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Doctor insights on: Healing Otoplasty Scars

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more


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Is bio oil effective at healing scars?

Is bio oil effective at healing scars?

Yes, very effective: I have found bio oil to be very effective in improving the appearance of scars after surgery. It has to be applied twice daily on a regular basis in a circular motion to allow the ingredients to penetrate deeply into the area of the scar. ...Read more

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Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

It can: Liquid nitrogen is sometimes used to freeze off freckles by killing the pigmented cells. Any injury can cause a scar if it is deep enough so be sure you get someone who is careful and has experience to do this treatment. You could end up with a white spot instead of a freckle! ...Read more

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Is there any update in treatment of kidney scar?

Is there any update in treatment of kidney scar?

Kidney Scars: Kidney scars are in response to injury, often due to infection or kidney stones. The best thing to do is to protect the remaining normal kidney by preventing further injury. ...Read more

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If my healing scar is bubbling up, what can I do?

If my healing scar is bubbling up, what can I do?

See your surgeon: Any injury to the skin, whether accidental or surgical (a controlled "injury") will lead to some scarring. The quality of the scar depends on many factors including the cause, the treatment and host factors. A "bubbling up" scar is described as "hypertrophic" and can be improved by early treatments as with topical scar creams, cortisone and certain lasers. See your physician for advice. ...Read more

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What kind of scar treatment is available out there?

What kind of scar treatment is available out there?

Many options: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the reason we get scabs when a scar is healing?

Its natural: Your skin (epidermis) is a natural, porous barrier to the outside world. It keeps the fluid inside your body. When you scrape off skin, or have a break in the skin from an incision, the body will "leak" blood and serum out of the wound. The body tries to seal off the area with a scab. Wounds left to heal by scabbing typically look worse than a wound kept moist with an emollient during healing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: scar treatment?

A spectrum of choice: Scar treatment can be defined as any intervention performed on a scar. This can vary from simple treatments such as topical massage or tape or silicone gel sheeting/ointment proceeding up to progressively more aggressive and invasive treatments ranging from external energy application (ultrasound, laser, light, radifrequency, etc) up to injections, radiation therapy, surgery and many more options. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment or surgery for unsightly scars?

What is the best treatment or surgery for unsightly scars?

Silicone gel sheets: Scars look better after compression with a silicone gel sheet which can be worn nightly. The compression helps to remodel deep scar tissue making it flatter. When scars are fresh, the sheet helps remove redness faster too. Surgery or resurfacing treatments are indicated when the orientation, thickness or contracture of the scar needs to be modified. You may need to see a plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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What are some beauty product that can help scars treatment?

Sunscreen/silicone: The two most effective ingredients providing scar improvement in otc products. Other agents which may have benefits includes allium cepa extract, kojic acid (bleaching), retinols, and a list of many thers such as vitamin e or k. ...Read more