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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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 shaving scars?

How do I get rid of shaving scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have cellulite on my shins how do I get rid?

I have cellulite on my shins how do I get rid?

Cellulaze: Cellulazeā„¢ is the first cellulite treatment that is clinically proven to permanently get rid of cellulite. It is the only minimally invasive laser procedure of its kind, and it delivers longer-lasting results after only one procedure. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my arm scars?

How do I get rid of my arm scars?

Scars can be hidden: Adults heal by scar tissue formation. Scars can be minimized by using silicone and pressure. There are also otc treatments as we as vitamin e, most of these treatments have very imited effectiveness. Bio corneum is a fda approved treatment with spray on silicone with or without steroids. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a pimple scar?

How do I get rid of a pimple scar?

It would be unlikely: To be able to completely eradicate scars but would consult with dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Take care. ...Read more