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Scratch Chickenpox Will Scar
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Passage of time: Sunscreens or vitamin E lotion can act to block the effect of sunlight to highlight the difference in skin tone caused by the shallow scars. Over time,1-2 years, most will fade as the healed skin matures and pigment evens out.Any blister that was secondarily infected or otherwise amplified by scratching/picking may leave a more permanent scar. ...Read more
Chickenpox scar in body not fading.its been six months now.what can I do to remove them.pls help.face scars r gone?
Chicken pox scars: Try using cocoa butter on the scars. Eventually the scars will disappear on their own ...Read more
You can't: Unfortunately you can't "get rid" of scars. They can be made to be less noticeable but this depends on the scars appearance. Often what makes chicken pox scars more noticeable is that they are depressed or indented. Sometimes fillers can help them, cutting the scar out and closing it in a line that hides in the natural wrinkles can work very well. There are lasers that may also be helpful. ...Read more
Reduce them YES: Crater like scarring from chickenpox are able to be filled from underneath, mechanically planed (dermabraded) to reduce crater edges, or excised and sutured. Each choice is patient, location and size dependent in most cases. All scarring is permanent, the goals of these procedures is to minimize the visual appearance or noticeability. Often very successful. ...Read more
I'm having chickenpox BLACK SCAR of 6mm diameter CIRCLE ON RIGHTCHEEK ON FACEsince 12years.Its prominent coz of my fair skin.Its keeping girls away.
You really need: to see a Dermatologist with a specialty in COSMETOLOGY AND "MICRO-surgery" a local University Teaching Hospital is where I would go if possible! Hope this helps..and good luck! Dr Z ...Read more
Raised scars: The scars need to be evaluated to determine the best treatment options. If there is any evidence of a keloid or hypertrophy, you may consider injecting the scar with a medication (e.g., steroid). Laser treatments may also help such as resurfacing lasers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have chickenpox now what cream should i use? I am using aciclovir cream right now will it prevent scars?
Waste of effort: These sites need only to be kept clean and they will heal fine.The use of peroxide (blotted dry afterward or an antibacterial soap is all that is necessary. The cream you are using makes little or no difference in the outcome.As long as you don't pick at them which can deepen the wound, the scarring is transient, fading within a year. ...Read more
Chickenpox scars? What treatment can completely erase chicken pox scars?
If not completely at-least to the most?
There : There are multiple options for scar therapies. You should seek out a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to evaluate. Options range from fillers like Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm to resurfacing therapies like fractional co2 lasers and dermabrasion. Other treatments include subcission- loosening up scars or cutting out the scars entirely. It may take multiple treatments before you are satisfied with the results, but have patience, and know that it is a process. At las vegas dermatology, we use the smart skin co2 laser by cynosure to resurface skin and remove pock marks. ...Read more
Chickenpox 8 yrs ago left with scar turned Pink red firm small itchy spot lower back dermatologist in a week but can a old chickenpox scar itch?
Will my daughter get scars from chickenpox? My daughter scars and bruises easily, so I am concerned she might get lasting scars from the chickenpox she has now. Is there anything i can do to reduce the chance of scars while she still has symptoms?
It : It is possible, but there is no way to predict whether it will occur. If she does develop lesions do not allow her to pick at them. Allow them to run their natural course. ...Read more
I had chickenpox 2 months ago, the scars of blisters are not yet vanished from skin. As my doctor said it will vanish with time. Any solution for face?
16th day adult chickenpox.Scabs falling off but red marks underneath.Are they scars? Any cream to make them disappear, safe for breastfeeding mom.
I had a severe acne which left scars on my face. Also I had chickenpox 2 years back which worsen the situation of my face. How to get rid of these ?
Time helps, but: there is no magic Rx for scars. Wash your skin with a gentle cleanser, use acne free moisturizer if skin is dry, and avoid further damage to your skin and darkening of scars with regular use of topical sunscreens. If you have active acne, Accutane is very effective. Sometimes steroid injections or dermabrasion may be helpful, and these would be done by a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Is there a treatment available that will completely remove chickenpox scars? The chickenpox scars on my face and neck really bother me, and i'm tired of trying to hide them with makeup. I'd like to have them removed, but i'm afraid that i'll choose the wr
There : There are a few ways of treating chickenpox scars and the best method depends a lot on what the scars actually look like. Broad shallow scars can be treated with a resurfacing procedure to remove outer layers of skin cells and then have a new layer grow in to reline the area. More narrow, deep scars may need to be directly excised first, followed by resurfacing. Resurfacing can be done via dermabrasion (mechanical sanding process) or laser resurfacing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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