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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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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?

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

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How to get rid of leg scars caused by picking at scabs?

Scars: I find using glycolic lotions to be very helpful at diminishing scars. Also mederma can be helpful. Only use these products after the areas are healed and only pigment left over. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sun screen: The redness usually goes away in time. You should protect it from ultra violet light [sunlight] using sun screens and/or clothing, until all the pink color is gone. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of leg scars >:/?

What do I do to get rid of leg 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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How can I get rid of all the scars from my leg?

How can I get rid of all the scars from my leg?

Time: Legs are notorious for making dark scars and take years to go away. Sun protection is the best thing to prevent them from getting worse. Just be patient, they will improve with time. ...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?

How can I get rid of my scars safely?

Scar treatment: Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them but nothing will completely remove them. I treat pigmented scars with bbl to lighten them, thick scars with fractional laser to soften them, or bad or wide scars with surgery to cut out the scar and re-sew it a more cosmetically pleasing way. The laser approach requires a series of treatments to be effective--often 5-6. ...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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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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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 chigger bite scars?

How do I get rid of chigger bite scars?

Let me help: Treatment for chigger bites is directed toward relieving the itching and inflammation. Calamine lotion and corticosteroid creams may be used to control itching. Oral antihistamines, such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl), may also be used for symptom relief. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of all my self harm scars?

How do I get rid of all my self harm scars?

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

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How do I get rid of raised chickenpox scars?

How do I get rid of raised chickenpox scars?

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 more

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What to do if I cut my wrist the other day how do I get rid of scars?

What to do if I cut my wrist the other day how do I get rid of scars?

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 more

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I have book scars on my bum and dark pigmentation under my bum checks how do I get rid of it?

I have book scars on my bum and dark pigmentation under my bum checks how do I get rid of it?

Procedures: There are many procedures to remove acne scars, such as laser resurfacing and dermabrasion. Some scars shrink and fade with time. But if your scars bother you, talk to your doctor. He or she may refer you to a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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

Antibiotics: If you are speaking of acne-type cysts, you need a systemic medication, usually either an antibiotic or a vitamin a-based drug like accutane. A dermatologist can prescribe the appropriate treatment, but this needs to be addressed face to face. ...Read more

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Had skin irritation like 8yrs ago. It left black round scars, d scars are now faded to light brown but I stil feel concious, how do I get rid of them?

Had skin irritation like 8yrs ago. It left black round scars, d scars are now faded to light brown but I stil feel concious, how do I get rid of them?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist could evaluate you and inform you of any possible way to accomplish what you desire if treatment is feasible. ...Read more

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Large boobs and I get painful boils in between them, what is causing this, what can I do to prevent them and how do I get rid of the scars they leave?

Acne: You are describing either a skin infection called folliculitis, which occurs in people with oily skin with increased bacteria on their skin, in situations of moisture, or in those who have acne. Folliculitis and acne both cause scars. I would seek consultation with a dermatologist to see if topical or oral antibiotic therapy can prevent outbreaks and treat current infections. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of cutting scars?

How do I get rid of cutting scars?

It is very important: To stop cutting. You can not make them go away completely. I would consult with a plastic surgeon or your dermatologist to develop an individualized treatment plan. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of scars please help?

How do I get rid of scars please help?

Would recommend: Consultation with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of razor scars?

Time: Time, avoidance of sun and tobacco use are your initial best options. Silicone gel creams may also help. Scar revision are unlikely to produce improvements unless the scars are raised. Bleaching or laser treatments may help dark or hyperemic scars. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sandfly scar?

How do I get rid of sandfly scar?

It Depends: I sympathize since I got bitten by sandflies2 years ago! My scratching caused scars which, thankfully, are flat but hypopigmented. I will probably use flesh colored tattoo pigment to hide them. Depending on whether the scars are red, raised or dark, there are other treatments such as silicone gel, steroid injections or bleaching creams respectively. You may need to see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my Folliculitis Scars? : (

How do I get rid of my Folliculitis Scars? : (

See dermatologist: Dermatology may have a way of decreasing or removing any superficial scarring--called dermabrasion or chemical peel to the areas involved. Speak to your dematologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the folliculitis scars on my butt?

How do I get rid of the folliculitis scars on my butt?

Soaks, Dermatologist: If actual scarring has set in as a result of the healing process, then that is a permanent change, which would probably require plastic surgery. On the other hand, if you are still healing, or if this is a recurring problem, then regular warm soaks 1-2 times daily for about 15 minutes & a visit to the dermatologist should help. ...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