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What To Use On Scars Or Burnt Skin
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
What kind of skin lightener should I use in order to brighten my scar that was once as a result of eczema?
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
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
What can I use to get rid of scars but is also safe for my skin being young and all. Keeping in mind I had fungus on my skin?
Scars: Silicon patches, cocoa butter, high quality aloe vera ...Read more
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?
African american female have dark scars from a injury. What can I use to lighten the scars or get my skin color back?
Have you tried...: A hydroquninone "lightening" cream? Speak to your local dermatologist about it. ...Read more
Can I use baking powder on dark scars caused due to acid (salicylic & phenol) burn on my skin? There is round black scar on my face.
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
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
Can I use cica care silicone sheet on a scar? The instruction says do not use on skin currently affected by acne. But my scar is caused by acne
If not active: If there is no active infection, its ok to use. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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?
Got a bite on my neck. Could be an insect or a bug. Skin looks like it was burnt. Not so panic. Scar was loosing some liquid after I had a bath. Wt to do?
See doctor: You may develop reaction from the bite or infection, it is best to see doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Few years ago I was burnt on my vagina from a bikini wax. Since then I have a permanent scar and the skin area is constantly dry, with small skin cuts?
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Ask again. I missed it!
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What can I use to heal or help sensitive penis glans and under glans on my circumcised penis skin peeled years ago still raw thin scarred and sensitiv?
Why was it peeled?: Try aquaphor or vaniply ointment OTC and see urologist ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes. See a facial plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist for exam and best advice ...Read more
What do you recommend I use to remove my acne scars and rejuvenate my skin? Does the product cause acne break outs?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
What can I use to heal thin scarred irritated skin on penis I had for years tried about everything been to doctors and biopsy hurts to walk friction?
Confused: Is the scar from a biopsy? Would need to see what it looks like in order to treat ...Read more
Baking soda is: Abrassive. I would be concerned that you would irritate your skin. ...Read more
Stabilization flares: I would first recommend trying to treat the underlying condition prior to scar management. ...Read more
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
How often should I use ST IVES face scrub? It says 3-4 x a week. Is this too much? I have clear smooth skin, no visible pores no blckhds no acne scars
Do you need it?: From what you have stated you have no need to use any "treatment" as you do not have any problems. ...Read more