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How can I reduce the appearance of scars?

How can I reduce the appearance of scars?

Vigorous massage!: Vigorous massage with vitamin e, cocoa butter or scar treatment products like Mederma can soften, somewhat smooth and improve the color of scars, especially recent scars. Unfortunately, nothing can erase a scar that goes deeply into the skin. In severe cases, surgical revision of the scar can really help. Talk to a plastic surgeon if 2-3 months of scar massage hasn't made enough improvement. ...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 reduce the appearance of acne scars?

How can I reduce the appearance of acne scars?

Multiple options: Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. There is no "magic bullet." scar excision/revision, injectable fillers/fat, subcision, laser, chem peel, dermabrasion, etc. Many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance of a facial scar?

How can I reduce the appearance of a facial scar?

Facial scar options: Facial scars will improve for up to 12 months after the injury or procedure. Beyond that time point, steroid injection, laser treatments or scar revision are helpful depending upon exactly what the scar issue happens to be. See a board certified facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist to discuss the option most appropriate for you. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. ...Read more

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How can I reduce or lighten the appearance of scars from razors?

How can I reduce or lighten the appearance of scars from razors?

Razor bumps ?: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. For secondary infections your physician may recommend oral or topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I get reduce the appearance of spot scars and shaving scars on my legs?

How can I get reduce the appearance of spot scars and shaving scars on my legs?

Silicone &sunscreen: The use of silicone gels and sunscreen are probably the most effective treatments. Avoiding tobacco use is another. Sms scars may respond to peels, laser or other resurfacing treatments. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce the appearance of scars?

Is there any way to reduce the appearance of scars?

Cocoa Butter: Long term remedy is cocoa butter. Many lotions use this in their formula with other components. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way or product to reduce the appearance of scars?

Could you tell me what's the best way or product to reduce the appearance of scars?

Limit sun: By limiting the scar's exposure to direct sunlight, the scar will hopefully fade a bit over time. If you are going to be in direct sunlight then applying appropriate sunscreen is highly advisable. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's anything to reduce the appearance of scars from an injury?

Help! need to know if there's anything to reduce the appearance of scars from an injury?

It depends: If your scars are relatively new (within 6 months), there is evidence that application of silicone sheeting or gel to the scar can help it fade. Silicone is more effective than vitamin e, aloe, etc. More recently, it has been shown that keeping a scar covered with paper tape also helps it fade. Photo is from patient who used silicone sheeting for 3 months. ...Read more

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How can you lighten or reduce the appearance of scars on your neck cause by razor cuts?

How can you lighten or reduce the appearance of scars on your neck cause by razor cuts?

Razor cuts or burns?: Discuss with your doctor. If the scarring secondary to razor bumps a steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. For secondary infections your physician may recommend oral or topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the appearance of scars left by my water birth?

What can I do to reduce the appearance of scars left by my water birth?

Gyne than plastic: I would first discuss with your gynecologist who may make a recommendation or refer you to a plastic surgeon for possible options. In all likelihood, time may be your best friend. ...Read more

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