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I have burnt my skin with a iron on my hand now it's dark purple colour as I have brown skin what can I do or use to prevent bad scarring, help!?

I have burnt my skin with a iron on my hand now it's dark purple colour as I have brown skin what can I do or use to prevent bad scarring, help!?

Information: If there is no blster, the burn may 1st degree. The color is the inflammatory reacion the the burn. First degree burn is like sunburn and usually heals with minimal scar. Anthing greater may scar. Topical pressure with or without silicone or cortisone cream may help. Some otc products may also help. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more


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Is it possible to clone ones skin and use it for scar treatment?

Is it possible to clone ones skin and use it for scar treatment?

Possibly: There is a new product that has been available for a few months called laviv (azficel). The technique involves taking small 3mm skin samples from behind the ear, sending them to a lab, growing up the cells (fibroblasts) for 3 months, then sending them back to be injected into the nasolabial folds/wrinkles. Results are good. I suspect it may become available to deal with scar treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pink scar that is 7 months old and my skin is brown. If I use silicone sheets will it cause more hypopigmentation? I don't want a white scar

I have a pink scar that is 7 months old and my skin is brown. If I use silicone sheets will it cause more hypopigmentation? I don't want a white scar

Silicone sheet no us: This pink color scar will gradually change its color and will be very much like your skin color. It may take take few moths to become brown in color. Sillcone sheets is not going to help in any way because this is healed scar and does not need covering. But silicone sheet does not cause hypo pigmentation. ...Read more

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What can I use to prevent skin breakouts, I wake up with a new pimple everyday and they leave scars?

What can I use to prevent skin breakouts, I wake up with a new pimple everyday and they leave scars?

Ro-accutane: Hi,
The best treatment is Ro-accutane. It is a permanent solution, but you need an assessment, advice and script from the doctor first. ...Read more

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Can skin bleach be use to get rid of white scars?

Can skin bleach be use to get rid of white scars?

Bleach will whiten: Skin bleaching creams, like hydroquinone, will only whiten the scar more. Unless the scar is darker than surrounding skin to start, bleaching might be counterproductive and make the scar more apparent. ...Read more

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I was burnt on my chest and had to get a skin-graph on my leg. Are there any creams that will heal my scars?

I was burnt on my chest and had to get a skin-graph on my leg. Are there any creams that will heal my scars?

Scar treatment gels: There are several scar treatment otc medications now available.
But verify with the surgeon that your graft wound has healed enough and is ready for the scar treatments. The surgeon may even suggest or prescribe it for youat your follow up visit ...Read more

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I burnt my skin by applying a baking soda face mask for 10 minutes. Now there are red blotches. Please suggest how I can get rid of the scars?

I burnt my skin by applying a baking soda face mask for 10 minutes. Now there are red blotches. Please suggest how I can get rid of the scars?

Face mask burn: It is not likely that you received a burn, but more likely you are sensitive or allergic to something in the face mask product. You can use aloe cream to your face and of course stop any face mask use. It is not likely to leave a scar like a burn might do. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Maderma scar lightening gel to lighten the dark skin around the anus? I have so much left over and don't have any scars to put it on

Is it safe to use Maderma scar lightening gel to lighten the dark skin around the anus? I have so much left over and don't have any scars to put it on

Probably: It may be ok but not sure what your goal is. This will get dark again. There are places that would do that blanching and probably last longer. Is this something that just happened or all your life. Let me know. Thanks ...Read more

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I had ctr 3wks ago and still can't use my hand, when the stitches were removed the top layer of skin hadn't healed properly now I have scar tissue?

I had ctr 3wks ago and still can't use my hand, when the stitches were removed the top layer of skin hadn't healed properly now I have scar tissue?

You need: Hand therapy (Occupational Therapy by specialists in hand problems. Ask your Hand Surgeon for a referral. Discuss the scar / function loss with the therapist and your surrgeon
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can I use my skin from the other part of body to replace my acne scar on my face?

Can I use my skin from the other part of body to replace my acne scar on my face?

Sometimes: Sometimes. See a facial plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist for exam and best advice ...Read more

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What do you recommend I use to remove my acne scars and rejuvenate my skin? Does the product cause acne break outs?

What do you recommend I use to remove my acne scars and rejuvenate my skin? Does the product cause acne break outs?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www. Smacboca. Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation. Html
other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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How long can you use sarna sensitive lotion on glans and under penis no itching dry scarred senseituve skin lotion was given by Dr. At u.p.m.c?

How long can you use sarna sensitive lotion on glans and under penis no itching dry scarred senseituve skin lotion was given by Dr. At u.p.m.c?

Not a steroid: Since Sarna Sensitive isn't a steroid, there's no hard & fast time limit for its use. As long as you have this problem, you can continue to use the Sarna Sensitive as directed. If the condition starts getting worse, however, you should discontinue the Sarna Sensitive and see your doctor again. ...Read more

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I have scraped my leg under my knee last year and it has healed but the color of is darker than my skin color is that a scar? Is use of Mederma good?

I have scraped my leg under my knee last year and it has healed but the color of is darker than my skin color is that a scar? Is use of Mederma good?

Improve not remove: Yes this is most likely a scar. It sounds like post inflammatory hyperpigmentation that will most likely improve with time. However other beneficial treatments with various interventions such as silicone gels, sunscreen, avoidance of tobacco use, peel, bleaching agents, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, laser or ipl treatments, and many more options. ...Read more

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I got a skin infection 3 weeks ago between eyebrows. The scab is coming off, and skin is missing and it is a deep wound. Will it scar? What can I use?

I got a skin infection 3 weeks ago between eyebrows. The scab is coming off, and skin is missing and it is a deep wound. Will it scar? What can I use?

Scar: Yes, you will scar. You need to keep the area from drying out and do not remove the scab until it is ready to fall off. There are silicone tapes and creams such as Mederma OTC gel. You may need to have resurfacing or additional treatment in the future to reduce the appearance of the mature scar. You are also advised to avoid direct sun exposure to minimize Inflammatory hyper pigmentation of scar. ...Read more

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I don't have a clear face. Not really acne (only at period)but few scars and uneven skin (not too much)i jsr feel I need make up. Wht wash or cream I use?

I don't have a clear face. Not really acne (only at period)but few scars and uneven skin (not too much)i jsr feel I need make up. Wht wash or cream I use?

Try laser that's: Safe at rebuilding collagen naturally to thicken dermis. You may need several treatment but it works! Plus it'll minimize pores, increase your skin's luminosity. You'll have radiant skin! The Genesis laser does a remarkable job! ...Read more

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Sensitive African skin. Using decocort cream for face but pimples leave scars and have a bit of acne in the T-zone. What can I use to fix it?

Sensitive African skin. Using decocort cream for face but pimples leave scars and have a bit of acne in the T-zone. What can I use to fix it?

Wrong question: This cream contains hydrocortisone and miconazole. It is of no value for acne, might make it worse. There are very effective therapies for acne. If you can consult a dermatologist, do so. You can try BENZOYL PEROXIDE gel 2% or 5%. Acne is not your fault. It is not dirt or diet or stress. It is a matter of hormones and genetics. ...Read more

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My skin is red from benzoyl peroxide I have stopped its use can I apply baby powder to my face, I am applying Vaseline twice a day on the red scars?

My skin is red from benzoyl peroxide I have stopped its use can I apply baby powder to my face, I am applying Vaseline twice a day on the red scars?

No: Use an oil-free moisturizer, something that won't clog up your pores more. Using Vaseline or baby powder is not recommended. Use a good sunscreen, at least 15 SPF. I usually recommend a facial moisturizer that contains a sunscreen so it won't feel greasy.
You may want to try a lower strength benzoyl peroxide for your acne or ask your doctor for a different medication. ...Read more

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Is it good to use baking soda on the skin to remove pimples and acne scars?

Baking soda is: Abrassive. I would be concerned that you would irritate your skin. ...Read more

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Can you use a micro-dermal roller on your penis to improve the skin and tightness of circumcision scars?

Here are some…: Apparently, you're mentally struggling with scar after circumcision. Before acting upon it physically, consult urologist to assess the balance between medical necessity and professional possibilities. Medical necessities are derived from patient's perspective which tends to be emotionally subjective and from professionals' perspective which should be kept as professionally objective as possible. ...Read more