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How To Get Rid Of Scars From Scabs
I want to get rid of dark scars that are all over my body they are dark round marks from picking my scabs?
How do I get rid of deep dark old scars caused by scabs and insect bites etc. I have tried everything it's all over my buttock and arms etc. Plz help!
Protect skin: This can be a difficult problem to fix. Some find products such as Mederma to be helpful. In general, keeping those areas well-moisturized and protected from the sun may improve the appearance. It can take months to know if you are improving, but persistence can pay off. Another option is to see a dermatologist. Best of luck. ...Read more
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Scab formed after i picked at clogged pore. Scar on face fell off. Now red mark there has been present for month. Ways to get rid of it?
A few options: First, if the scar is red or swollen, use an over-the-counter cortisone cream to calm the skin. You can also do laser therapy or filler therapy, within one to three sessions, laser skin resurfacing using fractionated laser technology can even out the skin surface and increase new collagen formation to help fill in acne scars. Wear plenty of sunscreen, sun makes the scars worse. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more
I'm brown skinned.Had a pimple on forehead,popped it, it scabbed up.The scab fell off and left a flat pink scar a month ago. How do I get rid of it?
Patience: The darker your natural skin tone the longer it takes new/healed skin to re-pigment.I'd just use a cover lotion for the time being.In some it would take up to a year or more before you are happy with the result. ...Read more
How can I get rid of a dark scar? How can I get rid of a dark scar that i got right between my eyes? It makes me look indian and i want it gone. Its dark and came from screatching a pimple but ended as a scab and left a really dark spot,
ps: I've had it
Hard : Hard to tell without seeing this spot but it sounds like possibly post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This can take time to fade. I would recommend you see a dermatologist who might prescribe a fade cream containing hydroquinone, a good sunscreen like elta md, and perhaps a product like obagi clear. Read more about elta md and obagi at the link below. ...Read more
Can only Improve:
You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:
1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over).
Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more
Improve, not remove.:
Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. See a plastic surgeon to begin your search for an appropriate course of action.
Good luck! ...Read more
See plastic surgeon: There are many different types of scars and almost as many ways of treating them! depending on the scar, it could be as simple as a cream to fade/bleach or as complex as reconstructive surgery. Please see a plastic surgeon; they usually have the most experience with scars. Not all surgeons want to deal with the anal area so be sure you tell them where your scars are. ...Read more
Scars: There is nothing that will get "rid" of scars. There are treatments that can make them less noticeable. For example if they are red in color then lazier treaents can reduce the redness. If they are hypertrophic than steroid injections may help. If they are keloid than excision with radiation treaents may be beneficial. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for an opinio. ...Read more
Improve not remove: Unfortunately scars cannot be removed unless they are excised which will only replace them with a different albeit better scar. Most advise non surgical rx siuch as bleaching, chemical peels, laser, injection, dermabrasion, fillers, and later interventions such as excision, grafting, or local flap reconstruction with possible use of expanders. ...Read more
Scar Excision: It depends why its bleeding and what the scar is from. Sometimes, replacing the scar by excising it and starting fresh is the best option. ...Read more
Excellent wound care: Good home remedy of a scar begns with excellent and meticulous care of the initial wound causing the scar. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well approximated under minimal tension will tend to produce optimal scarring. Gentle cleansing of a contaminated wound with subsequent moist dressings will general produce the least prominent scar. Scar massage/pressure/occlusion may help. ...Read more
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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