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Tests For Keloid Scar
Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue
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 3 more doctor answers
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
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
Really none.: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next option is excision which comes with very high recurrence rates (and can come back worse than the original) and a postop regimen of silicone, pressure, and in severe cases even radiation treatment. ...Read more
Depends on depth: of scars and your skin type, . Consult a dermatologist for specific opinion. It should help to varying degree. ...Read more
Is derma roller commonly offered as a procedure in dermatologists' offices--or is it an "at home" treatment? For scar tissues and/or acne scars
Will tretinoin cream fade surgical scars? If not what cream is best for fading red surgical scars three years old.
Make up: does not need treatment. If it bothers you fading make up may be more beneficial and less toxic ...Read more
I have hypertrophic scarring from laser tattoo removal ~5 years old. Resurfaced w/ 4 Fraxel Tx. Will this type of scar continue to flatten over time?
I have a few atrophic scars on the glans penis, like acne boxcar scars. I know laser resurfacing is done for papules. Can this be done for my scars?
Is there any way to get rid of acne scars, 100%? I mean are plastic surgeries done for acne scars removal?
What is the best medication for removal of post mole & acne scar ? I have used calendula for mole scar but not effective
Nothing will work: I'm sorry. Acne scars may be treated by a specialist with a laser, or microsurgery or fillers. If your acne is still active, your physician can manage it -- ignore all "pop" wisdom about acne. I understand you also have rosacea and I trust this is being managed as well. Truth be told, a man doesn't need a "perfect face" -- looks are much more about physical fitness and how you interact. Best wishs ...Read more
It can be, but . . .: Keloids are more rare than hypertrophic scars and they're also much harder to treat. Proper treatment begins with a correct diagnoses of the type of scar. There are treatments for both! Hypertrophic scars respond better to treatments and to surgery, but keloids can also be treated with excision accompanied by corticosteroid injections. There are a number of emerging therapies as well. https://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2016/03/24/keloids-hypertrophic-scars-in-plastic-surgery/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers