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Can someone tell me how long will my mild cutting scars last?

Can someone tell me how long will my mild cutting scars last?

Yes may leave mark: Yes but this may leave a mark that should be protected from the sun. Silicone gel may help. Avoid tobacco use. Keep fresh wounds clean and lightly moistened. ...Read more

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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Why do most cuts and scraps heal without a scar for adults but scars as a child last a long time?

Why do most cuts and scraps heal without a scar for adults but scars as a child last a long time?

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. ...Read more

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How long do flea bite scars last?

How long do flea bite scars last?

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. ...Read more

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How long will my burn scar last?

How long will my burn scar last?

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. ...Read more

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How long will the scar for pyloric stenosis last?

How long will the scar for pyloric stenosis last?

Forever: Like any scar from surgery, this scar is permanent. In some patients, this scar will elongate with advancing age, but not in everyone. ...Read more

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How long will the scar after waxing will last on my face? How should i get rid of it quickly?

How long will the scar after waxing will last on my face? How should i get rid of it quickly?

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. ...Read more

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On average, how long will acne scar treatment last?

On average, how long will acne scar treatment last?

Indefinitely: Once the treatment - like laser or chemical peel - has healed, and a few months have gone by, the results in the treated area should be stable. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Rhinoplasty scar: The scars depend on what type of rhinoplasty is performed and what maneuvers are executed.Discuss these issues with your surgeon and be sure your surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read more

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