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What is the best lotion to use to get rid of scar tissue?

What is the best lotion to use to get rid of scar tissue?

Scars are permanent: Topical treatments usually help with that itchy feeling scars may have. Massaging a scar can sometimes get it to mature and soften faster. Topical silicone (sheets or gel) can improve the appearance of a scar but nothing gets rid of a scar. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What is the best way to get rid of scar tissue is your knee?

What is the best way to get rid of scar tissue is your knee?

Depends: A consultation with an orthopedic surgeon is a good place to start. Mild scarring can remodel with appropriate range of motion exercises, and the risk of further injury reduced with strengthening. More involved scar tissue may benefit from operative intervention. Seek a board certified orthopedic surgeon in your area for specifics. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get more research done on how to permanently get rid of painful scar tissue ?

What is the best way to get more research done on how to permanently get rid of painful scar tissue ?

Depends on site: See a dermatologist or aesthetic surgeon to evaluate the scar. Long-term pain in scars is not too common, and may indicate a problem within the scar itself. You did not mention location, reason for scarring, etc. They will ask those questions and examine. Sometimes injections help quiet unstable scarring. ...Read more

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Do orthopedists use laser to get rid of scar tissue of the knee?

Do orthopedists use laser to get rid of scar tissue of the knee?

No: We typically use a scope (microscopic camera) and a mechanical shaver and electric cautery or scalpel to resect and clean out scar tissue. ...Read more

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Do they use lasers in u.S. To get rid of scar tissue I have artho fibrosis of the knee after a total knee replacement

Do they use lasers in u.S. To get rid of scar tissue I have artho fibrosis of the knee after a total knee replacement

Maybe: Arthrofibrosis is a condition that can occur after tka (and other procedures) and results in scarring inside the knee that can cause stiffness and pain. It can be difficult to treat and the cause is not always known. Manipulation, arthroscopic release of adhesions(with a shaver, radiofrequency wand, or laser), and possible revision may be necessary to treat the condition. ...Read more

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Do they use laser in the u.S. To get rid of arthro fibrosis of the knee i had a total knee replacement 22 months ago and still have pain and limited mobility and was told by a p.T. That in australia they use lasers to get rid of scar tissue.

Do they use laser in the u.S. To get rid of arthro fibrosis of the knee i had a total knee replacement 22 months ago and still have pain and limited mobility and was told by a p.T. That in australia they use lasers to get rid of scar tissue.

Probably: Current evidence is that arthroscopic treatment for post knee replacement stiffness is at best an unpredictable treatment. Once other causes such as infection, loosening and instability have been ruled out the patient may have to decide if the stiffness and pain are bad enough to have the surgery redone. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scar tissue on my pinky?

How can I get rid of scar tissue on my pinky?

Scar: Scar on the finger may be revised if it interfere with function or it is deformed. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Coud i get rid of scar tissue without surgery?

Coud i get rid of scar tissue without surgery?

No: Scar tissue is permanent and surgery will replace scar tissue with other scar tissue. Surgery may replace unfavorable scarring with more favorably oriented or less scarring. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of scar tissue on a piercing?

How do you get rid of scar tissue on a piercing?

Piercing Scar: You can never completely get rid of all scarring after a piercing but perhaps a physician can help minimize the scarring through advice, injections of medication or minor procedures. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scar tissue on my cervix?

How can I get rid of scar tissue on my cervix?

Not possible: Scar tissue can be reduced by excision or other scar reduction techniques but it can never be removed only replaced with possibly a "better" scar. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of scar tissue from stiches on knee?

How do you get rid of scar tissue from stiches on knee?

Scar creams/revision: Simple scar management includes scar care creams, silicone gel sheets and/or compression garments. Post surgical procedures like an amputation the tissue may need contouring or scar revision. See reconstructive surgeon along with your rehabilitation team. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of scar tissue on an industrial piercing?

Steroids or revision: Generally the best ways to improve established scars are either with steroid injections or surgical revision. Sometimes a combination is required. Silicone gel sheeting has been shown to be of some benefit where scars are not too thick, but continuous use and excellent compliance are mandatory. ...Read more

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What can you do to get rid of scar tissue in the breast?

What can you do to get rid of scar tissue in the breast?

Scarring from what?: Please give more information. Are you talking about surgical scarring after breast surgery for cancer, or after reconstructive surgery or after cosmetic breast augmentation and capsular contracture? ...Read more

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How do I get rid of scar tissue in ankle from previous sprains without surgery? There is still a raised portion in ankle 2 years later.

How do I get rid of scar tissue in ankle from previous sprains without surgery? There is still a raised portion in ankle 2 years later.

You don't: You really can't get rid of internal scar tissue without physically removing them like in surgery. However, I don't think the "raised portion" is scar tissue. It's most likely a ganglion, lipoma, etc..., possibly triggered by the ankle injury. ...Read more

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Do I go back to same doctor to get rid of scar tissue thing after a mole removal a year ago?

Do I go back to same doctor to get rid of scar tissue thing after a mole removal a year ago?

Good first step: I think that is a reasonable first step as this doctor most likely has your best interests in mind and is familiar with your wound healing now. If you are not satisfied then get a second opinion. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of scar tissue in the knee joint? My knee is very painful with weight bearing especially medial ?

How do I get rid of scar tissue in the knee joint? My knee is very painful with weight bearing especially medial ?

Knee pain: There are a couple of options for internal scar tissue. One is physical therapy. Another is a cortisone injection by your orthopedic surgeon or finally you may need to have the scar tissue removed by your orthopedic surgeon. Talk to your surgeon and work out a game plan. ...Read more

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Besides massage, how can I get rid of scar tissue where they made the arthroscopic incisions on my ankle four months ago? Any cream or supplement?

Besides massage, how can I get rid of scar tissue where they made the arthroscopic incisions on my ankle four months ago?  
Any cream or supplement?

Tincture of time: Scars take 6-24 months to heal while tissue reorganizes and remodels. Keeping a wound moist and taking the tension off of the wound edges is helpful initially. No cream or supplements have ever been shown to SCIENTIFICALLY make any difference. ...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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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more