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How to remove chicken pox scars?

How to remove chicken pox scars?

Pockmarks: There are many ways to try to get rid of pockmarks in the skin. The sometimes they can be raised or elevated to near invisibility using injectable fillers and other times the fillers are needed during before and after a type laser therapy which can very nicely ablate the site. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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How can I remove chicken pox scars?

How can I remove chicken pox scars?

Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more

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Sir/mam how can remove chicken pox scars and marks in my face?What can I do for remove this types of scars? Pls help me.

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how can remove chicken pox scars and marks in my face?What can I do for remove this types of scars?
Pls help me.

Chickenpox: Unfortunately there is not much that you can do to remove these marks from your face once you have had chickenpox. I would see a cosmetologist who may be able to assist you. ...Read more

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How to remove chicken pox scarring?

Pox scars: Can be improved with surgical excisions or lasering, depending on what kind of scar resulted from the chicken pox. Other possibilities include scar release and fat grafting. None are sure things but they can certainly help. ...Read more

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How I remove the chicken pox scars?is it takes 3 months or more?

How I remove the chicken pox scars?is it takes 3 months or more?

Yes: The average patient who just waits for these to resolve may take a year or so to see them fade. Skin tone changes are often the last thing to improve & any spots that were scratched often or became infected would take the longest. Vit E and or sunscreen can help. ...Read more

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Are chicken pox scars created from scratching?

Are chicken pox scars created from scratching?

Usually: Chicken pox causes pustules which itch intensely. The pustule damages the skin but the scratching makes it really worse. That's why your mother (and your dermatologist) told you not to pick at things on your skin! if you can protect the pustule from scratching damage, it usually heals with a minimal scar unless it gets infected with bacteria. ...Read more

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Chickenpox scars? What treatment can completely erase chicken pox scars? If not completely at-least to the most?

Chickenpox scars? What treatment can completely erase chicken pox scars?
If not completely at-least to the most?

There : There are multiple options for scar therapies. You should seek out a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to evaluate. Options range from fillers like Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm to resurfacing therapies like fractional co2 lasers and dermabrasion. Other treatments include subcission- loosening up scars or cutting out the scars entirely. It may take multiple treatments before you are satisfied with the results, but have patience, and know that it is a process. At las vegas dermatology, we use the smart skin co2 laser by cynosure to resurface skin and remove pock marks. ...Read more

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Which type of cream to remove scars of chicken pox?

Which type of cream to remove scars of chicken pox?

AHA's and Retinoids: The most effective topical creams to reduce scars is Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycoloic or Lactic Acid containing creams. Retinoids in the form of retinol , retinoic acid and tretinoin containing creams are also helpful. ...Read more

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My 9 year old sister had chicken pox about two months ago, but the scars remain. What can be done to remove them?

My 9 year old sister had chicken pox about two months ago, but the scars remain. What can be done to remove them?

Improve not remove : These scars can be excised but will only be replaced with another scar. Many options exist and will vary depending on the depth, width and severity ofthe scar. Fillers, dermabrasion, needing, resurfacing (laser or mechanical) peels, grafting, revision and many other alternatives should be discussed with an experienced physician and surgeon. Vlpl may help to diminish redness but you may try test. ...Read more

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How can chicken pox scars be removed?

How can chicken pox scars be removed?

Improve not remove : These scars can be excised buttery will only be replaced with another scar. Many options exist and will vary depending on the depth, width and severity ofthe scar. Fillers, dermabrasion, needing, resurfacing (laser or mechanical) peels, grafting, revision and many other alternatives should be discussed with an experienced physician and surgeon. ...Read more

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I had chicken pox at the age of 5.Now, almost 15 yrs later, only a small round brownish scar is remaining on face. Anyway to remove (cant afford laser)?

I had chicken pox at the age of 5.Now, almost 15 yrs later, only a small round brownish scar is remaining on face. Anyway to remove (cant afford laser)?

Chicken pox scar: You can try a bleaching cream, but it is likely you are going to have this scar for the rest of your life. Cover it with make up of your skin tone if it bothers you. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old and i have a chicken pox right now.. what i need to do to remove the scars in my face and body? please help me.

I'm 19 years old and i have a chicken pox right now.. what i need to do to remove the scars in my face and body? please help me.

Be gentle & patient: For now, avoid rubbing or scratching the lesions to prevent infection. If you need relief, gently apply cool compresses. After the acute illness subsides, protect any scars from the sun, which tends to cause darkening of scars. Continue for up to a year for the scars to mature and fade completely. With a bit of luck, no further treatment should be needed. ...Read more

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How can I remove scars from chicken pox or acne?

How can I remove scars from chicken pox or acne?

Dermatology consult: It is not possible to remove a scar by any means. A dermatologist can make them less visible with abrasion, injection, a laser or surgery. Hollywood's chris pine is one of many celebrity successes; other hollywood leads have chosen to keep their scars for the "tough man" effect. It's your choice. ...Read more

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I have black spots/scars from either acne or chicken pox. Is there a way to remove them?

I have black spots/scars from either acne or chicken pox. Is there a way to remove them?

Timing.: If these are shortly after acne, i would use sunblock to minimize their becoming worse. In some instances long established redness can be treated with lasers. Discuss with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can chicken pox scars be treated?

Yes: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for chicken pox scars?

What is the best remedy for chicken pox scars?

Cosmetic surgery: Just like with real estate, it's all about location, location, location. Site of scarring determines intervention choice. Fractional laser, medium depth chemical peel, punch excision, or focal filler injection may be used, but the body site and scar appearance are critical to modality choice. ...Read more

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What could I do to make chicken pox heal faster and how to treat the scars?

What could I do to make chicken pox heal faster and how to treat the scars?

Treat pox & scab: As they say, stop picking! leaves scabs alone and gently shower keeping these clean. Topical ointments and crams are usually not effective during the active phase. A lid tobacco use and sun exposure. Once separated keep wounds clean with mild cleanser such as cetaphil followed by ointment. ...Read more

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Do chicken pox scar go away? I had them 3 weeks ago, at the age of 16. And scabs fell out. And scars seem to be still visible all over my body.

Do chicken pox scar go away? I had them 3 weeks ago, at the age of 16. And scabs fell out. And scars seem to be still visible all over my body.

Scars typically fade: It is not uncommon to experience scars immediately after having chicken pox. However these usually fade or become less visible in subsequent months. ...Read more

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Hi I recently got chicken pox but it already crusted over. can I go back to school already even if the crust fall off yet the scars are still pinkish?

Hi I recently got chicken pox but it already crusted over. can I go back to school already even if the crust fall off yet the scars are still pinkish?

Depends: It is nice that you want to return to school, but be fair to those you might expose to the disease. Chickenpox is considered contagious for 7 days from the initial spots and or until the last spot has crusted over, whichever is later. If you satisfy both criteria, go. ...Read more

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Treatment for chicken pox scars?

Depends on: Where the scars are
many:
fillers
excision
face lift
laser
fraxel
pixel
chemical peels
see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Are raised chicken pox scar cancerous?

Are raised chicken pox scar cancerous?

Rarely: A raised scar occurring in an area of a skin lesion from chicken pox is most likely a keloid or a hypertrophic scar. A physician can check any skin spot or lump that is tender, itching, oozing, scaly, doesn't heal, has irregular color, swollen, or any other changes that worry you and make suggestions for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure chicken pox scars?

How can I quickly cure chicken pox scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.

Good luck! ...Read more

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What can be done about deep chicken pox scars?

What can be done about deep chicken pox scars?

Plastic surgeon: A good plastic surgeon may give you several options to consider. Some dermatologists may also have expertise in this area. ...Read more

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What should I do about these chicken pox scars?

What should I do about these chicken pox scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.

Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to clear the scars after chicken pox?

Scars: No complete cure is likely. Time usually improves them. Mederma is popular to apply but will only help a little. Surgery or injectable fillers may help some scars. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the chicken pox scars from my body?

What can I do to treat the chicken pox scars from my body?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Is the chicken pox scars on a baby created from scratching?

Is the chicken pox scars on a baby created from scratching?

Damage by infection: The lesions associated with chicken pox do itch, and scratching per se does not cause scarring, but can lead to superficial infection brought to the skin by baby's fingernails (from nose and mouth, which are chock-full of bacteria). The lesions that become bacteria-contaminated often have deeper skin damage, and that is what leads to the scarring-it's all about depth of injury, just like burns! ...Read more

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Are the chicken pox scars formed frsecondary to scratching?

Cause and effect: 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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more