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How can I get rid of my scars safely?

How can I get rid of my scars safely?

Yes and no: Most of the scar "removal" cream like mederma or laser is safe, however, its efficacy is hard to ascertain. Surgery can get rid of it, but it creates new scar. So, say "get-rid-of-it" is exaggerated. Unreachable goal. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more


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How can I get rid of my scars?

Permanent: Scars are permanent. The only way to get rid of a scar is to surgically cut it out, ideally by creating a cut and leaving a new scar in a less conspicuous area. Every injury through the full thickness of the skin leaves a visible scar forever. ...Read more

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What are some things can I do to get rid of my scars that was here for years?

What are some things can I do to get rid of my scars that was here for years?

Specialist: Talk to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. They will be able to give the best advice on treating matured scars. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my scars on my shin?

How do I get rid of my scars on my shin?

Time: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have mild acne and I'm taking lymecycline and I was wondering if this would get rid of my scars?

I have mild acne and I'm taking lymecycline and I was wondering if this would get rid of my scars?

Won't touch scars: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. You also know not to use just an antibiotic as monotherapy for acne -- you also need a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid or both. Laser Rx, filler injection, or microsurgery may help the scars. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had acne but now I have scars. What can I do to get rid of my scars or fix up my face a little?

I had acne but now I have scars. What can I do to get rid of my scars or fix up my face a little?

Physician's care: Only a physician with a laser, microsurgery or a filler will be able to help you. I'm sorry you acne wasn't treated when it should have been. A few hollywood male leads have kept their scars for effect, and that's your choice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scar?

How can I get rid of scar?

Fade it, not get rid: Once you have a scar it will always be present, but there are various ways of improving a scars appearance. Taking good care of wounds will help...Keep them clean and moist. Topical treatments like scar recovery gel can help. Older scars may benefit from treatments like scar revision, dermabrasion, laser treatments, peels. Seek a local plastic surgeon to get specific recommendations for you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dark scars?

How can I  get rid of dark scars?

Can be improved mayb: Scars can not be made to disappear. There are scar gels and creams that can improve the appearance of a scar that you already have. You can sometimes have a surgical scar revision, but this is just trading one scar for a new scar that should look better. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bug bite scars?

How can I get rid of bug bite scars?

Bug Bite Scars: Some patients find the product Mederma to help in scar management. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of this facial scar?

How can I get rid of this facial scar?

Facial scar: Scars are permanent. However they can be improved with surgery and resurfacing procedures. ...Read more