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How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is

How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is

There : There are a variety of methods to treat scars. These include non-surgical and surgical methods, which are often used in conjunction with each other. Non-surgical methods often include the application of ointment or sheeting (silicone), injection of steroids, and skin resurfacing methods such as laser therapy or dermabrasion. Surgical methods of treating a scar include excision of the scar or irregularization of the scar to make the scar less noticeable to the observer's eye. The chosen method to treat a scar depends on the age of the scar and desires of the patient, with an attempt to always balance the potential invasive nature of a revision and the desired outcome. Without evaluating your daughter in person or seeing any pictures, any facial plastic surgeon in your area should be able to evaluate your daughter and develop a plan that will work best for her. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me directly via the link below. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is

How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is

Scar : Scar revisions and children having a child with a cleft lip (sometimes called harelip) can be difficult at first, but once the repair is done you can usually see the light at the end of the tunnel. What remains difficult is seeing your child through a parent's eyes. Cleft repairs can make amazing improvements in the appearance of your child's lip though, like all surgery, always results in scars. Sometimes those scars are minimal and other times they can be more noticeable. However, every scar on your child's face is noticeable to you. My advice to my patients is to wait until the child has their own opinion. That usually will not happen until the age of 8 or older. Younger children can't really understand the choice of having a scar revision. I believe they need to know the options and really understand what they are choosing. A scar revision does not remove a scar entirely - that is simply never possible. In some cases a scar revision can make a very nice improvement. The best way to make that decision is with an experienced plastic surgeon and with the full involvement and understanding of the child and his/her parents. There may come a day when your child feels very strongly about improving the scars from the cleft repair. There may not. But ultimately (in my opinion) it should be left to your child to decide upon the need to have another procedure. I hope this info helps! ...Read more

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Which is better with least side effects - nasonex (mometasone) or rhinocort? Have inflamation/little scar tissue after surgery 7 mths ago. on vancomycin for cdiff.

Which is better with least side effects - nasonex (mometasone) or rhinocort? Have inflamation/little scar tissue after surgery 7 mths ago. on vancomycin for cdiff.

Both good: Both are good. It depends upon person to person. Both have equal side effects. See which one works best for you moreover if you need to take it in long term basis think of treating the cause that is usually allergy. Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to see how we propose to treat the cause or see an allergist ...Read more

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How does scar tissue build up after surgery?

Normal process: Surgery is a trauma to the tissues. Inflammation results which is part of the healing process. Fibrous tissue is the end result. Hence the scar, or adhesions if internal. ...Read more

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Would scar tissue appear ten years aftr surgery?

Would scar tissue appear ten years aftr surgery?

No: Scar tissue appears on a microscopic level within days after surgery, and it usually subsides as much as it ever will after about two years. However, some people develop hypertrophic or keloid scars, and these require additional treatment to improve their appearance. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to surgery to remove scar tissue?

Is there an alternative to surgery to remove scar tissue?

Some options...: Depending on the type, pattern and location of the scar, many options are available. This ranges from pressure therapy, injection of steroids, ablative fractionated co2 laser, pulse dye laser. These modalities are meant to improve the quality of the existing scars such that excision is not required. For your specific situation, please schedule an appointment with a plastic surgery specialist. ...Read more

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What are some signs that you might have scar tissue from surgery?

Need more details: Any time you have surgery, there will be scar tissue. "scar tissue" is what your body forms when it heals from any type of surgical wound, so it is normal and expected after surgery. It is possible to have abnormal scar tissue or scarring can occur in ways which can cause problems. Discuss your problem with your surgeon to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Scar tissue develops after any type of surgery. But how it can cause pain?

Scar tissue develops after any type of surgery. But how it can cause pain?

Usually...: ...By scar tissue fusing together layers that should be able to slide against each other. This is called "adhesions, " and the pulling of one layer against another causes discomfort. ...Read more

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How can I unstick hand scar tissue from tendon9 weeks since surgery?

How can I unstick hand scar tissue from tendon9 weeks since surgery?

1 Option: Please discuss the possibility of acupuncture with your surgeon. It can accelerate healing & be very helpful with adhesive scars. This is one area where eastern & western medicine can dovetail well together. ...Read more

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Can laser be used to treat for scar tissue that got stiff after surgery?

Yes: There are several new lasers that can be used to treat scar tissue and can help with discoloration of scars and even stiffness. The best is to consult with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who works with lasers a lot and can take you through the various options. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more