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Can nioxin be used for skin scars?

Can nioxin be used for skin scars?

No: For treating scars there are over the counter topical silicon gel preparations that can be effective. ...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


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What is commonly used to heal irritated skin scars?

What is commonly used to heal irritated skin scars?

Healing scars: A scar means that the tissues have healed. There will be remodeling of it for many months depending on what stresses it undergoes. Regarding skin dryness, using a moisturizing cream or lotion will help best. Lotions have more water content and are absorbed faster. Creams last longer but work more slowly. Ointments use petroleum jelly protect but usually do not add much moisture to the skin. ...Read more

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Why does my skin scar much more easily than it used to? Is it age related?

Why does my skin scar much more easily than it used to? Is it age related?

Yes: Skin looses elasticity with age and becomes more fragile. It is easier to damage and heals mor slowly with more obvious scars not only that but existing slats can become more noticeable with age. ...Read more

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My skin scars with every pimple ! I do not pick at them. Why does this happen?

My skin scars with every pimple ! I do not pick at them. Why does this happen?

Combination: It is probably due to a combination of your skin itself (more prone to scarring) and the type of acne you have. Some patients have very severe acne with minimal scarring, others have tiny little pimples that leave large scars. Be sure not to pick (as you are doing) but see your dermatologist to get this acne under control so you don't have any lasting scars. ...Read more

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Hi I have plead skin scars with out scabs they are really deep I also have brown pleed skin scars and I have avage scabs will they heal up ?

Please clarify: I apologize, but I do not understand the question. Please restate the question, clarifying what is meant by "plead." Avage is a brand name for Tazarotene, a treatment for acne. To reduce scarring, is important not to pick at scabs, rather let them fall off naturally.Dark areas from inflammation often get lighter with time, but it can take months, sometimes longer. ...Read more

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Does bio-oil help remove skin scars of skin abraisions?

Does bio-oil help remove skin scars of skin abraisions?

Probably not: Most products only improve the appearance of the scar but do not totally remove it. ...Read more

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Why would a facial injury stay red for months? Sensitive skin? Scar?

Why would a facial injury stay red for months? Sensitive skin? Scar?

Neovascularization: Whenever we get injured, the body form new blood vessles in the area of injury to help speed the healing. The response varies from person to person, and in thinner and less pigmented skin the process is more noticeable. It can resolve in a few weeks, months and sometimes years. If you feel you are not healing correctly, consider an in person consultation. ...Read more

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When a person injects insulin in the same place for a long period of time, does the skin scar or harden over time?

When a person injects insulin in the same place for a long period of time, does the skin scar or harden over time?

Lipoatrophy: Repeated Insulin injections can leave unsightly swelling or even deterioration of the subcutaneous fat known as lipoatrophy. Furthermore, if Insulin is injected into areas where lipoatrophy is present, the absorption rate will vary, which will cause blood sugars to fluctuate. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this dead skin/scar tissue that is found on either side of my tongue? I have had it for over a year now.

How do I get rid of this dead skin/scar tissue that is found on either side of my tongue? I have had it for over a year now.

Callous?: I've seen situations when people bite on the sides of their tongue enough to thicken the skin creating a callous. This often appears white because of the moist environment. I agree that the best bet is to get it evaluated but it may be this benign condition. It could be removed but if it is scalloped in appearance and falls around your teeth, your bite is the culprit and it will likely recur. ...Read more

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Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more