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Is There Any Way To Get Rid Of Scars From Cellulitis
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
Discolored acne scar: If the color results from shadow due to depressed scars, skin resurfacing options or scar revision to smooth the area will help. If the color is due to prominent blood vessels laser treatments can be used to reduce their prominence. If due to inflammation from active acne, then acne treatment will be helpful. Acne scars are difficult to treat and require multiple approaches for improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Reduce inflamm: Kp is a common skin condition worsened when the skin is dry. Moisturize with products containing Lactic Acid or urea. These are keratolytics that will exfoliate and hydrate. Don't pick as it will make kp worse. For the redness, a short course of otc Hydrocortisone 2-3 times a day (not longer than 2 weeks or can damage the skin) can help. ...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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Keep ointment on: The most important thing about healing scabs on the face (as well as any other place on the body) is to keep the scab moist with ointment (vaseline petrolatum), don't pick and allow it to fall off naturally. For thick, adherent scabs, sometimes peroxide can be used to soften the scab and allow it to dislodge. See your doctor to see what the best approach would be for you. ...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
They fade over time: Pregnancy stretch marks, as well as stretch marks from body building or obesity, are lines where the second layer of skin (the dermis, under the surface) has cracked and separated. The stretch marks heal in that position, but their width narrows after the stretched skin area shrinks in size. The lines fade with time, but never go away completely. One can ask a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitiligo: The choice of therapy depends on the number of white patches; their location, sizes, and how widespread they are; and what you prefer in terms of treatment. Each patient responds differently to therapy, and a particular treatment may not work for everyone. Current treatment options for vitiligo include medication, surgery, and adjunctive therapies (used along with surgical or medical treatments). ...Read more
What do you mean: Your question is not clear as to what you mean by sunspots. If you mean spots on your face chest or the top of your hands that are due to sun damage, laser can remove those.If you mean scaly brown spots on your chest waist or back they are due to a fungus and you can treat those with an over the counter anti fungal cream or see a doctor / dermatologist. ...Read more
Please look into: A consultation with a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist regading your scars. Take care. ...Read more
Yes: Over the counter treatments may help a little but not as effective as prescription topicals and medical procedures such as microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, chemical acid peels, lasers. Try topical bleaching creams, glycolic acid, Retin-A (tretinoin) or retinol. There are also home peels that you can try. Avoiding the sun and protection is most important to prevent worsening of the sun spots. ...Read more
Lasers can help: For moderate acne with red bumps and some white heads, it can work very well with repeated treatments....Ie it is not a cure. For cystic acne it does not work as well for everybody, but it helps. For comedonal acne, ie just black heads...Not very effective. Don't expect a cure, but lasers can help a lot. Combined with a chemical called ala, aka photodynamic therapy, it works even better. ...Read more
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