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Is a newly formed 1 mm depth and 3mm width scar (scar by rf treatment for freckle) will fade normally by time, is then how long it will take?
Not likely: Scars will generally get worse and remain red for at least 6 weeks before beginning to fade. Using sunscreen and avoidance of tobacco use will help the scar to mature. Vitamins may help to moisturize the wound but will not make it less red. Lasers may be useful for this purpose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Switching scar treatment to mederma. Do I have to wait a period of time before applying the new treatment?
See package insert: Instructions are included. More importantly, note that mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vitamin e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more
After r side perc stone removal is it norm2 often get sharp pain in scar, & inside my kidney @op site? Or is it abnormal? Avg healing time?Op-2/14/12
I had a c- section 9 months ago, wondering about healing time. My scar is still red and slightly raised also have some sensation, not painful on scar?
I had a mole removal surgery and apparently a hidden cyst was removed at the same time. Scar was healing fine, until I noticed string is coming out. What do I do?
It's been 1 year and I still have acne hyper pigmentation scars about 10% is left. Will it disappear with time and treatment? Glycolic acid peels?
I had a few acne scars before and over time they healed. Now I have a few again and they are healing slowly. Can i speed up the healing without lasers?
Stabilization flares: I would first recommend trying to treat the underlying condition prior to scar management. ...Read more
Red spot on inner knee healed to a pink red scar has taken 3 months to heal but kept scratching it. Is this normal healing time? melanoma?
Red spot on knee: Healing and scar disappearance does take a long time, months, sometimes up to a year or more or a light residual may remain. Constant scratching is irritating and prevents proper healing. You could try over the counter silicone cream of strips and see if it helps f/u/ w/ dermatologist ...Read more
I have recently suffered from chicken pox and left with scars more like small holes on my face.Will they go away in time or do I need treatment?
Cocoa butter: Try using cocoa butter to help easing the scars. ...Read more
Is there an acne scar treatment that i can use at the same time I am treating my skin for acne? I am 18-years old and I am using a prescribed medication to treat my acne. The medication is working very well, but i want to start using an acne scar treatmen
I seem to have compressed nerve in lower abdomen after C-section by scar tissue. Feel pulling senation. Will it be ok with time? Treatment?
With having amyopathic dermatomyositis and acne rosacea at the same time, can I have laser therapy for the acne scars or what treatment would work?
Lasers for scars: Your question is a little unclear as in rosacea there is not usually acne scars. Perhaps you meant acne vulgaris rather than acne rosacea. Anyway, you would be able in most circumstances to be able to receive laser for the redness of rosacea or laser for acne scars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same thing: All injuries heal with a scar, which is a normal healing process. Occasionally scars develop abnormally and become thick and hard - this is called a hypertrophic scar. A scar that grows beyond the boundaries of the wound is a keloid scar. ...Read more
If you keep reopening a wound and slow it's healing, does that make it more likely for you to develop a permanent visible scar?
Maceration = wet: If you have ever soaked too long in the tub, you may have noticed the skin around the edges of the finder nails turning white. This is maceration, and is caused by too much moisture on the skin. Wounds that are not completely healed may ooze, causing maceration of the surrounding skin. This should not happen with fully healed, mature scars. ...Read more
Healed, no tx needed: 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. However, once it isi healed, it should not have any infection and so antibacterial treatments are not needed unless it becomes infected. ...Read more
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