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Self Harm Scar Cover Up
NO!: 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). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more
In brief, it is the action or inaction (failure to take action) that intentionally seeks to cause damage to oneself. Can range from mild physical harm, i.e. Scratching, to the extreme of causing death. An example of inaction would be not taking one's Insulin resulting in ...Read more
Need Psychatric Care: The scars might or might not fade but you have to stop harming and cutting yourself, which if not treated and stopped can be dangerous and will give you more and more scars so consult a psychiatrist/therapist to help you stop selg harm first and deal with scars later this is my sincere advice, so get help asap. ...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
Possibly: Depending on the location of the scars and how you are surgically draped - that is a possibility. ...Read more
Self harm Scars: I understand your concern about appearance of your self harm scars. Bio-Oil may help improve the appearance of scars Trust healing power of your body and accept yourself.as you are. See a psychiatrist to understand stressors in in your life causing depression, low self-esteem, and concern about appearance of your scars. Follow treatment with psychotherapy to improve self image and self-esteem. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Circumcision revision and costs associated to it. Does medical cover? Trying to fix suture tunnels and bad scarring
Insurance should pay: Bad penile scarring after circumcision is a medical problem ; should be a covered expense. Suture tracts or tunnels accumulate dead sloughed skin cells ; keratin which appear like tiny "black heads" ; are also worth opening up or removing. Coding should indicate secondary phimosis or miscellaneous penile abnormality ; thus be covered. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Seek help ASAP : I would like to know if you still have thoughts of injuring yourself or are still injuring yourself. If you are, you should check yourself into a hospital asap. Cosmetic results should be the least of your concerns. You can cover up with long sleeves and makeup or see a surgeon, but you need to get help for cutting or harming yourself. I wish you healing and recovery. ...Read more
Despite Keratosis Pilaris (KP), I'm getting a tattoo. Once the tattoo heals, will exfoliation (loofah/body scrub/AmLactin lotion) harm the tattoo?
Unlikely: I'm a tattoo buff and have three of my own. Get it ONLY if it's something you've wanted for several years in exactly the form you're getting. Tattoos are in the dermis and keratosis pilaris is a curious epidermal illness. I hope that your choice of design is one that's deeply meaningful, and I admire your courage in asking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is topical kelocote and Mederma are good for newly formed inward scar or depressed scar ( scar 1mm depth inwardly from surface), ?
See a dermatologist: Scars can be treated to reduce size or coloration. A dermatologist or a plastic surgeon can help evaluate and recommend treatments for you. Sometimes injecting a scar with steroids will help as will surgical revision (i.e. Give you another scar that is smaller or less noticeable). ...Read more
See a doctor.: You need to see a psychiatrist ;/or therapist to reduce the urges to cut on yourself. Naltrexone is a med that can decrease the pleasurable sensations in your brain after an injury is made. The best way to help yourself is to stop cutting on yourself ; keep the areas clean ; dry. U may need an assessment to determine the extent of your wounds ; tx for infection if needed. ...Read more
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