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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Overview)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, abrasion, crush injury, etc


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Can scars be removed?

Can scars be removed?

Yes: A bad scar can be excised and may improve the cosmetic appearance. There will be a fine line there even in the best circumstances. Some people get hypertrophic scars called keloids and may benefit from steroid injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
1,947 doctors shared insights

Scars (Overview)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, abrasion, crush injury, etc


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Does kprf leave scars?

Does kprf leave scars?

Generally not: Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii involves excess keratin production (small bumps) on the face which is often inflamed, causing the redness. Since it generally does not involve infection, it usually does not leave scars unless someone picks at the bumps. If it is irritating you enough that you are picking, seek help from your dermatologist. If it scars, you need to see derm to r/o something else. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Tip)

Treating Scarring

Please don't touch the scar multiple time, it might grow bigger. ...See 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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How to clear up a scar?

How to clear up a scar?

Time: 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 I fade my scars?

How do I fade my scars?

Options: 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). ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Tip)

Treating Scarring

Do seek professional help and know that help is available . You don't have to live with scars. ...See more

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How to remove my scars?

Improve not remove: A be scars can be improved with wound care, exfoliation, dermabrasion, peels, laser, grafting, fat transfer, camouflage make-up, surgery and more. However they generally cannot be removed. Discuss with a dermatologist after first .Controlling the outbreaks. ...Read more

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Why do scars get darker?

Multiple factors: Scars can get darker in people following a recent surgery or injury and a/ unprotected exposure to sun. B/ hormonal imbalance in some patients due to disease or side effect of medication. C/ darker skinned people - fitzpatrick skin types 5 & 6 and sometimes 4. D/ infections/chronic irritation of site can also induce darker scars to form. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Tip)

Treating Scarring

Ask about keloid and hypertrophied scar they may need treated in chronic scarring. ...See more