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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

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


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What's to be done about chickenpox scar?

What's to be done about chickenpox scar?

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

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What's to be done about chickenpox scars?

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 to make my scars of chickenpox disappear?

How to make my scars of chickenpox disappear?

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

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What should I do to get chickenpox scars off ?

Seek consult: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me home remedies for chickenpox scars?

Usually use doctor: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. ...Read more

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What is an effective way to remove chickenpox scars/marks?

What is an effective way to remove chickenpox scars/marks?

Scar improvement: They can not be completely removed. However they can be helped with dermabrasion, punch graft elevation, subcision and filler material elevation, laser resurfacing. See your dermatologist to improve the appearance of the marks with these techniques. ...Read more

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What is the surgery to remove chickenpox scars?

What is the surgery to remove chickenpox scars?

Depends on lesions: The choice of removal depends on the depth of the scars and their location as well as the skin type of the patient. Excision or laser ablation are possible. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives besides surgery to remove chickenpox scars/marks?

Are there any alternatives besides surgery to remove chickenpox scars/marks?

Yes!: Chicken pox scars are similar to acne scars. They are depressed and usually scattered around an area. They can be improved significantly with treatment such as dermarolling and lasers including nd:yag, co2, and ematrix. ...Read more

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

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

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

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How can I remove the scars of chickenpox on my face?

How can I remove the scars of chickenpox on my face?

Consult dermatologis: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. ...Read more

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What to do with crater-like chickenpox scars on forehead?

What to do with crater-like chickenpox scars on forehead?

Injections or remove: Injectable fillers can sometime fill out depressions, but sometimes they are so scarred down that that have to be cut out and closed with sutures. ...Read more

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Can there be anyway to get rid of chickenpox scars?

Can there be anyway to get rid of chickenpox scars?

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

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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.

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

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How do I get rid of raised chickenpox scars?

How do I get rid of raised chickenpox scars?

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 more

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I have chickenpox now what cream should i use? I am using aciclovir cream right now will it prevent scars?

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

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Chickenpox scars? What treatment can completely erase chicken pox scars? If not completely at-least to the most?

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

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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?

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?

Yes but at age 34?: Was the chickenpox or was it shingles. At age 34 which was eight years ago I wonder if it really was chickenpox. The old scar Can itch. Let's see what the dermatologist says ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sunscreen: Can take up to a full year for scars to completely heal. The most important thing for you to do in the meantime is sun protection, specifically for those areas where you have scars. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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

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 more

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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more