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Keloid scar options: Keloids are scars that grow outside the boundaries of the original scar and usually require more agressive treatment such as surgery and injections. Scars that are thick or red but not keoids can be treated with various topicals, my recommendation being scar gel from skinmedica. Most scars improve over time without special treatment, and taping them for 6 weeks after surgery helps more than creams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Sure.: Both are acceptable treatments for Keloids. Both treatments have their advocates. Keloids are difficult to treat and what works for one may not work for another. It is an issue that should be discussed with a plastic surgeon. I have seen excellent result with both and I have seen treatment failures with both. Decision to treat should be carefully weighed. Treatment can make some worse. ...Read more
Derm.: Argon laser not usually utilized for hypertrophic acne scarring. Successful treatment of acne scarring requires not only an understanding of appropriate treatments for different scar types, but also skilled execution of the procedure by the physician. See a cosmetic dermatologist for best evaluation. ...Read more
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does silicone sheet shrink and fade new keloids ? I have many new keloids on my neck. Formed from acne. Does silicone sheet fade the keloid scar ?
Scar care: The use of silicone sheeting has been used for scar care with some documented results. Mederma is an OTC medication from onion extract has shown excellent results, although should probably be used after dermatology consultation. If you continue with scarring from "new acne" there are advances in topical treatments that may stopped new outbreaks of acne and should be recommended to prevent keloids ...Read more
Yes: Scar revision can be effective for facial scars and can consist of simple excision and layered closure for wider scars or use of techniques such as a "Z" plasty or geometric broken line closure to make scars less noticeable. If the scar is raised then microderm abrasion can be effective. Consult your facial plastic surgeon for options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on depth: of scars and your skin type, . Consult a dermatologist for specific opinion. It should help to varying degree. ...Read more
Works great: Takes around 3-5 sessions. Prp with the treatment will work great. ...Read more
Is topical kelocote and Mederma are good for newly formed inward scar or depressed scar ( scar 1mm depth inwardly from surface), ?
Not necessarily: The laser will remove the surface of the keloid, but it can and often will grow back quickly and larger. Close follow up after removal of keloid scar tissue is absolutely necessary to catch recurrences early and treat accordingly. Preventing keloid recurrence can be done using injected corticorsteroids, radiation treatment and some topical products. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Some help: Chemical peels do effectively "resurface" the skin from dead cells on the surface, and make it look more plump and smoother. In deep acne scars it is little help, as the chemicals follow the surface contours rather than plane them done like sanding (mechanical dermabrasion). Usually minor surface tightening can occur, which does mildly help the appearance of acne scars. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: If you truly have a keloid there is really not much any of the topical scar treatments can offer. A keloid scar is one that has growth larger than the original site of "injury." they can arise from prior surgery or even trivial injuries like an insect bite. Before you spend too much money on over-the-counter remedies i would see a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more
How effective is tretnoin 0.025% and topical clindamycin 1% for fighting acne and pimples ( velac), will it manage acne better than tretinoin alone?
Effective: Combo better than solo.Get a more detailed answer ›