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How Long Should Scars Last
That is not true: Cuts and scraps also heal without a scar in children but because they are active and the cuts get recurrent trauma in some cuts depending on thec site of the cut, and also there is more chance of these getting infected and that also causes increased scarring and lastly they get more cuts and scraps than adults do.
Scratching: Depends on how much you scratched them. If you were able to leave them alone they will fade in a few days, if there is a large abraded area, anywhere from a few weeks to a permanent scar if a large area was opened.
Scars are permanent.: They are the result of healing and are permanent. They do, however, mature, i.e. with time. There are some treatments and procedures that may hasten their maturation and make their appearance less objectionable. Your regional burn treatment center would be a good place to start.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a scar on my head about 15 inch long from an operation last year, is there any way of getting the hair to grow back where the scar is?
Yes,: The scor may be amenable to revision bringing hair bearing skin closer to the cut edges or hair transplants may be appropriate.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Waxing shouldn't cause scars, but you may have post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, which is usually a reddish or purple discoloration. This will generally fade with time, but bleaching creams like hydroquinone, retinoic acid creams and steroid creams can help it to resolve more quickly. You will want to use sunscreen, as sun exposure will make it worse.
I was bitten by a bug on my leg last June, took a long time ti heal and the scar is black and now I have vertigo, could it be Lyme disease?
Get tested: There is a simple blood test for Lyme antibodies, to remove any doubt. Ask your doctor about getting tested.
I've had a rash for four years. It has flares, photo sesitivity. It also scars. Derm believes its Pityriasis Rosea, would it last this long?
What kind of scar will I have from a nose job? I was thinking about gettng my nose fixed and I wanted to see some pictures of what the scars will look like? Will there be swelling? How long will the swelling last?
Laser hair removal: Electrolysis is going the way of the dinosaur. It is still the only method for long term removal of light hair but your ages a very long time as it is 1 hair at a time. Both electrolysis and laser hair removal have to be done multiple times. The gentlelase is one of the best lasers for hair removal and is much less likely to scar or have side effects due it's patented cold spray.
I have freezer burn. Is blistering a good sign or no? How long will this last and scarring? What should I use to get rid of it?
Freezer burn: Any kind of "burn" may cause blisters. The important thing for patients to know is 1. Extent of burn 2. Certain locations of burn 3. Infection 4. Sensation is intact or not. I am assuming that since you are posting it here, it is unlikely above are true. If you are losing sensation, facial burn, superimposed infection or any other worriesome symptoms, it worthwhile to go to ER.
Scarring: That depends. Everyone heals differently and some people may be prone to keloid scarring, which may not resolve over time.
I have had eczema for as long as I can remember but it got very bad in the last few years. As I am only 17 I was wondering is it hormone related? I am female. Also how can I get rid of scarring caused by infection? Thanks!
Eczema: Unlikely to be hormone related but you must see your doctor as soon as possible.
It depends: On the size/extent of the wound. Small superficial abrasions may heal in a few days, large deep wound may take weeks.
No more pink: When the scar is no longer pink, it is probably safe to expose to sunlight. This usually takes 6-12 months.See 1 more doctor answer
I have been getting these sores on my back for about 2 years, they don't itch but they hurt and leave scars and take a long time to heal/go away.
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
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