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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)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...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

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How can I get rid of scars from scratching too much?

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 more

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How can I get rid of the scars that I have from cuts?

How can I get rid of the scars that I have from cuts?

Varies: Depends on location and color of scar. If it is flat topical retinoids such as retin a (tretinoin) will slowly lighten color. If they are raised scars a pulse dye laser can flatten the scars. Depressed scars respond to fractionated co2 or erbium ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the scars and stop them from happening?

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

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How can I get rid of scars of the face?

How can I get rid of scars of the face?

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

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How can I get rid of a scar using a laser?

How can I get rid of a scar using a laser?

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 more

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How can I get rid of boil scars please need help?

How can I get rid of boil scars please need help?

Difficult: It depends on the size and location. To start with always keep them protected from the sun which can darken scars. Apply a retinoin like tazorac (tazarotene) to improve the skin discoloration and texture. Also finally you can consider laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a scar formed from a hysterectomy?

How can I get rid of a scar formed from a hysterectomy?

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 more

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My daughter's scar is getting worse. How can I get rid of it?

My daughter's scar is getting worse. How can I get rid of it?

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