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Whats Good For Getting Rid Of Shingles Scars
I had Shingles (Herpes Zoster) 6 months ago but the scars are still there on my face. How can I get rid of the scars? Please help.
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Avoid sun exposure; it may take up to a year for the scars to fully mature. See a plastic surgeon to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. Good luck! ...Read more
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
How to get rid of acne scars under $100. I have acne scars and have been trying to get rid of it so bad but i don't know what is good for a 15 year old boy! i looked up acid treatment and laser treatment but is unsure about which to pick.
Unfortunately : Unfortunately you will not be able to get rid of acne scars for that amount. The gold standard for acne scar improvement is fractional laser done multiple times - and that is usuallly between $500 to $800 per session. If your scars are merely dark areas, you should use a good sunblock all the time and try a few of the dark spot correctors (neutrogena is one) any over the counter treatment will only be minimally effective in correcting discoloration, but if a big issue is dark marks, anything that helps is a plus. Red marks will eventually resolve on their own if you don't "worry" the skin by picking or using abrasive scrubs. As for actual scarring that causes a shadow because of the depth, your only solution lies in a medical office. The big factor to control is your acne to prevent further scarring. If you are still breaking out, most dermatology visits will fall under insurance - as will the topical and oral medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is aloe vera gel is good for getting rid of accidental scars? Can you please suggest me some more natural treatments for getting rid of scars?
Are chemical peels, lemon juice, potato juice good for getting rid of acne scars? If not, what else?
Scar treatment: Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them but nothing will completely remove them. I treat pigmented scars with bbl to lighten them, thick scars with fractional laser to soften them, or bad or wide scars with surgery to cut out the scar and re-sew it a more cosmetically pleasing way. The laser approach requires a series of treatments to be effective--often 5-6. ...Read more
Improve not remove: Unfortunately there is no way to eliminate scars only improve them. Prevention with good skin care and hygiene and topical and/or oral antibiotics if needed are the best. Once scars are formed, avoiding sun exposure and tobacco use are important to help resolve the scars. ...Read more
Not many: See a Dermatologist and get their opinion. ...Read more
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