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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scar Treatment (Overview)

Scar treatment can be defined as any intervention performed on a scar. This can vary from simple treatments such as topical massage or tape or silicone gel sheeting/ointment proceeding up to progressively more aggressive and invasive treatments ranging from external energy application (ultrasound, laser, light, radifrequency, etc) up to injections, radiation therapy, surgery and many more options.


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What kind of scar treatment is available out there?

What kind of scar treatment is available out there?

Many options: 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
129 doctors shared insights

Scar Treatment (Overview)

Scar treatment can be defined as any intervention performed on a scar. This can vary from simple treatments such as topical massage or tape or silicone gel sheeting/ointment proceeding up to progressively more aggressive and invasive treatments ranging from external energy application (ultrasound, laser, light, radifrequency, etc) up to injections, radiation therapy, surgery and many more options.


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What is the definition or description of: scar treatment?

A spectrum of choice: Scar treatment can be defined as any intervention performed on a scar. This can vary from simple treatments such as topical massage or tape or silicone gel sheeting/ointment proceeding up to progressively more aggressive and invasive treatments ranging from external energy application (ultrasound, laser, light, radifrequency, etc) up to injections, radiation therapy, surgery and many more options. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin from healing
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See a dermatologist to see what options are available
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Find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic scar treatments
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Can you tell me how the laser scar treatment works?

Can you tell me how the laser scar treatment works?

Resurfacing: There are several aspects first reducing the red color , second attempting to shrink the scar and resurface it so it is not as raised from the normal skin. ...Read more

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Is it possible to clone ones skin and use it for scar treatment?

Is it possible to clone ones skin and use it for scar treatment?

Possibly: There is a new product that has been available for a few months called laviv (azficel). The technique involves taking small 3mm skin samples from behind the ear, sending them to a lab, growing up the cells (fibroblasts) for 3 months, then sending them back to be injected into the nasolabial folds/wrinkles. Results are good. I suspect it may become available to deal with scar treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best derm scar treatment?

What is the best derm scar treatment?

Can try these: Mederma and vit e gel caps used as topical treatments can potentially help decrease scarring. Both are available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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How does aquaphor compare to Mederma for scar treatment?

How does aquaphor compare to Mederma for  scar treatment?

Aquaphor & mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is an effective scar treatment for a minor burn? Hoping for good results.

Can try these: Aloe can help with healing from burns. Mederma and vit e gel caps are also used as topical treatments can potentially help decrease scarring. All are available over-the-counter or in a garden/flower shop. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
1,942 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
1,976 doctors shared insights

Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more