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How Can I Get Rid Of My Scars Safely
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop itch &skin care: First find the cause of the itching which can be quite a difficult endeavor. Second, stop itching by treating the primary problem whether it be idiopathic, psychological, a medication reaction or allergy, response to bug bites or noxious stimuli, etc. Third, avoid sun exposure. Fourth, silicone gel creams or sheets. Five, clip your nails. Six, consider derm or plastic evaluation for more extensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wish there was easy : Answer. Unfortunately there are no treatments to remove scars completely. As plastic surgeons we try to minimize their appearance. The only way to prevent scars is to avoid the trauma that is causing the scarring to begin with. If you have acne scars prevent the acne, burn scars-don't get burned. More easily said than done! ...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. See a plastic surgeon to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. Good luck! ...Read more
By having God do it: It's a common misconception that lasers can circumvent the normal eventualities and exigencies of the healing of the human body. Once a scar is created it is present ever after. The remodeling of the skin can result in one with such a fine line that the typical human can't perceive it at a conversational distance but this has more to do with the skin physiology of that individual than it does w. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
You cannot: Scars can be improved in some cases but not removed in most cases. Surgery is the most common way to improve a scar but other treatments such as laser treatments, dermabrasion, silicone sheeting, and creams for hyperpigmentation can help as can scar treatments such as mederma and scar medic. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See dermatologist: You may want to see a dermatologist. There are medications and treatments that may decrease the thickness or prominence of a scar. Some people will have thicker scars with keloid formation, and trying to modify the scar may cause the same problem. Massaging a scar frequently may make it softer and flatter, but it depends on the tissue. Talk to a specialist. ...Read more
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