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Dr. Barry Press
1,903 doctors shared insights

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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Is there any remedy to lighten the scars?

Is there any remedy to lighten the scars?

Scar Remedies: Depends on the age of the scar, ethnicity and what color the scar is. In general most scars will lighten on their own6-18 months after healing begins. Red scar lightening can be accelerated using certain lasers of steroid shots. Brown scars are more common in people of color. One can try hydro quinine but it works slowly and there is a good chance the scar will lighten with time anyway. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for scars?

What is a good home remedy for scars?

Nothing is perfect..: But please be aware that scars will fade with time and take 6-12 months to mature. In the meantime, avoid sunburn or suntan while the scar is still pink. Otc medications such as mederma may help to improve the appearance of the scar. Scars often look their worst about 6 weeks after the injury. If the appearance worsens after that, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of very light scars?

What is the treatment of very light scars?

Various options: Silicone and Cordran taping can be effective for very light scars. For mature scars, microderm abrasion can also be effective. Use of scaring ointments and creams can be effective as well. ...Read more

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What is an effective home remedy for facial scars?

What is an effective home remedy for facial scars?

Yes a few options: Yes, but in the meantime consider avoidance of sun exposure with sunscreens, topical silastic gel sheeting, scar massage, and pressure therapy. If the scar continues to grow beyond 6 weeks, consider steroid injections. Also consider e use of skin bleaching agents for hyperpigmentation scars. Ultimately surgery may be necesssary. ...Read more

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Scars - does anyone have a treatment for mixed race people who tend to scar easily and permanently?

Yes: Although a consultation with a qualified doctor is necerrary, application of retinoic acid early in the healing process can be helpful. For mature scars a similar treatment combined with judicious laser treatment can help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment or surgery for unsightly scars?

What is the best treatment or surgery for unsightly scars?

Silicone gel sheets: Scars look better after compression with a silicone gel sheet which can be worn nightly. The compression helps to remodel deep scar tissue making it flatter. When scars are fresh, the sheet helps remove redness faster too. Surgery or resurfacing treatments are indicated when the orientation, thickness or contracture of the scar needs to be modified. You may need to see a plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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Whats a good treatment for acne and scars?

Whats a good treatment for acne and scars?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

Acne and scars: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. Acne scarring can be improved with filler injections, subscision, dermabrasion, laser, punch graft transplantation and other techniques. ...Read more

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Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

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