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Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, for improvement: Scar excision, subcision, fillers/fat grafting, tca cross, dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels are options for acne scars. These options have various ranges of improvement. For best results, it is better to get the skin surface relatively smooth before using the skin resurfacing procedures. If acne scars are depressed, skin resurfacing may improve the texture, but not the flatness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scar excision: Scar excision would be cutting out the scar and resewing it up. Perhaps the scar spread or partially opened or got infected. By excising the scar it can be sewn up in a fine line. Sometimes the doctor may want to make the scar irregular or alter it's direction. These are cosmetic techniques to improve the scars eventual appearance a scars appearance can also be improved with dermabrasion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excision of old scar: A scar revision involves an excision of the old scar, and reapproximation to try and achieve an improved cosmetic or functional result. Scar tension may also be redirected in the case of contracture or tethering, with different surgical techniques (e.g. Z-plasty) to help revise a scar on the forehead or other areas of the face and body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keloids.: Two options here. One would be steroid injections into the keloids, hoping they shrink over the long term. This is not always effective. Second, they can be cut out, but the problem would be that the healing from the resection of a keloid can, of course, produce another keloid. Discuss with Dermatologist, but may be wise to just leave them be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a scar under the skin called? How does scar tissue form if there was never an open wound?
Scar fibrosis: Even without an entry wound, an injury to the soft tissues (like a severe bruise) or bleeding within the fat or muscle can cause damage leading to permanent scarring. This scarring is firm and swollen at first, and can restrict movement. You could also have had injury to nerves (sensory or motor) that could lead to temporary or permanent damage to these functions. Time softens things significantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May not: you may suffer side effects without real benefit You may try some lighting make up instead ...Read more
I have a surgery scar under my left Breast. It has formed due to hyper active skin repairment. Its probably called keloid. How to get rid of this scar?
Is scar tissue white on a mri? Is scar tissue the same as degenerative joint? Please help and explain is it safe to have scar tissue removed from knee
Please see: Please see your orthopedist and ask will this really help you. That's what is most important. If it's not going to help then don't do it. ...Read more
I have hypertrophic scar on tip of nose from cystic acne.I used kelo-cote, but it only raised my scar&skin around it.Is there anything to flatten scar?
Hypertrophic scar: Please consult with a facial plastic surgeon to determine if the scar is hypertorphic versus a keloid. They are treated a bit differently. In addition, your skin color, the size and specific location of the scar on the nasal tip, and age of scar may influence your options for treatment. Options include light or laser therapy, injections, excision of scar. ...Read more