fading facial scars?

Silicone gel: Kelocote is an excellent product considered first-line for treatment of hypertrophic scars or keloids.

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Is there an easy and fast way to take care of facial scars?

Scar revision: There are many methods of scar revision. If it is a long linear scar it needs to be cut and then broken into smaller scars. After the healing a dermabrasion procedure will make it look good. If it is raised keloid like scar then using steroid injections and a pulse dye laser will help. ...Read more

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Is there anything that actually works to remove facial scars?

Scars are permanent: Once a scar has happened, there is nothing that can completely erase it. However, you can minimize the appearance using plastic surgery methods and lasers and coverup makeups. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reverse a facial scar happened by accident?

Erasing scars: You cannot erase a scar but you can do procedures that help camouflage it so that is is barely noticeable. ...Read more

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How to clear a facial scar, when I was little I was attacked by a put bull and now my scars are really noticeable. How can I get them off?

Scar Revision: Traumatic scars can be removed or revised depending on the extent and location of the scar. A careful facial exam assessing the severity, quality, and color of the scar is very important. After the exam decisions can be made as to what treaments will be used. Common treatments for hypertrophic (thickened) scars include: surgical removal, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and steroid injections. ...Read more

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How to fix traumatic facial scars?

Reconstructive surg: Best to consult a reconstructive surgeon to determine the best modalities for treatment. Some may be non-surgical, or you may need special surgical techniques to modify, camoflage, or rearrange your scars. Scar management may require steroid injections, carboxytherapy, microneedling, or other techniques. One approach is not necessarily better than another to obtain a good result. ...Read more

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Do all facial surgeries leave scars?

Do all facial surgeries leave scars?

No: Most facial operations do leave a scar, although they are usually hidden within creases or wrinkles. However, some operations do not leave a scar, such as laser skin surgery or arthroscopy. Some facial operations are completely hidden by being done through the mouth or nose. ...Read more

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What causes a hole scar in the face?

Acne?: Set up a Health Tap consult with pictures to upload to site. The doctor will be able to evaluate and ask more details in order to come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I remove scars from my face.

How can I remove scars from my face.

Scar treatment: Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them but nothing will completely remove them. I treat pigmented scars with bbl to lighten them, thick scars with fractional laser to soften them, or bad or wide scars with surgery to cut out the scar and re-sew it a more cosmetically pleasing way. The laser approach requires a series of treatments to be effective--often 5-6. ...Read more

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Hi, how can I cure mild scars in my face?

Hi, how can I cure mild scars in my face?

Derm plastic surgeon: See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon formamreviewmof the many options that are available and too numerous to review here. ...Read more

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Does 2nd degree leave scars on your face?

Burns?: If you are speaking of burns, it is possible. "2nd degree" or partial thickness burns are a wide spectrum of injury and may leave minor to major scarring. ...Read more

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Will a bite mark to the face leave a scar?

It depends: Bite marks typically don't leave a scar unless the teeth actually penetrate or 'break' the skin. Even if the skin is penetrated it may not leave much of a scar. Keep the area clean, antibiotic ointment if scabs are present and see a doctor if any redness or increasing pain occurs as this could be sign of infection. Once the area heals protect it from the sun, moisturizer and massage the area daily. ...Read more

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What can be applied on face to fade scars?

Hydrquinone: Will fade the hyperpigmentation but still leave the scar marks. You did not say if try were dark or red. ...Read more

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I have these facial scars from spots - help?

I have these facial scars from spots - help?

Facial Scars: There are many techniques that can improve the appearance of scars. Nothing erases scars completely but there often can be an improvement in there appearance. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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