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How To Get Rid Of Abrasion Pigmented Scars
Do chemical peels get rid of light acne indentations (rolling scars) and hipper pigmentation? If so which one/s at which %?
Depends on the peel: Skin contour irregularities likely will require resurfacing. Treatments may include heavier peeling agents such as tca exceeding 35% or even phenol peels which can be more effective still. Treatments should be administered by a specialist familiar with these acids and their strengths. Dermabrasion should not be ruled out as an alternative. Individual skin pigmentation also needs consideration too! ...Read more
Scar treatment: CO2 and infrared lasers are used for scar reduction/removal attempt. There are also different types of prescription and over the counter creams/ointments that can help greatly diminish the appearance of scars. Surgical scarring can be reduced with suturing technique as well as treatment during the healing phase. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Can I do lasers to get rid of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation while on isotretinion? Also laser scar removal?
Accutane: Absolutely not. Isotretinon prevents new skin growth. Any type of LASER treatment will likely burn your skin and cause long-term scarring. It is not advised to have any type of ablative or exfoliative treatment for up to 2 years after Isotretinon treatment has ended. This is a very serious chemotherapeutic drug and that is why it comes with a 17 page consent form and requires close follow-up. ...Read more
I have acne scar and hyper pigmentation. Where do I go to get rid of it and what type of treatment do I ask for?
Deramtologist: The vi peel is safe for any color skin and can lighten dark areas in one week. It can be pre treated with bleaching agents containing hydroquinone, kojic acid or coffeberry extract. It will have an effect on scars, but fractionated laser will be required for a long term result for scarring.Either co2 or erbium are affective, but erbium is better tolerated by darker skin types. ...Read more
Start with hydroquinones
then consider ipl
see totalskincare. Com.
Take free skin analysis. ...Read more
Wrong question: Diet isn't the key to acne. It's a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that needs to be managed medically until it remits on its own. You're already got scars as a result of your disease being neglected. Please get serious about medical treatment -- it should be avaiable anywhere. Use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated until a physician can see you. ...Read more
Can you tell me what is the best foods to get rid or help acne, acne scarring, and hyper pigmentation from acne?
I don't know if I would consider it an abrasion or friction burn, but I got it from masturbation. It doesn't hurt but how can I get rid of it? Thank u
Calendula cream: Depending on extent of injury, calendula cream (easily available in health food stores) should help your abrasion heal. It will need a few days to do so. If there are open sores or bleeding wounds, you need to see a physician. In the future, using lubrication will avoid injuring yourself again. ...Read more
I have a small cluster of bumps inside my penis opening, what can this be and how can I get rid of it? It bleeds when they kinda burst from like abrasions while tossing in bed with my partner.
What kind of products or procedures are effective for clarity of skin, especially to get rid of marks/scars left by removal of a mole ny cuts on the s?
Photo: This is a question which would demand a photograph. Your interpretation of pigmentation may be a lot different than mine. You either need to do an individual consultation and submit a photo or see your doctor. ...Read more
Lasers: Several options available but the answer to your question depends upon a variety of factors including but not limited to your skin type and type of scar. An in-person consultation is required to best answer your question. But in general, scars can be improved via simple measures such as scar fading creams (minimal efficacy) and other more effective procedures (laser resurfacing, scar revision). ...Read more
Time, and others.: Time is often the best way to get rid of scars, as most will fade eventually. Lasers, surgical excision or rearrangement, steroid injections, etc are all ways to treat scars. You should ask your primary doctor who to go to for this. ...Read more
Improve, not remove: All scars are permanent, and no surgeon or surgical technique presently in existence can completely remove or eliminate scars. Skilled plastic surgery can change the orientation, size, width, and bad texture of unsatisfactory scarring, but a new (hopefully better) scar will take its place. Sometimes the improved scar is so minimal it becomes essentially "invisible" but some scarring always remains. ...Read more
That depends: The treatment will depend on the reason your scars are dark. Vascular scars are treated differently from pigmented scar which are treated differently from scars tattooed with dirt from an injury. An in person consultation should be able to narrow things down. ...Read more
Facial scar: It depends on the scar, its size, shape and where it is located. Most of the time a simple excision of the scar is enough to make it better. Sometimes, the scar needs to be repositioned other times dermabrasion or laser resurfacing may be good options. ...Read more
Stop itch &skin care: First find the cause of the itching which can be quite a difficult endeavor. Second, stop itching by treating the primary problem whether it be idiopathic, psychological, a medication reaction or allergy, response to bug bites or noxious stimuli, etc. Third, avoid sun exposure. Fourth, silicone gel creams or sheets. Five, clip your nails. Six, consider derm or plastic evaluation for more extensive. ...Read more
Wish there was easy: Answer. Unfortunately there are no treatments to remove scars completely. As plastic surgeons we try to minimize their appearance. The only way to prevent scars is to avoid the trauma that is causing the scarring to begin with. If you have acne scars prevent the acne, burn scars-don't get burned. More easily said than done! ...Read more
Several options are available for scar reduction:
a study in the journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery several years ago compared these and found that although none showed statistical significance for scar reduction, the one that had the best overall response was silicone sheeting. That is what I use in my practice. ...Read more