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Pimple Under Scar Tissue
It's normal: For probably unclear reasons, that injured skin is more susceptible to developing pimples. Be sure that the products you use to cleanse and moisturize are non-comedogenic. If they don't say they are, assume they aren't and that they will clog your pores and create problems. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
I always get huge pimples right under my bottom in the crease and now I have lots of scar tissue, how to I prevent this from happening?
Pimples: Keep the area dry and clean, avoid very tight fitting pants or underwear. Try applying rubbing alcohol to these regions daily to eradicate staph bacteria which cause these outbreaks. If severe pustules or boils keep developing, a course of potent antistaphyllococcal antibiotics may be needed. Discuss this with your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more
I had a mole removed in September. Tests came back all clear. I have since developed two bloody pimples at different times on the scar tissue. Should I be concerned?
Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more
None effective: Scarring from acne reflects a probem deep in the skin, in the dermis. Topical creams tend not to affect changes in the deep layer of skin. There are medically applied resurfacing treatments such as laser therapy and chemical peels that will lessen the scars. Nothing has been shown to totally remove the scars. Special make-up created to cover scars isaffordable and cosmetically appealing. ...Read more
Prevent: The best thing to do is treat any ongoing acne to prevent further scarring. Treatment for existing scar is varied and depends on what the scars look like. Options are dermabraision, laser peels, fillers, sometimes exscision of deep "ice pick" scars. Consult a plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read more
Yes: Popping a pimple may cause a scar. Whether it is lifelong or for a few years is unknown. When you pop a pimple, you are disrupting the natural skin architecture. The cause of the pimple is a clogged oil gland in the skin but you destroy that entire area of the skin by popping. ...Read more
PIMPLES & SCARRING:
I DOUBT IF YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF.
SEE YOU PCP OR DERMATOLOGIST.
ONLY THESE DOCTORS CAN HELP YOU. ...Read more
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more
You can't: Stretch marks are tears in the skin from below. Many things have been tried, creams, lotions, lasers and none of them have shown long term improvement. Acne scars can removed and converted from a round depressed scar to a straight line scar if that would be an improvement. There is no such thing as scar removal just scar improvement. ...Read more
Probably: Most acne scars are very small. If this thing had ruptured, there would have been a scar as well. Wherever healing takes place -- and the red is early-developing scar tissue -- scarring is inevitable. Several hollywood leading men actually cultivated acne scars to look tougher, and many leading women have some obvious ones as well. ...Read more
Home remedies: Some herbs etc such as aloe vera can help minimize scars but once pimple scars have developed there is no home remedy to cure them. (despite what you read on the web!) dermatologist have several things they can do to help. ...Read more
Combination: It is probably due to a combination of your skin itself (more prone to scarring) and the type of acne you have. Some patients have very severe acne with minimal scarring, others have tiny little pimples that leave large scars. Be sure not to pick (as you are doing) but see your dermatologist to get this acne under control so you don't have any lasting scars. ...Read more
My friend has these pimple like things that appear sometimes and it would have puss and it would leave scars. What to do?
I tried toget rid of a scrotumhairfolicle thinking itwas a pimple, and now I have a white circular scar, that's normal? No itch no nothing
Yes: That can be normal...As long as it is flat and not painful. ...Read more
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