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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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Scars (Definition)

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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 cellulite?

How can I reduce the appearance of cellulite?

Combination therapy: There are multiple methods available to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite including: mechanical stimulation, mesotherapy, radiofrequency and lasers. Cellulite is such a pervasive problem that I have spent years researching different technologies. So far, the best best results I have seen were from the smoothshapes® device using a combination of mechanical, laser and led technology. ...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 lessen the appearance of chicken skin?

How can I lessen the appearance of chicken skin?

Improving chix skin: Not knowing exactly to what you are referring makes it difficult to help. If you are referring to prominent bumps on cheeks, triceps, back and thighs, this is called keratosis pilaris. Exfoliative actions including mild washcloth abrasion and glycolic acid pads and creams can improve its appearance. ...Read more

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Help! how can I reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

Help! how can I reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Not so easy or inexpensive to resolve. If you can please go on-line to "Wikipedia" and search for "stretch marks". There are similar articles on the web but the content is quite similar. When you begin to understand this have your doctor refer you to the right specialist. ...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 you reduce the appearance of bruises?

How can you reduce the appearance of bruises?

Vitamin C and K: Try cold compresses. Also, if you bruise easily, try vitamin k, bromelain, and bilberry extract supplement. Also, vitamin c is used synthesis of collagen and other compounds that affect the skin's and blood vessel's ability to withstand the impacts that lead to bruises. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the appearance of road rash scars?

How can you reduce the appearance of road rash scars?

Moisture: Removing all debris at the time of injury can help in the longterm cosmesis. In general keeping the area gently moist with a handcream can help it heal in a healthy manner. There may be mild improvement with the use of a vit a cream. If the wound becomes raised as a response to the abrasive trauma, a Hydrocortisone cream may have a minimal improvment. Sadly, road rash often has unsightly cosmesis. ...Read more

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How do you reduce the appearance of wrinkles?

How do you reduce the appearance of wrinkles?

Depends on cause: Depends on what kind of wrinkle: there are dynamic lines caused by facial expression which can be helped by botox, there are deep lines caused by smiling which can be helped by fillers, there are textural irregularities and surface wrinkles which can be helped by resurfacing procedures such as fractional co2. Sleep lines (caused by sleeping on your face) can be helped by sleeping on your back. ...Read more

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How do I reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

How do I reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

Med eval: Please see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation. Possible treatments include fractional laser resurfacing, dermabrasion & medication (i.e., retinoids). ...Read more

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How can you reduce appearance of stretch marks?

Striae Distensae: Unfortunately stretch marks are permanent but tend to look better and better as one ages. There is no cream or solution for this problem at this time. I would advise waiting until they naturally mature and turn in ivory white-collar. At this time than they are generally less intrusive and less visible. ...Read more

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How can you minimize the appearance of a keloid scar?

How can you minimize the appearance of a keloid scar?

Injections: Keloids can be reduced in thickness with injections of cortisone or other medications such as floururacil. ...Read more

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What can reduce the appearance of facial scars?

What can reduce the appearance of facial scars?

Many options: Time is the best intervention. Facial scars will improve for up to 12 months. Steroid injections can be used for hypertrophic scars. Lasers can help with pigmented scars. Topical scar gels can help in the early healing period. If the scar is widened or poorly positioned it can be cut out surgically and replaced with a finer scar. Lastly, it can be tattooed to camouflage it. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance of sunken eyes?

How can I reduce the appearance of sunken eyes?

Hydration and rest: This appearance is more common with dehydration and fatigue. The easiest treatment is to stay well hydrated (drink plenty of water and non-caffeinated beverages) and to get more sleep. ...Read more

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How can I lessen the appearance of thread veins?

How can I lessen the appearance of thread veins?

Various options: There are a variety of treatment options for thread veins. Injection sclerotherapy probably is the best available treatment. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance and the feel of actinic keratosis?

How can I reduce the appearance and the feel of actinic keratosis?

None: Unfortunately there is no studied over the counter treatment for actinic keratosis (ak). Since ak is a form of precancer, it is important to have it treated before it progresses. There are available treatments through a dermatologist that are effective (some topical, some freezing technique). ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

How can I reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

Keralytic cream: First, using a good moisturizer cream or ointment, nivea creme, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, etc., are all good ones; second, your dermatologists might prescribe prescription-strengthed medications like lachydin-12, keralyt gel, salex cream, etc. To control kp. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the redness of my acne?

How can you reduce the redness of my acne?

Scientific Rx: There is no way to reduce post-acne redness but you can keep new lesions at bay. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable has not cleared you in 20 weeks, get with your personal physician. ...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