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Mederma reduces keloids?

Mederma reduces keloids?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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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


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Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Facial scar revision: Scars caused by acne are more noticeable if they have surface contour irregularities such as a scalloped or ice-pick scar. Facial scar revision if performed primarily for the scalloped or ice-pick type scars to improve the surface contour. You will still have a scar but the goal is to make the scar smoother and less noticeable. ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Yes: Depending on the location of the tatto ie should or chest and the tendency of your skin to get keloids it is possible. ...Read more

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Is scar revision effective for facial scars?

Is scar revision effective for facial scars?

Yes: Scar revision can be effective for facial scars and can consist of simple excision and layered closure for wider scars or use of techniques such as a "Z" plasty or geometric broken line closure to make scars less noticeable. If the scar is raised then microderm abrasion can be effective. Consult your facial plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more

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Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Probably not: This medicine is helpful in preventing new acne lesions, especially if applied consistently. A hydroquinone bleach might fade postinflammatory hyperpigmentation but skill is required and you might do better simply to let them fade on their own and work hard to keep new lesions under control. ...Read more

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Does scar repairex really fade acne scars ?

Does scar repairex really fade acne scars ?

Of course not: I'm sorry your acne was not treated as it should have been and you ended up with scars. Scams like "Repairex" target people like yourself. You can have them modified by a specialist with a laser, filler, or microsurgery, or you can do like several Hollywood leading men and keep them for the tough-guy look. ...Read more

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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. ...Read more

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Will dermatop cream work on hypertrophic scars after scar revision surgery?

Will dermatop cream work on hypertrophic scars after scar revision surgery?

Cream for scars: Cortisone creams are often used to treat scars. You should have your scar evaluated by a dermatologist to see if this cream will help. ...Read more

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Scar cream for vaginal scarring from surgery?

Scar cream for vaginal scarring from surgery?

Uncommon: The vagina typically heals very nicely after reconstructive procedures. The best topical treatment after vaginal surgery is an estrogen cream. But even that can be delayed for 3 or 4 weeks after surgery to allow for good initial healing. ...Read more

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Are keloid scars the same as acne scars?

Are keloid scars the same as acne scars?

Nope: Keloids are a specific type of scar that overgrows the edges of the injury. Acne scars include a wide variety of scars that form in response to acne. ...Read more

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How to remove keloid scar from burn?

How to remove keloid scar from burn?

Several ways: The keloid scar can be treated in several ways. Of course the risk of developing another keloid scar is always present. The physician can inject steroid into the belly of the scar shrinking it of the scar can be surgically removes and the skin cosmetically closed, This may create another keloid but hopefully not. ...Read more

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Is plastic surgery effective to improve keloid C-section scar?

Is plastic surgery effective to improve keloid C-section scar?

It can be, but . . .: Keloids are more rare than hypertrophic scars and they're also much harder to treat. Proper treatment begins with a correct diagnoses of the type of scar. There are treatments for both! Hypertrophic scars respond better to treatments and to surgery, but keloids can also be treated with excision accompanied by corticosteroid injections. There are a number of emerging therapies as well. https://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2016/03/24/keloids-hypertrophic-scars-in-plastic-surgery/ ...Read more

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Will deep scarring fade with accutane?

No: Deep scars will do what deep scars want to do. Accutane will help prevent further break outs but once scarring has occurred other treatments will need to be done to minimize their look. ...Read more

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Can lasers remove scars?

Can lasers remove scars?

No. See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Will tretinoin heal acne scars?

It will not: Effective treatment of your acne will prevent additional scarring. If you wish, a dermatologist can make scars less visible using a laser, microsurgery, injections and/or dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Could maderma cure eraser burn scars?

Could maderma cure eraser burn scars?

Scar treatments: Three steps for scar treatments but usually only work in the first six months 1. Sun screen protect area from sun for six months 2. massage scars 3. Silicone base scar gels or strips. ...Read more

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How to remove a keloid scar bump?

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

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How effective is acne scar revision?

How effective is acne scar revision?

Acne scars: Acne scarring is very difficult to treat. Do not expect any miracles. It can take many surgeries or lasers etc and still could not look great. Obviously it depends on the extent of scarring. ...Read more

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Does dermabrasion help cure acne scarring?

Depends on Severity: Dermabrasion was once the best treatment for acne scars, but it often took a long time for the skin to heal and the treatment can leave scars or permanent lightening of the skin. The newest treatment is with fractionated co2 laser which is more effective, less likely to cause scarring and patients have less downtime. ...Read more

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How to hide keloid scars?

Almost impossible: Because they are wide raised and dark, they are almost impossible to conceal unless completely covered with a garment or hair. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of keloid scars?

Keloids: Flat keloids, refer to those keloids that are not rising significantly above the skin level and do not forms keloid tumors or nodules in the skin. Cases of flat keloids are seen mostly among asians, light colored individuals and europeans. Individuals with dark color skin, africans and african americans can also have flat keloids. ...Read more

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How can I remove my keloid scar?

Can't be removed: Keloid scars can perhaps be reduced and improved but not totally removed. These may need to be removed surgically and then you likely will need a series of cortisone injections to try and keep it from regrowing. There are other treatments for those which regrow but some cannot be completely controlled. You should see a surgeon experienced in keloid management. ...Read more

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Can you get a massage with a keloid scar?

Can you get a massage with a keloid scar?

Of course!: Massage will not flatten the keloid but there is no reason you can't enjoy a massage if you have a keloid. Sometimes keloids are sensitive when pressure is applied so let your therapist know if that is so. ...Read more

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What's good to use on keloid scars on face?

Not much: Topical silicone is about the only thing available. Coupled with a compression garment you might see some changes. Intralesional ((injected into the scar) is is usually very good. Steroids , calcium channel blockers and some anti-cancer drugs will get a good response. See a plastic surgeon in your area for an evaluation ...Read more

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When should someone have a keloid scar removed?

When should someone have a keloid scar removed?

Location & Size: Depends on how much it is bothering you, pain, size, location (interfering with vision or hearing). Generally, it is a simple procedure to excise a keloid. The main risk is recurrence of the keloid. Compression therapy and/or steroid injections can help minimize the keloid. If the keloid is large I generally advise removing it and starting fresh. Good luck ...Read more

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How can you minimize the appearance of a keloid scar?

How can you minimize the appearance of a keloid scar?

Injections: Keloids can be reduced in thickness with injections of cortisone or other medications such as floururacil. ...Read more

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My keloid scar won't go away after 7 injections. What can I do?

My keloid scar won't go away after 7 injections. What can I do?

Surgery?: Some large or complex keloids need considerably more than 7 injections to resolve; but if your keloid is not budging, you might consider consulting a qualified dermatologic or plastic surgeon about the possibility of removing it surgically. ...Read more

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How to remove a keloid scar bump?

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

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How can I get rid of large keloid scars?

How can I get rid of large keloid scars?

Improve, yes...: But get rid of, no (this applies to all scars.) true keloids can be very difficult to deal with. They are more common in people with darkly pigmented skin and are characterized by scarring that exceeds the boundaries of the original wound. Numerous options exist including pressure, steroid injection, low dose radiation, and others. See a plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can happen if you piercing a keloid scar?

What can happen if you piercing a keloid scar?

More Keloid!: I would not do it - could end up with an even bigger keloid! ...Read more

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What could you do to get rid of old keloid scars?

What could  you do to get rid of old keloid scars?

Many things: If it's a true keloid, it's a disease of healing and simple removal will result in a rapid return and probably worse. Pressure, radiation, steroid injections and some types of chemotherapy all work to some extent, and there are times for each of them. For example, earlobe keloids in african americans, i generally excise followed by treatment with chemo (5fu) steroid combo. Very effective. ...Read more

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Has anyone used a compression healing for a keloid scar?

Has anyone used a compression healing for a keloid scar?

Yes: Compression earrings are often used alone or in combination with other modalities for the treatment of earlobe keloids. ...Read more

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What home remedies I can use toget rid of keloids scars?

What home remedies I can use toget rid of keloids scars?

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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Will microdermabrasion help remove an old small keloid scar?

Will microdermabrasion help remove an old small keloid scar?

Not really: microdermal treatment is more superficial treatment of the skin. Keloid is a deeper scar. It needs much stronger treatment like laser/ BBL. Halo is combination ablation and BBL could work. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat keloid scars aside from cortisone injections?

What are ways to treat keloid scars aside from cortisone injections?

Keloids: Keloids can be injected with corticosteriods, but you may ask your physician if they recommend silicone sheets that are being used for scars too. They are placed daily over the scars and left over the area to soften them. Fresh sheets are applied over and over until they flatten down. ...Read more

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Are cortisone injections for my keloid scars safe because i'm worried that it may stunt my growth.

Are cortisone injections for my keloid scars safe because i'm worried that it may stunt my growth.

Steroid Injxn - Scar: Corticosteroids are injected in very small doses directly in to the scar, where they alter collagen metabolism. There are no systemic effects. Steroid injections work better for hypertrophic scars, and are not as effective for keloid scars. Keloids are usually better treated with surgery. ...Read more

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How to get rid of keloid scars?

No simple answer: There is no simple answer to your question. Some may benefit from cortisone injections whereas others may require excision.Sometimes excision is followed by a short course of radiation. Unfortunately some of them have a high rate of recurrence. I would recommend seeing a plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of keloid scars?

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

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Scarring Of The Vulva Or Cervix (Definition)

Due to trauma/ injury a scar is formed by connective tissue (new scar has many fibroblasts & old scar is composed mainly of collagen) in the cervix (at lower end of uterus) ...Read more


Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more