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Will I get an ugly scar from eyebrow piercing after it got infected?

Will I get an ugly scar from eyebrow piercing after it got infected?

Hope not: I hope the piercing has been removed. If not, it needs to be. The brow is a pretty forgiving area as regards scarring. The main thing is to keep the site clean by washing with soap and water several times a day, perhaps apply Bacitracin ointment after washing, and generally get the infection cleared up asap. If it does not improve quickly, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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My ear hasn't completely healed after a piercing its getting red and thick, i removed the earing but im afraid it might become a keloid. How i prevent?

My ear hasn't completely healed after a piercing its getting red and thick, i removed the earing but im afraid it might become a keloid. How i prevent?

Possible infection: It sounds like you have persistent inflammation after the piercing. It might be an infection and this can make the scarring worse. See your local doctor to have it looked at. ...Read more

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I have a very small keloid or hypertrophic scar around my earring. If I go to take my earring out and then get the scar cut off will it be gone foreve?

I have a very small keloid or hypertrophic scar around my earring. If I go to take my earring out and then get the scar cut off will it be gone foreve?

Can't promise foreve: There are cosmetic surgeons and Keloid specialists who can treat your condition. However some people are prone to getting keloids. If it is a very small keloid you may want to leave it alone. ...Read more

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I self pierced my tragus last year and it then rejected.I pierced it after that&now I have a large scar that is bruise colors how can I get rid of it?

I self pierced my tragus last year and it then rejected.I pierced it after that&now I have a large scar that is bruise colors how can I get rid of it?

Listen to body: If your body rejects something, that might be a clue that it's not a good idea. Now that you have ignored your body and are suffering some consequences (i.e. A large dark scar), be smart. Usually time alone will fade scars but if it doesn't, you may need ipl or laser treatments. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can scar revision work to remove keloids? I have a bump on the top of my ear from when i had the cartilage pierced several years ago. I have been told it is a keloid. Can scar revision remove this bump permanently? .

Can scar revision work to remove keloids? I have a bump on the top of my ear from when i had the cartilage pierced several years ago. I have been told it is a keloid. Can scar revision remove this bump permanently?

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Keloids : Keloids can be very tough to treat.One might want to consider an injection of a steroid first to see if it will shrink.If not then surgery is the first choice and many times at the time of surgery iwill inject soem steroids while I am closing.Followup is so critical so at the first sign of a recurrence you can have it injected.Wwwbeautybybrueck. ...Read more

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If I have keloids from piercs. When i was 6, can I get them now? The piercing shop i got pierced yest. Pierced surgical steel. Will this make another

If I have keloids from piercs. When i was 6, can I get them now? The piercing shop i got pierced yest. Pierced surgical steel. Will this make another

Most likely: Once you have developed keloids, there is a high possibility you will again develop them again. A good indication is if you developed keloids with minor scratches. If you have then you will. Sometimes keloids on the ear may develop from an allergic reaction to the metal in the earring. However chances another one will form. ...Read more

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How can I treat an infected ear piercing without having to take my earring out? My piercing is brand new and started to swell 2 days after piercing it

How can I treat an infected ear piercing without having to take my earring out? My piercing is brand new and started to swell 2 days after piercing it

Remove earring: That may be the source of infection or it may not be pure gold.A common problem is other metals, notably nickel, are present and this is an allergic reaction, not infection. ...Read more

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Im 25 weeks pregnant & want to get my lip piercing redone. My piercings never got infected before, is it safe to get it redone?

Im 25 weeks pregnant & want to get my lip piercing redone. My piercings never got infected before, is it safe to get it redone?

Wait.: You are more susceptible to infections while you are pregnant. What's the rush? Pregnancy is complex enough; why add the risk of infection to it? Is there any particular reason you can't wait another 15 weeks, since you've waited this long? ...Read more

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Got hurt near eyebrow will i get a scar?

Got hurt near eyebrow will i get a scar?

Not necessarily : If the wound is superficial, you will not get a scar. ...Read more

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My nipple piercing is stuck under the skin. How soon after I get surgery for a removal of a nipple piercing can I breastfeed?

My nipple piercing is stuck under the skin. How soon after I get surgery for a removal of a nipple piercing can I breastfeed?

7-10 days: You need to allow the area to heal before you have a mouth of bacteria suckling on the area. You should be healed enough in 1-2 weeks for this to happen. Ask your surgeon specifically for recommendations based on your case and the extent of the surgery you needed. ...Read more

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I had stitches removed Saturday the 27 from my shin&i want to get a tattoo on my arm/finger.would it be safe getting one after getting stitchesromove?

I had stitches removed Saturday the 27  from my shin&i want to get a tattoo on my arm/finger.would it be safe getting one after getting stitchesromove?

Sure: I would not get a tattoo on the area that just healed but if yo want one on another body area sure its safe. Im believing the stitches were from trauma or a cut and not from a biopsy revealing malignancy because if so and you were in need of some medical attention then no hold off in ink until you are stable ...Read more

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If i get a cut on my eyebrow will it scar?

If i get a cut on my eyebrow will it scar?

Yes: A cut across your eyebrow (or any part of your skin) will scar after it heals. If you need sutures for this, make sure the eyebrow is not shaved. Sometimes, the hairs of the eyebrow will not grow back. ...Read more

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I'm planning on getting my belly pierced but my body is still healing a minor infection. Should I wait until my bodie's completely healed to get it?

I'm planning on getting my belly pierced but my body is still healing a minor infection. Should I wait until my bodie's completely healed to get it?

Wait: And be very sure that you really and truly want the discomfort, risk, and what many people will see as the disfigurement of a piercing. Many people love these though, and the choice must be entirely yours. ...Read more

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I got a cartilage piercing at 16, I had it a few months then let it close from infection. This hard mass is still there, how do I get rid of it?

I got a cartilage piercing at 16, I had it a few months then let it close from infection. This hard mass is still there, how do I get rid of it?

Probably do not: Chances are this lump will remain. It is the injury to the tissue and unless you have cosmetic surgery will most likely remain ...Read more

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I got my infant her ears pierced 3 m ago. i noticed some scar tissue above one of the pierced earlobes.Can that be a keloid? Can it go away naturally?

I got my infant her ears pierced 3 m ago. i noticed some scar tissue above one of the pierced earlobes.Can that be a keloid? Can it go away naturally?

Yes and probably not: You are probably right about the Keloid if you are familiar with them and you think it might look like one. It might be more likely to resolve without the foreign body in there. Keloids tend not to go away; they tend to be a problem. If this were my baby, especially if your family has tendency to "keloid" I'd take them out. ...Read more

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Piercing (Definition)

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Abnormal Scar Formation (Definition)

Excessive or exuberant injury site growth. Good rule of thumb is level of cicatrix above normal skin level in older injury site. ...Read more