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What is the definition or description of: Abnormal scar formation?

What is the definition or description of: Abnormal scar formation?

Scar: Excessive or exuberant injury site growth. Good rule of thumb is level of cicatrix above normal skin level in older injury site. It is subjective though. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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What do I do with my acne scars n pitt formation on my face.How can I reduce. Any home remedy. Hw many sittings of fraxel laser 4 superficial pitts.

What do I do with my acne scars n pitt formation on my face.How can I reduce. Any home remedy. Hw many sittings of fraxel laser 4 superficial pitts.

Many options: There are many different ways to try to improve the appearance of acne scars. The best place to start is with a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can review the expected results with skin care, resurfacing procedures, injections or surgical techniques. Unfortunately this is often a difficult problem and you need to go in with the expectation of improvement, not perfection. ...Read more

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Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Infection: Check with your private dermatologist.This sound like recurrence of small glutral abscesses leaving hard painful scars- or in fact, ongoing abscess formation. Must be visualized for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Home remedy to get rid of acne and scars?

Home remedy to get rid of acne and scars?

Seek consultation: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for acne scars?

Home remedy acne: The treatment of acne scars depends on the depth, color, and deformity caused by the scars. Sunscreen, gentle cleanser, and non-comedogenic makeup can help reduce the appearance of scars. Microdermabrasion, dermabrasion or surgical excision may be required to remove scars. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for scars?

What is a good home remedy for scars?

Nothing is perfect..: But please be aware that scars will fade with time and take 6-12 months to mature. In the meantime, avoid sunburn or suntan while the scar is still pink. Otc medications such as mederma may help to improve the appearance of the scar. Scars often look their worst about 6 weeks after the injury. If the appearance worsens after that, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is an effective home remedy for facial scars?

What is an effective home remedy for facial scars?

Yes a few options: Yes, but in the meantime consider avoidance of sun exposure with sunscreens, topical silastic gel sheeting, scar massage, and pressure therapy. If the scar continues to grow beyond 6 weeks, consider steroid injections. Also consider e use of skin bleaching agents for hyperpigmentation scars. Ultimately surgery may be necesssary. ...Read more

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Home remedy to remove pimples scars?

Home remedy to remove pimples scars?

Vitamin E is good: for the skin and MAY help scarring. It's easier to buy a bottle of vitamin E at the drug store and apply that rather than opening capsules. Peace and good health. Neat, clean, and being a nice person is more important than scars. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy to get rid of acne and scars ?

Is there a good home remedy to get rid of acne and scars ?

Will disappoint: Over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide is your best non-prescription rx. Nothing you can do at home will touch scars. If you are the patient are are avoiding a physician's office visit, that is your business, but if you are responsible for the health of a teen who already has scarring, you have a duty to get him/her effective treatment that only evidence-based medicine is likely to provide. ...Read more

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Could there be a home-made treatment to get rid of scars on legs?

Could there be a home-made treatment to get rid of scars on legs?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy to make acne scars better?

Is there a home remedy to make acne scars better?

No: Scars are permanent. They can be revised if bad, and this can be done by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a home remedy to get rid of scars?

Anyone know what is a home remedy to get rid of scars?

Excellent wound care: Good home remedy of a scar begns with excellent and meticulous care of the initial wound causing the scar. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well approximated under minimal tension will tend to produce optimal scarring. Gentle cleansing of a contaminated wound with subsequent moist dressings will general produce the least prominent scar. Scar massage/pressure/occlusion may help. ...Read more

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Is there something similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Is there something similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

No: Nothing's going to help with depressed acne scars of any subtype except the lasers, fillers or microsurgery that some dermatologists and plastic surgeons can use. I'm sorry you ended up with scars in the first place; all acne is manageable nowadays and it's unfortunate that yours was neglected. ...Read more

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I have this scar on the back of my upper leg and i want to know an at home therapy treatment?

I have this scar on the back of my upper leg and i want to know an at home therapy treatment?

None: I am not aware of any good scar treatment that is home therapy. If this is on a African American person this can be very trouble some as the keloid may get larger. Steroids can sometimes be use but only by a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which is now the top product or home remedy to fade acne scars?

You can't: Anybody offering you something to remove acne scars is scamming you. Only a dermatologist can do this, using microsurgery, lasers, fillers, and/or abrasion. I'm sorry the scars happened in the first place -- all acne is treatable nowadays. Some men -- tommy lee jones, jet li, casey pachall (photo) have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's a personal choice. ...Read more

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Is there anything similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Is there anything similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Not likely useful: I have seen many of these products advertised in the skymall magazine and other miscellaneous infomercials and shopping networks but I am quite skeptical about their effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is there a home treatment that i can use to treat dark spots or other scars? Is laser treatment expensive?

Is there a home treatment that i can use to treat dark spots or other scars? Is laser treatment expensive?

Yes: There are chemicals that you can apply at home to treat dark spots. They must be prescribed by your plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Abnormal Scar Formation (Definition)

Excessive or exuberant injury site growth. Good rule of thumb is level of cicatrix above normal skin level in older injury site. ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more