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What kind of lip augmentation is done to create symmetry and even the texture of a burned lip scar?
Possibilities: Without seeing your lip, this is a challenging question to answer. A scar older than one year may be improved with injection of a hyaluronic acid filler. A revision procedure may be needed to reorient the scar so it isn't causing a tethered effect of the skin and lip. If the scar is newer than one year, you should wait prior to having anything done. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Lip: Sensory nerves cannot penetrate scar. Either leave it alone or get intralesional cortisone injection, 2-3 at 3-4 week intervals. This may soften up scar. Return of sensation +/- Can have scar excised. No subcutaneous or dermal sutures (will causes more scarring. I use 4-0 silk interrupted sutures. ...Read more
Got bit by dog on upper lip, scar is forming and is raised. It has been a week, what can I do to reduce/correct scar so it heals flat?
Lip scar topical tre: Lip scars tens to take much longer than other areas on the skin to settle down. Massage, sun avoidance and topical steroid cream would be first line of treatment. Don't ingest the silicone. Make sure the key line between the pink of the lip and skin is lined up correctly. ...Read more
Surgery, laser, meds: Depending on how recent and how bad the scar is, you might benefit form laser or medication to put on it or injected. There is always the possibility of surgical revision as well. You should see a cleft surgeon. I know there are very good cleft surgeons at chapel hill, nc right next door to you. ...Read more
Can i derma stamp using a .5 mm needle directly on my lips to increase melanin and reduce the appearance of a hypopigmented lip scar?
I would encourage : You not to attempt self- treatments in this situation. Seeing a dermatologist is a safer option. ...Read more
Not much: Unfortunately, most scar treatments offer only marginal improvement over doing nothing at all. The biggest problem with the area around the lips is the amount of dynamic motion and tension that is created on the wound, which lends to a problematic scar. I find the biggest factor is the amount of surgical debridement of injured tissue affects the outcome of the scar. ...Read more
How to get pigment back in lip scar? Is peeling off a cold sore scab enough to leave a permanent scar? It's been 8 months since I had the scar
Can I get a scar cream to improve appearance of a ten-year-old above lip facial scar as shows when light hits it a certain way?
Tiny a bit raised rough feeling bump on bottom lip, no pain or anything. Pigmentation a bit darker than other parts of lip. Healing scar or what is it?
Oral trauma: This could be an area that is healing if you recently traumatized it, if the area is movable and blueish like a varicose vein it could be a varicosity. It wouldn't hurt to see a dentist for evaluation. It's likely nothing serious but it wouldn't hurt to have it checked out ...Read more
What to do if I have painful and annoying pimples all over my chin and upper lip and scars all over my forhead. Will drinking 8 glasses of water a day help?
Me and girlfriend having exact symptoms almost at the exact same time. Weight loss. Pimple skin. Breast pain. Lips chapped. Scars heal very slow. Hiv?
Get tested: If you think you may have been exposed to HIV don't guess. Get tested. It is important to deal with this before it becomes advanced. There are many causes of the symptoms you described. If you both developed the same symptoms at the same time then the likely answer is an infection or chemical/toxin exposure. Your doctor can help you sort this out. Good luck to you both. ...Read more
Can cause cysts: The most common problem that we see in lip biters is the formation of something called mucoceles. These are little mucus filled cysts that occur in lips and have to be removed surgically. ...Read more
A bit unusual since waxing generally removes only a superficial layer of skin/hair. If you mean that it BURNED your lip and that burn resulted in a scar you would best be served by a consultation with a Plastic Surgeon/Cosmetologist
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...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
Is ginger root good for returning color to a scar on the lip that is scarred from a cold sore? Dark brown lips with a reddish patch on upper lip.
I get cold sores and this last one I had left a bright red spot on my lip. Like a scar. The cold sore is healed though. Will this scar go away?
Yes, most likely: Most cold sores are pretty superficial and will leave a reddened area for a while which usually fades over months, not days. If the cold sore had a secondary infection or the scab was picked, it can injury the deeper layer of skin and cause it to scar. This generally doesn't happen ...Read more
I had a blister caused by a blocked salivary gland removed with a laser on my lower lip, have big scar, still have pain over a year later, now what?
Some lip lacerations will result in visible scars and some will not. See a plastic surgeon if the scar is disfiguring or the treatment resulted in a scar.
Good luck. ...Read more
How does a preexisting scar affect lip augmentation? I have a scar through my upper lip. How will it affect lip augmentation?
How to prevent a scar on lip from turning white. The scar is 6 months old and is reddish, but turns white I apply pressure. My skin is brown.
White is normal: Putting pressue on any skin and then it being white initially is normal because you are pushing out the blood in the microscopic capillaries in the skin. Most scars take at least a year to "mature" and end up like they will look for ever. If you are african american there is a small risk you can develop a keloid which is a large scar. Rubbing it increases the risk. ...Read more
Probably: When biopsies are performed, there is usually scarring unless the biopsy can be done in the form of a superficial shave, which is not always practical for a lip biopsy. However, a biopsy of the lip can be done in such as a way that the scar is significantly camoflauged and once healed (6-12 months) will be difficult to discern from a natural contour of the skin. ...Read more
Tiny scarlike slash on the bottom of my lip raised a bit. I remember cutting my lip. Is the raised part of my scar on lip part of the healing process?
Yes: Takes 9 to 12 months for final appearance and decreased swelling of a cut or laceration ...Read more
Can an STD leave a long-term scar on lips? I kissed a woman w/ one on her btm lip. She seems to have the scar in her old photos. It bled upon kissing.
Not an STD: On one hand, a scar alone will not bleed. So it would seem your kissing partner had something else as well. No way to tell whether it was an injury or some sort of sore. However, no STD is a likely cause either of a scar or new sore. Oral herpes comes closest, but isn't considered an STD. Even if some STD caused the scar, by definition a scar is healed and connot transmit infection. ...Read more
I have a brown mole above my upper lip just off-centre. Plastic surgeon advised against removal as will scar & my lip will shrink on one side?
The size of the mole will make a big difference in how the surgery is done. If the mole is flat it can sometimes
be removed with a laser without scarring. If it is elevated and excision would have to be done. Really good surgeons could remove it and move tissue or flap
to keep the lip looking normal. The treatment with a fraxel co2 laser could get rid of most of the scarring.
Expensive. ...Read more
4 weeks old scar on lip after scab falls off of blister. Mark is lighter than rest of skin. Will the pigment be restored?
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