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Are keloid scars the same as acne scars?

Are keloid scars the same as acne scars?

Nope: Keloids are a specific type of scar that overgrows the edges of the injury. Acne scars include a wide variety of scars that form in response to acne. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more


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Will silicone sheets work for keloid and hypertrophic scars?

Will silicone sheets work for keloid and hypertrophic scars?

Generally No: The data for silicone in scarring is very poor. It is mostly a waste of money. Fro some scars there are laser modalities that work well. ...Read more

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Are keloids hereditary?

Are keloids hereditary?

Not really: Folks of African descent tend to form keloids more readily than other folks, but it's famously unpredictable. Why one individual gets them and another doesn't, and why one injury forms keloids and the next doesn't are minor mysteries of medicine. ...Read more

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Is Mederma scar gel or hexilak silicone gel better for keliod scars caused ?

Is Mederma scar gel or hexilak silicone gel better for keliod scars caused  ?

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 more

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Are steroid shots better than laser surgery for keloids?

Are steroid shots better than laser surgery for keloids?

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

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Is the Argon laser beneficial for hypertrophic acne scars?

Is the Argon laser beneficial for hypertrophic acne scars?

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

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How effective is acne scar revision?

How effective is acne scar revision?

Acne scars: Acne scarring is very difficult to treat. Do not expect any miracles. It can take many surgeries or lasers etc and still could not look great. Obviously it depends on the extent of scarring. ...Read more

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Which products really work for keloids?

Which products really work for keloids?

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 more

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Will dermatop cream work on hypertrophic scars after scar revision surgery?

Will dermatop cream work on hypertrophic scars after scar revision surgery?

Cream for scars: Cortisone creams are often used to treat scars. You should have your scar evaluated by a dermatologist to see if this cream will help. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Mederma reduces keloids?

Mederma reduces keloids?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is scar revision effective for facial scars?

Is scar revision effective for facial scars?

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 more

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Dose Microderm abrasion really work for scar removal from acne scars?

Dose Microderm abrasion really work for scar removal from acne scars?

Depends on depth: of scars and your skin type, . Consult a dermatologist for specific opinion. It should help to varying degree. ...Read more

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Is derma rollers efficient in treating acne scars?

Is derma rollers efficient in treating acne scars?

Works great: Takes around 3-5 sessions. Prp with the treatment will work great. ...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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Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

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

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Are chemical peels really effective in treating scars?

Are chemical peels really effective in treating scars?

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 more

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Which is better for neck keloid scars treatment spectra gel or contractubex gel?

Which is better for neck keloid scars treatment spectra gel or contractubex gel?

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