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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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Help I had a pimple on my nose that I picked, now it is red and looks like an open scar, how can I fix it?

Help I had a pimple on my nose that I picked, now it is red and looks like an open scar, how can I fix it?

See a skin doc: Agree with having it checked. Basal cell carcinoma may start as a pimple but will never heal or go away on its own. If it is a skin cancer make sure you have it treated by a fellowship (acms) trained mohs micrographic surgeon to ensure complete removal of the cancer and subsequent repair (www.Mohscollege.Org). ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies i could use for open acne scars?

Can you suggest some home remedies i could use for open acne scars?

Excellent wound care: Good home remedy of a scar begns with excellent and meticulous care of the initial wound causing the scar. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well approximated under minimal tension will tend to produce optimal scarring. Gentle cleansing of a contaminated wound with subsequent moist dressings will general produce the least prominent scar. Scar massage/pressure/occlusion may help. ...Read more

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How do I get an open heart surgery scar to disappear?

How do I get an open heart surgery scar to disappear?

Not possible: A plastic surgeon can sometimes revise a skin wound in order to make it less apparent. ...Read more

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How can I get an open heart surgery scar to appear better?

How can I get an open heart surgery scar to appear better?

Scar Revision.: Go and see a reputable board certified plastic surgeon who will evaluate the scar and revise it if it is necesary. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of acne scars, open pores, and to get my original complexion back quickly?

What can I use to get rid of acne scars, open pores, and to get my original complexion back quickly?

Multiple options: Getting control of the acne process is the first step. Depending upon the issues present, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatments are among the most common treatments utilized. A good daily skin care regimen is crucial. Seek consultation from a qualified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had appendectomy my scar came open what do I do?

I had appendectomy my scar came open what do I do?

See Your Surgeon: Wound openings and wound infections are not uncommon with appendectomies. Wounds opening up may do so because of many reasons primarily due to infection, non-healing, or more serious issues. Please see your surgeon promptly for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more