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I have lines in my back. It looks like scars but I never had any injuries before. It keeps on showing sometimes lessening?

I have lines in my back. It looks like scars but I never had any injuries before. It keeps on showing sometimes lessening?

Thinned dermis: I agree sounds like stretch marks which is thinning/tearing of the dermis usually from rapid expansion of the soft tissues such as pregnancy, weight gain, weight lifting, etc.. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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My daughter has a mark come up on her back it looks like a scar or stretch mark and it is sore what could it be

Unclear: This mark sounds bothersome, but would require more information before definitive diagnosis could be made. Depending on your daughter's age, and growth, it could simply be a stretch mark. These fractures in the dermis of the skin are problematic both cosmetically and emotionally. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's anything to reduce the appearance of scars from an injury?

Help! need to know if there's anything to reduce the appearance of scars from an injury?

It depends: If your scars are relatively new (within 6 months), there is evidence that application of silicone sheeting or gel to the scar can help it fade. Silicone is more effective than vitamin e, aloe, etc. More recently, it has been shown that keeping a scar covered with paper tape also helps it fade. Photo is from patient who used silicone sheeting for 3 months. ...Read more

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I have dark scars on my back from an injury. I fell. The scars are dark. I just want my skin color to come back.

I have dark scars on my back from an injury. I fell. The scars are dark. I just want my skin color to come back.

Dark Scars: The dark color in a scar may be due to sun exposure while the scar was still healing or could be due to foreign particles embedded in the skin eg. Abrasion injuries from asphalt cause traumatic tatooing. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your treatment options. ...Read more

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I was bitten by my horse about a month ago (the bite broke the skin slightly, weird injury I know) and it left a scar behind. How can I fade the scar? It looks like I always have a dark colored bruise on my shoulder where I was bitten?

I was bitten by my horse about a month ago (the bite broke the skin slightly, weird injury I know) and it left a scar behind. How can I fade the scar? It looks like I always have a dark colored bruise on my shoulder where I was bitten?

Soft tissue injury: Time will be your best friend. Sounds like a soft tissue injury. So just monitor it but do not touch. It will take several months to resolve be patient and try to avoid horses! ...Read more

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I got A burn from the Retin A (tretinoin) It looks like a minor but and it peals the grows back as a scar what can i do for this?

I got A burn from the Retin A (tretinoin) It looks like a minor but and it peals the grows back as a scar what can i do for this?

Retin-A: Retin-A may cause a retinoid dermatitis and the skin may look red, inflamed and be itchy and peel. This is all quite normal for any retinoid especially during the first few weeks of therapy. You should hold the medication for now and visit a Dermatologist who may assist you in treating the dermatitis. ...Read more

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I had multiple large keratoses burned off at derm. Back, torso. Left same size dark scars. Looks awful.Can these scars be lightened/treated?

I had multiple large keratoses burned off at derm. Back, torso. Left same size dark scars. Looks awful.Can these scars be lightened/treated?

Bleaching cream: After any procedure, skin may darken, especially if you have darker skin to begin with.
Sometimes a prescription bleaching cream can help. Also can lighten slowly over time. ...Read more

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Have lump of scar tissue size of marble at shoulder blade since shoulder injury 2 years ago. No pain to touch. Cause problem? Need to remove? How?

Have lump of scar tissue size of marble at shoulder blade since shoulder injury 2 years ago. No pain to touch. Cause problem? Need to remove? How?

Have this checked: It is my advice that you have this lump checked out. It may very well be benign. However cancer can develop on scar tissue and this can generally be cured if treated properly. I suggest having a biopsy taken of the tissue for a pathological exam. Please make an appointment at a clinic to begin to follow this up. ...Read more

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Round Scar tissue lump at shoulder blade left after injury 2 years ago. Any harm? Need to remove? Reason for recurrent injury after simple actions?

Round Scar tissue lump at shoulder blade left after injury 2 years ago. Any harm? Need to remove? Reason for recurrent injury after simple actions?

It could be just --: -a fibrosis of a hematoma, but if it of great concern 2 you, consult a gen surgeon 4 evaluation. Lab will give U a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have scar on eyelid n face due to injury 6 yr back. How it can be cured? Any treatment of hypopigment is there?Will mark removal cream help?

Healing over time: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more

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Round Lump at tip of shoulder blade after shoulder injury. Is that scar tissue? No pain when touched. Will it cause problem? See what type of doctor?

Round Lump at tip of shoulder blade after shoulder injury. Is that scar tissue? No pain when touched. Will it cause problem? See what type of doctor?

Shoulder: Depending on what part of the shoulder blade it is located on it could be some calcification that has developed after the contusion that occurred, probably the best person to see would be a orthopedic surgeon who could further evaluate this concern, they could possibly get x-rays if indicated or obtain an MRI to make sure this is nothing more then post from attic scar tissueor calcification. Good luck ...Read more

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Are there sure ways to get rid of this acne scar that looks like an acne bump?

Inject or shave: Some bump type scars can be treated with a steroid injection to shrink the scar. Some may be easily reduced by shaving the bump down to the level of the surrounding skin. ...Read more

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I really don't like my scars! they bring back horrible memories?

I really don't like my scars! they bring back horrible memories?

If your scars: Are reminders of a traumatic event, you can be helped using therapy to work through the trauma. Ask about EMDR which is very successful treatment procedure for PTSD. You can overcome the bad memories. ...Read more

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I have these 2-3 inch horizontal long lines on my back. They look like scars. They are raised -- not flat. About 1cm in width. Feels like a thin cord.

I have these 2-3 inch horizontal long lines on my back. They look like scars. They are raised -- not flat. About 1cm in width. Feels like a thin cord.

Keloids? Old scars?: if these are horizontal expect they are man-made. I say this because of the fact they are horizontal. It could be old scars or even keloids. You could ask your physician to have you see a dermatologist to clarify. ...Read more

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Hi my boyfriend has weird marks What have appeard on his back and they look like scars but they wre not stretch marks can u please help me by explain?

Hi my boyfriend has weird marks What have appeard on his back and they look like scars but they wre not stretch marks  can u please help me by explain?

Skin marks: It would be best to show your boyfriend's primary doctor or have him consult on healthtap with video or picture upload. It is difficult to tell without seeing the marks you describe. Acne scarring in a person with hypertrophic scarring or keloiding can be significant. Please have your boyfriend show a doctor for confirmation and treatment . ...Read more

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My acne have gone but left behind marks that look like acne, so it looks like i still have acne but i don't. Are these hypertrophic scars?Is prmanent?

My acne have gone but left behind marks that look like acne, so it looks like i still have acne but i don't. Are these hypertrophic scars?Is prmanent?

Possibly: You should ask the dermatologist that treated your acne if these are raised are hypertrophic scars. Sometimes injecting them with cortisone may make them flatter. ...Read more

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I had an abdomenal incision for a hysterctomy but the site above the scar looks like a buldge or flap of skin that was not like that before. What should I do?

I had an abdomenal incision for a hysterctomy but the site above the scar looks like a buldge or flap of skin that was not like that before. What should I do?

Depends: Depends on how long ago the surgery was. It can take 3-6 months for a scar to soften & remodel. Sometimes there can be some raised skin at one of the ends of the scar. If it is a deeper bulge or swelling, see your surgeon to be sure a hernia is not forming. ...Read more

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I have an odd bump on my chin, it looks like scar tissue and it has a yellow tint to it, it burns and is crusty. What would you think this is?

Difficult to say: Seborrheic keratosis versus basal cell carcinoma would be my first guesses but it could be a variety of other possibilities and your best bet is to see a dermatologist for s clinical evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause scars without injury?

What can cause scars without injury?

Need information: Not enough information for a meaningful answer. The answer could be related to weight or muscle gains, overall medical condition, medications, hormones and many other things. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance of scars?

How can I reduce the appearance of scars?

Vigorous massage!: Vigorous massage with vitamin e, cocoa butter or scar treatment products like Mederma can soften, somewhat smooth and improve the color of scars, especially recent scars. Unfortunately, nothing can erase a scar that goes deeply into the skin. In severe cases, surgical revision of the scar can really help. Talk to a plastic surgeon if 2-3 months of scar massage hasn't made enough improvement. ...Read more

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What can reduce the appearance of facial scars?

What can reduce the appearance of facial scars?

Many options: Time is the best intervention. Facial scars will improve for up to 12 months. Steroid injections can be used for hypertrophic scars. Lasers can help with pigmented scars. Topical scar gels can help in the early healing period. If the scar is widened or poorly positioned it can be cut out surgically and replaced with a finer scar. Lastly, it can be tattooed to camouflage it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove scars on my back?

What is the best way to remove scars on my back?

Fractionated laser: Depressed or raised scars rsond well to laser with permanent improvement with 3-4 day healing time. Only the scars and not the surrounding skin is treated. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance of a facial scar?

How can I reduce the appearance of a facial scar?

Facial scar options: Facial scars will improve for up to 12 months after the injury or procedure. Beyond that time point, steroid injection, laser treatments or scar revision are helpful depending upon exactly what the scar issue happens to be. See a board certified facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist to discuss the option most appropriate for you. I hope this information is helpful.

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Is there any way to reduce the appearance of scars?

Is there any way to reduce the appearance of scars?

Cocoa Butter: Long term remedy is cocoa butter. Many lotions use this in their formula with other components. ...Read more

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Can scars be removed with medicine even 6 months after an injury?

Can scars be removed with medicine even 6 months after an injury?

Scars never go away!: But the redness will fade (if kept out of the sun or tanning bed) over 6-12 months, and rarely longer. If the original injury is deep enough to cause a scar, the scar is permanent, but the scar will improve in appearance and red or pink will lighten over time. No treatments will make them disappear, so i hope you are paying for better, not "gone." disappear is a lie! ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more