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Could putting retin a (tretinoin) on a second degree burn scar get rid of it?

Could putting retin a (tretinoin) on a second degree burn scar get rid of it?

No: Scars are permanent and there is nothing one can do to get "rid" of a scar. Many different options exist for improving the scar. How old is the burn? If it is relatively recent - time is the best option. During the waiting period, multiple options exist such as silicone sheeting, scar creams, etc. Best to ask your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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Would the CO2 laser I'm getting for raised acne scars get rid of the redness. Skin turns red with slightest rubbing or touching...

Would the CO2 laser I'm getting for raised acne scars get rid of the redness. Skin turns red with slightest rubbing or touching...

No: The CO2 laser will not address the redness of your skin. Redness is usually due to telangiectasias, flushing, or rosacea. A different laser wavelength would be necessary to reduce redness (i.e., Pulsed dye lasers, Intense pulsed light, etc.). In fact, your redness will be slightly increased during the healing process. ...Read more

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Can acne scar medicines get rid of freckles?

Can acne scar medicines get rid of freckles?

Not really: But you can seek treatment for your freckles, which are basically sun damage. Seek consultation with a local dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for recommendations based on your appearance and degree of sun damage. Options for treatment include topical treatments, peels, lasers, etc. ...Read more

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How can I rid scars on my face from acne and shaving rashes?

How can I rid scars on my face from acne and shaving rashes?

Professional help: You need to see your dermatologist and be evaluated before treatment can be recommended. Treatment ranges from topical and systemic medications to laser resurfacing. Also scarring from shaving needs to be addressed as well. ...Read more

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I popped 2 of my pimples 2 days ago and now I have acne scars. Can get rid of them in 1-2 days?

I popped 2 of my pimples 2 days ago and now I have acne scars. Can get rid of them in 1-2 days?

See your Dermatologi: I hope you learned the lesson not to "pop" your pimples as this can lead to scarring. See your dermatologist for help with your acne and scars. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scar?

How can I get rid of scar?

Fade it, not get rid: Once you have a scar it will always be present, but there are various ways of improving a scars appearance. Taking good care of wounds will help...Keep them clean and moist. Topical treatments like scar recovery gel can help. Older scars may benefit from treatments like scar revision, dermabrasion, laser treatments, peels. Seek a local plastic surgeon to get specific recommendations for you. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of scars?

How does one get rid of scars?

Scars are permanent: While scars are permanent, there are different treatments that can help minimize, fade or hide surgical scars. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out what your options are. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of scars?

What can I do to get rid of scars?

Multiple Options: Scars can be improved but not eliminated by treating in various ways including chemical peels, dermabrasion, lasers, demarolling, silicone gel usage, and massage. ...Read more

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How to get rid of scars (cutting)?

How to get rid of scars (cutting)?

Please consult: With either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Any tips for getting rid of scars?

Any tips for getting rid of scars?

Yes: 1. Avoid getting cut
2. If #1 is not an option, you can see a specialist, such as a plastic surgeon who can evaluate your scars and discuss treatment options that may work best for your problem (s). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of scars please help?

How do I get rid of scars please help?

Would recommend: Consultation with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of scars?

What's the best way to get rid of scars?

Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticibility. Use a cream called Mederma to reduce the appearance of scars. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to get rid of scars?

What are some good ways to get rid of scars?

Time, and others.: Time is often the best way to get rid of scars, as most will fade eventually. Lasers, surgical excision or rearrangement, steroid injections, etc are all ways to treat scars. You should ask your primary doctor who to go to for this. ...Read more

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What's a way to effectively get rid of scars?

Improve them: 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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Is there any way to completely get rid of scars?

Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scars from scratching too much?

Stop itch &skin care: First find the cause of the itching which can be quite a difficult endeavor. Second, stop itching by treating the primary problem whether it be idiopathic, psychological, a medication reaction or allergy, response to bug bites or noxious stimuli, etc. Third, avoid sun exposure. Fourth, silicone gel creams or sheets. Five, clip your nails. Six, consider derm or plastic evaluation for more extensive. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how to get rid of scars naturally?

Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:

1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over).


Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of scars from cutting?

Can you tell me how to get rid of scars from cutting?

Medical Intervention: For scarring - recommend consultation with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any means of getting rid of scars permanently?

No: 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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Is there anything I can do to get rid of scars from hydratenitis?

Is there anything I can do to get rid of scars from hydratenitis?

Difficult: That is a difficult problem, as is hidradenitis suppurativa itself. The care are ually thick and deep. Sometimes procures like demabasion or laser herapy can help. For active disease surgical removal f the inflamed and infected glands is needed and even skin grafts for large areas. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective and quickest way to get rid of scars?

Which is the most effective and quickest way to get rid of scars?

Scar tretaments: Several options are available for scar reduction:

silicone gel
silicone sheeting
mederma
kelo-cote
scar massage
tape

a study in the journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery several years ago compared these and found that although none showed statistical significance for scar reduction, the one that had the best overall response was silicone sheeting. That is what I use in my practice. ...Read more

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Any tricks for getting rid of scars after removal of a lymphagioma?

No tricks.: Lymphangioma scars are notoriously wide and thick. You should wait 6-12 months from the original surgery for scar revision. If the patient isn't too young, then consider a silicone tape for scar reduction. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of scars from cutting that have been there for years?

Suggest: You consult in person with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's anything that can reduce the appearance/get rid of scars?

Help! Need to know if there's anything that can reduce the appearance/get rid of scars?

It depends: If your scars are relatively new (within 6 months), there is evidence that application of silicone sheeting or gel to the scar can help it fade. Silicone is more effective than vitamin e, aloe, etc. More recently, it has been shown that keeping a scar covered with paper tape also helps it fade. Photo is from patient who used silicone sheeting for 3 months. ...Read more

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How to get rid of scars of laproscopy?

How to get rid of scars of laproscopy?

Will fade in time: No known magic cure
Probably take > 1 yr. ...Read more

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Can aquaphor get rid of scars?

No: Aquafor moistens skin, but a scar is a scar and will never go away. ...Read more

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How does Mederma get rid of scars?

How does Mederma get rid of scars?

Not a fan of Mederma: I do not recommend mederma as I have not seen the benefits of treatment. It needs to be applied 4 times a day which is not practical for the typical individual. Furthermore the true science is lacking. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more


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