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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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Do bug bite leave scars?

Do bug bite leave scars?

They may: Depending on the extent of inflammation, your pigmentation, any foreign bodies (such as stingers) andd the degree of envenomation, bug bite will produce varying degrees of scarring from nothing to extensive (black recluse spider). ...Read more

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Could a bug bite on a scar be a bad thing?

Could a bug bite on a scar be a bad thing?

As long as : it heals - I would not fret about it. Take care. ...Read more

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What should I do about my scar? I picked my bug bite and now it's scarred!

What should I do about my scar? I picked my bug bite and now it's scarred!

Scar treatment: Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them but nothing will completely remove them. I treat pigmented scars with bbl to lighten them, thick scars with fractional laser to soften them, or bad or wide scars with surgery to cut out the scar and re-sew it a more cosmetically pleasing way. The laser approach requires a series of treatments to be effective--often 5-6. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a bug bite on a scar be a bad thing?

I would not be: Overly concerned because of the location of this bite. If it were to begin to look infected - get tx. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bug bite scars?

How can I get rid of bug bite scars?

Bug Bite Scars: Some patients find the product Mederma to help in scar management. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of the bug bite scars on my skin?

Time, steroid: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of 3 to 4 year old bug bite scars? I scratched my bug bites all the time a couple years back and they scarred over and never went away.. Now i'm extremely self conscience about it :/ please help. Maybe something that i could make at hom

How do you get rid of 3 to 4 year old bug bite scars? I scratched my bug bites all the time a couple years back and they scarred over and never went away.. Now i'm extremely self conscience about it :/ please help. Maybe something that i could make at hom

Prurigo Nodularis: The scar was formed from repeated scratching. Sometimes injecting a potent cortisone preparation (kenalog (triamcinolone) being most commonly used) may reduce the size. If this didn't work, then you may consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to get it removed. The condition is known as prurigo nodularis. ...Read more

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What do scars from bug bites look like?

Many forms: Bug bites can cause scarring by a variety of ways such as tissue loss from poison injected (brown recluse spiders) to allergic reactions which cause itching, scratching and thus scars. Infections of the bites can also lead to visible scars but many bites leave no scars at all. To lessen the chance of scarring, do not scratch and seek quick care for poisonous bug bites. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

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