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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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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