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Can you share any home remedies for back acne scars (keloids)?

Can you share any home remedies for back acne scars (keloids)?

None will work: I am very sorry that you ended with keloidal acne scars. This didn't need to happen. If your family's devotion to "natural healing" caused them to neglect this serious and permanently disfiguring disease, i hope this will cause you to wise up and recognize how wrong they were not to get you a real rx. Get with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon -- it's likely they maybe able to help some. ...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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Are burn scars and cut scars the same? I'm testing bio oil and I'm only doing it on my most recent 3rd degree burn and some self harm scars (keloid)

Are burn scars and cut scars the same? I'm testing bio oil and I'm only doing it on my most recent 3rd degree burn and some self harm scars (keloid)

Save your money: You need professional help. For your injuries. For your self-mutilation. A dermatologist, psychiatrist, psychologist. Meanwhile you can use anything for lubrication of skin. Bio oil is strictly for suckers. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell the difference between a hypertrophic scar and keloids ?

How do doctors tell the difference between a hypertrophic scar and keloids ?

Scars: Yes experienced doctors tell the differences between Keloids and Hypertrophic scars by examinations. The keloids 'out grow' the dimensions of the original injury. While hypretrophioc scars stay within that dimension.. ...Read more

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How to remove or reduce keloif scars or keloid pimples? Any home remedies

How to remove or reduce keloif scars or keloid pimples? Any home remedies

No home tx: Keloid scars sometimes respond to steroid injections. Some require excision. Radiation treatments have been used in some cases. Other than using gel sheeting or compression, there are not effective 'home remedies'. ...Read more

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Has fraxel been tried in curing acne scars and keloid?

Has fraxel been tried in curing acne scars and keloid?

Yes: The co2 fractionated laser series can help resolve scars. Keloids are very difficult to treat and the co2 fractionated laser has been used mixed reviews. There is no cure for keloids but there is prescription medication cream to be used after removing them and that has been helpful as well. ...Read more

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7 yr old bruises easily and they months to completely fade. Scars never fade. Bug bites and small cuts are visible years later. Some scars are keloid?

Not keloids: I am very sorry to hear your son is suffering from these problems. A 7 year old should not have to worry abou these things. You are not describing keloid scars, but rather poor healing. Please see a good plastic surgeon to help you make the diagnosis. It may simply be that he is prone to what is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). ...Read more

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3 months ago I have tummy surgery and scars are keloid, I use salicylic acid and now there red and darker and sore , please help.

3 months ago I have tummy surgery and scars are keloid, I use salicylic acid and now there red and darker and sore , please help.

Wait longer: You had abdominal surgery 3 months ago. You are applying salicylic acid to it and it is worse. I would wait to apply any lotions or creams for 6 months. It is difficult to tell a hypertrophic scar from a keloid soon after surgery. Most plastic surgeons say to wait until the inflammation resolves before revising it. Wait longer then see plastic surgeon for revision or medical therapy. ...Read more

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How to hide keloid scars?

How to hide keloid scars?

Almost impossible: Because they are wide raised and dark, they are almost impossible to conceal unless completely covered with a garment or hair. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of keloid scars?

What are the different kinds of keloid scars?

Keloids: Flat keloids, refer to those keloids that are not rising significantly above the skin level and do not forms keloid tumors or nodules in the skin. Cases of flat keloids are seen mostly among asians, light colored individuals and europeans. Individuals with dark color skin, africans and african americans can also have flat keloids. ...Read more

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How can I remove my keloid scar?

How can I remove my keloid scar?

Can't be removed: Keloid scars can perhaps be reduced and improved but not totally removed. These may need to be removed surgically and then you likely will need a series of cortisone injections to try and keep it from regrowing. There are other treatments for those which regrow but some cannot be completely controlled. You should see a surgeon experienced in keloid management. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more


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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more