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Will a tattoo hide the scars on my arms from a motorcycle accident?

Will a tattoo hide the scars on my arms from a motorcycle accident?

It may: Depending on the scar, a tattoo may hide the scar or make it less noticeable. Usually it doesn't work so well on thick or indented scars. You should ask a reputable, skilled tattoo artist their opinion. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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How long does it take for motorcycle accident scars to heel?

How long does it take for motorcycle accident scars to heel?

Up to 12 months: Depending on the extent of the original injury, scar tissue may remodel itself and take up to 12 months before settling into its final appearance. ...Read more

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Can I avoid a big scar from the cut on my leg after a motorcycle accident?

Not if deep: Scarring is part of healing if the injury went below the dermal layer. You can make it less prominent by avoiding sun exposure, which will darken healing skin. Watch for infection, which will make a scar worse. ...Read more

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I broke my arm in half in a motorcycle accident. Both bones snapped in half. I had surgery. How long until I can smoke tobacco again? In 2 weeks?

I broke my arm in half in a motorcycle accident. Both bones snapped in half. I had surgery. How long until I can smoke tobacco again? In 2 weeks?

Never!: Smoking affects your lungs recovery from surgery in the short term. Over time it causes lung cancer, emphysema,heart disease bladder cancer and impotence, just to name a few. You have already quit for two weeks now stay healthy. ...Read more

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How do I treat my road rash. I got into a motorcycle accident yesterday i can't sleep my whole right arm is cut or burnt. How can I shower/sleep?

How do I treat my road rash. I got into a motorcycle accident yesterday i can't sleep my whole right arm is cut or burnt.  How can I shower/sleep?

simple treatment: You have impaired the protective covering of your body namely your skin. You need to remove as much of the foreign bodies embedded in the arm as you can. Then applying a topical antibiotic ointment daily to protect the open areas and then covering with nonadherent dressings and applying a gentle compressive wrap will help quite a bit. ...Read more

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Last week I was in a motorcycle accident I wasn't hurt but do have a deep cut, how to stop scarring?

Last week I was in a motorcycle accident I wasn't hurt but do have a deep cut, how to stop scarring?

Scarring: will occur if the laceration cut through the dermis-the deep layer of skin. You can't stop scarring, it is a part of the process of healing. Do watch for infection, which can make any scar worse and take longer to heal. ...Read more

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I've got a keloid scar below my knee and I'm considering getting a tattoo on my arm. Would keloid develop on my arm if I get a tattoo there ?

I've got a keloid scar below my knee and I'm considering getting a tattoo on my arm. Would keloid develop on my arm if I get a tattoo there ?

Possibly: Although anyone can form a keloid scar some ethnic groups are at more risk of developing them.You are 16% more susceptable if you are African-American or Hispanic. ...Read more

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I recently had a tattoo done to my upper arm. I have some deep ingrown hair scars in the same area, will tazorac distort the tattoo in any way?

I recently had a tattoo done to my upper arm.  I have some deep ingrown hair scars in the same area, will tazorac distort the tattoo in any way?

A fresh tattoo : should be treated like a wound for at least 2-4 weeks, using aquaphor and no irritating products like tazorac until completely healed. After that tazorac does change the epidermis so if there is any pigment there it may fade it ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more