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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
Good day, i get bitten by mosquitos a lot and i tend to itch them thereby leaving scars all over my arms and leg. How do I get rid of the scars?
Bite marks!: Firstly, don't get bitten! use a lotion with 100% deet, long pants and shirts which are lightweight and put a rubber band arountd your ankles to keep out bugs. The marks left from your scratching will fade with time, if you stop picking at them. Use of topical otc Hydrocortisone will often help the itching and healing. See your doctor if problems persist. ...Read more
Hello sir.. I was met with accident last month and had superficial skin injury...Abt 3x1inch on leg how to get rid of the reddish scar completely?
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
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
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?
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
See a doctor: Please do not continue to harm yourself. See a psychiatrist to get to the root of the cause. Naltrexone can help stop the rewarding effects some people get from hurting themselves. Depending on the type of wound and stage of healing, a dermatologist could recommend a treatment that could help. If you have keloids, big cuts or burns you may need to see a surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
Raised scars: The scars need to be evaluated to determine the best treatment options. If there is any evidence of a keloid or hypertrophy, you may consider injecting the scar with a medication (e.g., steroid). Laser treatments may also help such as resurfacing lasers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get rid of ingrown hairs? I had one before and i ended up leave a scar. I don't want that to happen again.
Difficult: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
How do I get rid of a cysts on my face? I get them all the time! they get bigger and bigger. Old ones have left scars. Please help
I used a tca chemical peel and it's been red ever since I used and it's been over a month its like its scarred how do I get rid of the redness?
Dermatologist: TCA peels can sometimes cause deeper skin removal than intended. Consult a dermatologist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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