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How Can Carbon Dioxide Improve Stretch Mark Scars How Do I Use It
Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. If you use moisturizers please avoid ones w/alcohol in them. It drys the skin. ...Read more
It depends: In general, the worse the injury, the worse the scar and the longer it takes to fade. That is why wounds must be treated gently and encouraged to heal quickly. Older people will find that their scars fade faster than younger people (it's one advantage to age); darker-skinned people tend to take longer than fairer people. Keep all scars out of sunlight until they fade as uv worsens outcomes. ...Read more
How long does it take for hyperpigmentation marks to disappear completely? What can I use to eliminate them much faster?
Weeks to months: Hyperpigmentation marks can take several weeks to months to disappear and vary depending on the cause for the pigment changes such as sun damage or post inflammatory changes whether from surgery or trauma for example. A good skin care regimen with moisturizers, gentle cleansers and exfoliants with the addition of quality sunblocks can expedite the process. ...Read more
Creams/laser: Stretch marks are a difficult problem. There are surgeries and laser treatments that can remove them. But before you go that route it would be worth trying some of the creams that may help diminish them. Here's a link to a review of the best ones http://stretch-marks-center.com/ ...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. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (board-certified) to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. The only way to remove stretch marks is to remove the skin that contains them. Good luck! ...Read more
About four weeks: Be careful with the bleach. The hyperpigmented marks will probably face some, the red ones will not. ...Read more
No definite timeline: Stretch marks, or striae distensae, behave like scars in that they are the result of skin expansion that stretches the skin leading to skin injury with a thin, atrophic scar. Scars creams, like mederma, may help with some of the discoloration, especially if used for three to four months. Generally, discoloration should improve anyway as the stretch mark matures and lasers may help down the road. ...Read more
How to remove wrinkles, deep lines from my face? How to make my skin very tight? I heard about serum, does it effect permanently?As i can't do surgery.
Stretch Marks: There are a few different types of lasers that are used to help minimize stretch marks — the pulsed dye laser and fractional laser therapy are two of the most common. Different lasers target different types of stretch marks, which can be darker (red or purple) or white, but the end goal remains the same: to achieve smooth, healthy skin sans stretch marks. Both types of laser are effective. ...Read more
No: They only cover not cause fading.Get a more detailed answer ›
What's the best way to remove or fade freckles? Does bio oil used for stretch marks and scars do anything for freckles?
Pigment: There are a few options for treating abnormal pigment depending on your skin type. Some may include bleaching creams like hydroquinone, light chemical or laser peels, or broad band light (bbl/ipl) treatments. It typically takes several treatments and several months for lightening to occur. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can assess your skin for the best option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me some products like Noxzema but it didn't work, so how can I get rid of acne scars fast ?
Acne Blemish: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc. ...Read more
How long does it take cut skin to grow back? And how long should I wait to get its scars to go away? Any home remedies that can help the scars?
Depends: It depends how deep the cut was. The skin is many layers thick. If only the very top layer (the epidermis) was cut it will usually heal with no scar. As deeper layers are cut then one has to perform a "layered" closure, and then it's important to take into account the underlying muscular anatomy. ...Read more
What can I use to get rid of acne scars, open pores, and to get my original complexion back quickly?
Multiple options: Getting control of the acne process is the first step. Depending upon the issues present, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatments are among the most common treatments utilized. A good daily skin care regimen is crucial. Seek consultation from a qualified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's bunk: It's not only a lie, it's cruel. "rose hips" won't help. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended with scars in the first place. All acne is manageable nowadays, but not with "pop" / "herbal" remedies. Prescription-strength rx would have prevented this. If you have real scars, get with a competent dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a filler, microsurgery, or laser treatment. ...Read more
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