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Are there any good home remedies for atrophic scar aka pitted scar?

Are there any good home remedies for atrophic scar aka pitted scar?

Pitted Scars: Unfortunately there are no good home remedies for these types of scars. Raised scars are a different issue. You can improve the appearance of that type of scar with massage and pressure over time. But pitted scars usually require excision. ...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 are some home remedies for scar removal or lightening them?

What are some home remedies for scar removal or lightening them?

Yes a few options: Yes, but in the meantime consider avoidance of sun exposure with sunscreens, topical elastic 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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Can mole removal natural remedies leave a lot of scarring?

Can mole removal natural remedies leave a lot of scarring?

No: There are no natural ways to remove a mole. Leave this job to the professionals (dermatologists or plastic surgeons) to avoid scarring. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy for surgical wound infections that start after the stitches are removed?

Is there a good home remedy for surgical wound infections that start after the stitches are removed?

Stitch infection: Remember to use some antibiotic ointment or cream over the areas but you should (must) return to see the surgeon as soon as possible for an evaluation. The surgeon needs to see the issue and consider the use of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC mole removal treatments or home remedies that work well for removing moles? This is for cosmetic reasons.

Are there any OTC mole removal treatments or home remedies that work well for removing moles? This is for cosmetic reasons.

NO NO NO: You should not remove mole even if possible , always need biopsy ( histological examination ) to make sure is not a malignant skin lesion ( melanoma ). ...Read more

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What is the best medication for removal of post mole & acne scar ? I have used calendula for mole scar but not effective

What is the best medication for removal of post mole & acne scar ? I have used calendula for mole scar but not effective

Nothing will work: I'm sorry. Acne scars may be treated by a specialist with a laser, or microsurgery or fillers. If your acne is still active, your physician can manage it -- ignore all "pop" wisdom about acne. I understand you also have rosacea and I trust this is being managed as well. Truth be told, a man doesn't need a "perfect face" -- looks are much more about physical fitness and how you interact. Best wishs ...Read more

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Can there be an at home remedy or over-the-counter remedy for removing moles?

Can there be an at home remedy or over-the-counter remedy for removing moles?

Mole: No home remedy for mole removal. We would worry about bleeding for one or a preparation that would only irritate the skin and cause more problems. A dermatologist is equipped to remove a mole through a simple surgical procedure. The skin specimen is then analyzed under the microscope (something a home remedy could never offer). ...Read more

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Any home remedies for a slightly depressed red acne mark/scar ?

Tincture of time: There are no home remedies that will get rid of the depressed or indented nature of the scar. The reddness will usually get betterwithtimeandsun protection. Treatmentfor the indentation may include fillers, laser peels, excision depending onthe depth of the indentation. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to get rid of post inflammatory pigmentation due to acne?

Are there any home remedies to get rid of post inflammatory pigmentation due to acne?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inlfammatory hyperpigmentation or hemosiderosis may not respond well to hydroquinone (hq). Vitamin k oxides are purported to have some effect but I am not convinced. Lasers have mixed results and have occasionally caused worsening due to increased inflammation. I suggest trying test spots first. Use of "peel and bleach" creams (hq +retina +steroid) may be effective but require strict sunblock. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for acne/acne scarring?

What are some good home remedies for acne/acne scarring?

There are none: The home remedies don't work. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this is the 21st century and real science rules. Being young is hard enough without having acne; even in our dysfunctional health-care system, it should be easy to manage your acne, and a dermatologist can treat scars (and it's teribly wrong that these were allowed to develop) using laser, dermabrasion, or fillers. ...Read more

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Home remedies/Over the Counter things for sebaceous cyst ?

Home remedies/Over the Counter things for sebaceous cyst ?

Sebaceous cysts can: easily be removed by your doc. It's quick and easy. If he/she takes out the sack it won't refill and come back. If it is simply lanced it can refill and thus return. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Any home treatments for epidermal cysts?

Any home treatments for epidermal cysts?

No: Epidermal cysts should be treated by excision by a surgeon. Otherwise you will risk recurrence, and worse, infection. ...Read more

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Home treatment for one abnormal (slight enlarge)eye problem?

Home treatment for one abnormal (slight enlarge)eye problem?

No home remedies: There are no home remedies. There are certain eye drops that can help, but your ophthalmologist would have to evaluate. Also, depending on how long this is going on for and how severe, it could be an indication of a larger problem. You should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can there be any effective home remedies that is good for lightening acne scars?

Can there be any effective home remedies that is good for lightening acne scars?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies to get rid of an epidermal cyst?

Are there home remedies to get rid of an epidermal cyst?

NONE: Nothing applied to the surface nor anything you swallow will have the slightest effect. Steroid injections sometimes shrink them. Drainage will temporarily flatten it. If it is not inflammed you may choose to ignore it. Definitive cure requires surgical removal. ...Read more

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Is derma roller commonly offered as a procedure in dermatologists' offices--or is it an "at home" treatment? For scar tissues and/or acne scars

Is derma roller commonly offered as a procedure in dermatologists' offices--or is it an "at home" treatment? For scar tissues and/or acne scars

Dermal Roller: Dermal roller should be performed by a board plastic surgeon or dermatologist certified. It is not without risk of scarring and damage to skin and soft tissues. It can work well in the right hands for improving acne scarring. ...Read more

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How do scars develop on corneas, is there any prevention or scar removal medicine?

How do scars develop on corneas, is there any prevention or scar removal medicine?

Wound healing cornea: Severe damage to cornea tissues may result in scar formation. As there is no circulation within the cornea, wound healing is often outside the tissue with limited regenerative abilities. Often requires corneal transplant if extent of damage or scar accumulation is found. Abrasions can heal without scar tissue, but usually not full thickness damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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