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Home Remedies For Atrophic Scars
I have atrophic scars on the glans penis, like acne boxcar scars, shallow/flat. Can I get them laser resurfaced like treatment for papules? Options?
Scars of the glans:
from your question I did not get the sense that you had pain from the scars.
I recommend against any further ablative treatments to the skin of the penis. This is a very sensitive part of your body and any ablative therapies such as laser resurfacing or more caustic treatments could reduce sensibility to this organ. Good luck.
Dan downey M.D.
Downey plastic surgery
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Atrophic scar: An old injury site that is regressing or becoming LESS noticeable. As opposed to a hypertrophic scar which is raised, proud, and getting larger. ...Read more
The: The outcome from fraxel treatment is usually much more pronounced and more controlled than dermabrasion and microdermabrsion will not have much effect on the deeper layers of the skin. ...Read more
Yes but...: Depends on what you consider non-surgical. Peels, lasers, and/or dermabrasion all may help. Seek a local facial plastics md or dermatologist for good recommendations. ...Read more
Is it normal to have some deep (atrophic) scars on the bikini line due to ingrown hairs and acne in the past?
It can: The best way to clarify this is to discuss that with your physician and see a dermatologist ...Read more
I have indented scars on the outside corners of my eyes after blepharoplasty. Using kilo-cote at night. What is the best cream for atrophic scars?
How to improve atrophic scars on the shins? I have several small indentations from injuries on my lower legs. My derm says there is nothing I can do!
Derm is correct: So you have some scars on your legs. I have some, too. They are from football, but people prefer my exciting war stories. My friends all wish they had some of their own. ...Read more
I have a few atrophic scars on the glans penis, like acne boxcar scars. I know laser resurfacing is done for papules. Can this be done for my scars?
Hyperflexible joints, but no dislocations; thin, elastic skin w/ atrophic scars, but bruising regular; poor circulation; GI issues; ehlers danlos?
Could be: There are multiple types of ehlers danlos that vary in symptoms and severity. It is am inherited disorder so you should see a family history of similar symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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