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Is There Any Way To Get Rid Of Scars From Cellulitis
See doc: First and foremost this should be seen by a doc- there are cancers that can appear like a cellulitis. Assuming it is not, appropriate antibiotics, warm compress, drainage of any underlying abscess (which may require ultrasound for diagnosis), and likely also mammogram to rule out malignancy. Smoking can also lead to inflammation and should be stopped. ...Read more
What's the cause?: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read more
Not really: Scars show healing, but healed skin is only 80% as strong as new, original skin. The pigment or color of scars can fade with time, but the scar, or mark always remains. Surgical scars r a good example of this. To my knowledge, any product advertised to reduce appearance of scars only affects the color (if at all) & not the mark. Save ur money by avoiding these gimmicks & just wait 4 d scar to heal ...Read more
Not really my way-: -2 get rid of them. If facial make up may cover it up, but as far as I kno that's it. ...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
I have 4 big and dark scars on my body that have been there for a couple years. Is there any way to get rid of them?
Plastic surgery: Depends on the scar type different methods can be used: from complete surgical removal to skin treatment by dermatologist. Talk to dermatologist first who can recommend plastic surgeon if necessary. ...Read more
No such thing: I see you are a 23 year old woman. I'm sorry your acne was neglected when you were a teenager, producing scars. All the "pop" remedies for scars you find on the internet are phony. The actual depressed scars can be managed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon using fillers, laser and/or microsurgery. Please try to lose weight and have a competent physician rx the acne you presently have. ...Read more
Yes: Dermatologists have a variety of methods including dermabrasion, fillers, and lasers to make the scars less obvious. Before you choose, notice that several hollywood leading men have kept or even cultivated these scars to look "tougher". It's your body and you have a right to effective treatment. ...Read more
Please look into: A consultation with a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist regading your scars. Take care. ...Read more
Reduce NOT rid: Otc silicones have not been put to a good consumers report test to the best of my knowledge & I understand your confusion. As a physician it is also hard to compare the products head to head as they all have different combinations of products which may have some benefits. I prefer those products containing silicone & sunblock or sunscreen. There are many to choose from and should be used 4-9 month. ...Read more
Time, hydroquinone: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Can be improved: Various treatments can be useful to treat acne scarring. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, your skin type & other factors. Treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing. ...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
It has been 3 years since ACL reconstruction and build up of scar tissue is annoying. Any way to get rid of it without surgery?
Not likely: While the symptoms of scar tissue, such as pain or restriction in motion, may be treated with multiple nonoperative modalities, it is unlikely anything short of surgery will remove or lessen scar tissue that has been there following a procedure done three years ago. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
For black skin, is there any way to get rid of ingrown hair scars on the thighs without laser removal (besides topical creams)?
Is there any way to get rid of acne scars, 100%? I mean are plastic surgeries done for acne scars removal?
Time, steroid: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Plastic surgeon: See a plastic surgeon for current available treatment options if there are any. ...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. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.
Good luck! ...Read more
Keloids.: Two options here. One would be steroid injections into the keloids, hoping they shrink over the long term. This is not always effective. Second, they can be cut out, but the problem would be that the healing from the resection of a keloid can, of course, produce another keloid. Discuss with Dermatologist, but may be wise to just leave them be. ...Read more