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Doctor insights on: Self Harm Scar Cover Up

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Can duct tape work for fading self harm scars?

Can duct tape work for fading self harm scars?

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

Self Harm (Definition)

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


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I cut and have self harm scars. Would scar gel help them fade?

I cut and have self harm scars. Would scar gel help them fade?

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

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How might one fade self harm scars?

How might one fade self harm scars?

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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Will my self harm scars be visible during surgery?

Will my self harm scars be visible during surgery?

Possibly: Depending on the location of the scars and how you are surgically draped - that is a possibility. ...Read more

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Can my self harm scars fade after using the bio oil?

Can my self harm scars fade after using the bio oil?

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

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How might one fade self inflicted scars?

How might one fade self inflicted scars?

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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Self harm scars arnt going away?

Self harm scars arnt going away?

Self imposed? : Scars donor go away. Will fax some after many years. The question is why did you cut yourself. You should get help. See your doctor ...Read more

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Could ice help self harm scars?

Could ice help self harm scars?

Ice is not: likely to prevent or reducing scarring. Please consider dialectical behavioral therapy instead of cutting. Take care. ...Read more

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Trying to heal my self harm scars. Any tips?

Trying to heal my self harm scars. Any tips?

What scars: You have to be mores specific what kind if scars you have physically psychological trauma self help groups or reading books. ...Read more

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Do immunizations generally leave scars?

Do immunizations generally leave scars?

No: Almost never.I have supervised , over the years, probably a quarter of a million injections and have never seen any scarring. ...Read more

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How to cover up cut scars?

How to cover up cut scars?

Application of: concealer can help. Please consider dialectical behavioral therapy to help with your emotional well -being and cutting. ...Read more

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How do I clear up old scars from self mutilation?

How do I clear up  old scars from self mutilation?

Tough one: I would consult with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to see what could be done to decrease visible scarring. Their recommendations could depend on skin type, location of the scars, and several other factors. ...Read more

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Circumcision revision and costs associated to it. Does medical cover? Trying to fix suture tunnels and bad scarring

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

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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 can I hide self harm scars on wrist?

How can I hide self harm scars on wrist?

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

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Despite Keratosis Pilaris (KP), I'm getting a tattoo. Once the tattoo heals, will exfoliation (loofah/body scrub/AmLactin lotion) harm the tattoo?

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 more

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Is topical kelocote and Mederma are good for newly formed inward scar or depressed scar ( scar 1mm depth inwardly from surface), ?

Is topical kelocote and Mederma  are good for newly formed inward scar or  depressed scar  ( scar 1mm depth inwardly from surface), ?

Not really: This is more for scar lightening and massaging the scar, inward scar may require a filler to fill it in or in some cases a minor surgery to correct it. ...Read more

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Self conscious about the huge scar this cyst left. Any good acne / scar fading products?

Self conscious about the huge scar this cyst left. Any good acne / scar fading products?

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

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How to cover up my self harm cuts/scars on my side?

How to cover up my self harm cuts/scars on my side?

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

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