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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: Hello, 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 www. Dr-downey. Com.
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.
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?
Contact eye doctor: Since I can't tell how the surgery was done, this is a question you need to ask the surgeon about.
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
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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!
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.