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Will my scar dot from a pen stabbing blue ink under the skin go away?

Will my scar dot from a pen stabbing blue ink under the skin go away?

Probably not.: Pen ink can actually act as a tattoo. The discoloration may respond to one or more laser treatments. Alternatively, and perhaps even simpler, is to excise the area as if it were a mole, but this may result in a small scar. It is best to check with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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If I tried lipozap, would I have bumpy scars under the skin?

If I tried lipozap, would I have bumpy scars under the skin?

Possible: Some people react with lumpy areas to the mesotherapy, which is a part of the lipozap technique. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Have a growth on chest that has grown larger over the past 7 years. Feels rubbery, looks like a scar. Started under the skin beebee size, now 4cm long?

Have a growth on chest that has grown larger over the past 7 years. Feels rubbery, looks like a scar. Started under the skin beebee size, now 4cm long?

Chest lesion: It may be any number of skin lesions or masses. If you have had an injury there it may be a poorly healing scar, hypertrophic scar, or keloid. If not and is under the skin it could be an abnormal growth or cyst. In a young healthy person, it's probably benign (non-cancerous) but either way if it is growing you should have a doctor evaluate it to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I got an appendectomy back in sept and the scar has been hurting under the skin, should I be worred?

No: Chances are it's part of the healing process where the subcutaneous stitches are placed. If it continues, however, you can always have your dr. Check it. ...Read more

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I've had under skin blemishes for a few months and they aren't going away. How do I remove them from under the skin? I'm using acne scar cream now.

I've had under skin blemishes for a few months and they aren't going away. How do I remove them from under the skin? I'm using acne scar cream now.

Many options: Hello and thank you for your excellent question. Skin blemishes can be caused by many different things, including dry skin, irritated skin, and acne (just to name a few). It is very difficult to give you a good recommendation without a full history and physical. I suggest that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a scar under the skin called? How does scar tissue form if there was never an open wound?

What is a scar under the skin called? How does scar tissue form if there was never an open wound?

Scar fibrosis: Even without an entry wound, an injury to the soft tissues (like a severe bruise) or bleeding within the fat or muscle can cause damage leading to permanent scarring. This scarring is firm and swollen at first, and can restrict movement. You could also have had injury to nerves (sensory or motor) that could lead to temporary or permanent damage to these functions. Time softens things significantly. ...Read more

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I have a tiny bump under the skin. It's about a whole fingertip length away from my csection scar. I'm not sure what it is or if I should be worried?

I have a tiny bump under the skin. It's about a whole fingertip length away from my csection scar. I'm not sure what it is or if I should be worried?

Could be scar: Could be a suture remnant, if within 6 months, some sutures could still be absorbing, if longer than 6 months, scar tissue, or suture granuloma, or endometriosis, see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Old abrasion turned into a discolored scar that looks wrong and sometimes itches. Could it be an under the skin infection?

Old abrasion turned into a discolored scar that looks wrong and sometimes itches. Could it be an under the skin infection?

Unlikely: While it is conceivable to have an infection, it's very unlikely. In all likelihood, your scar is irritated and is changing colors do to that irritation. A trial of something like vaseline over the top of the scar for a week or two and trying to scratch it, will make a big difference. If you have further questions please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, can abscess drainage leave hard lump under the skin something like a scar tissue. Abscess was pretty big and healed by granulation 10 yrs ago?

Hi, can abscess drainage leave hard lump under the skin something like a scar tissue. Abscess was pretty big and healed by granulation 10 yrs ago?

Yes: Abscesses that were drained a long time ago can leave scar (or fibrous) tissue in the place of the abscess or in the area where it was cut open. This is a normal occurrence, as long as it does not appear infected (not red, swollen, hot or draining). ...Read more

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A cyst (?) popped under the skin/scar on my face yesterday, didn't feel right, now puffy, the size of a 50cent pc, and puffed towards my eye! Help?!

See you doctor: I believe you my have developed an infection in the pimple site. Or the pimple may have been the " tip of the ice berg " and there was a larger infection underneath. I would have it checked, cultured drained and possibly start antibiotics. However see a doctor today ...Read more

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I had a medial elbow mass resection (a lipoma) 3 weeks ago. Incision is beginning to heal but I feel a hardness under the skin. Normal? Scar Tissue?

I had a medial elbow mass resection (a lipoma) 3 weeks ago. Incision is beginning to heal but I feel a hardness under the skin. Normal? Scar Tissue?

May be normal: After any surgery, there can be a hardness under the scar called the healing ridge. See you doctor if you are concerned it isn't healing properly. ...Read more

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Can scar on my forehead prevent my eyebrow from moving upwards? 4 week old scar tissue under the skin. Limited motion in eyebrow. What can be done?

Can scar on my forehead prevent my eyebrow from moving upwards? 4 week old scar tissue under the skin. Limited motion in eyebrow. What can be done?

Yes, is possible: If scar is preventing normal action / movement of the frontal is muscle, or if the scar is tethered to the aponeurotic tissues below the dermis, it can alter brow movement. Subcision of the scar with diamond wire, excision of the scar, are a couple of ways to release the scar and star healing over again. ...Read more

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I have an 8 year old verticle c section scar. It now feels sore (like burning) and there are a bunch of broken blood vessels under the skin. What is t?

I have an 8 year old verticle c section scar. It now feels sore (like burning) and there are a bunch of broken blood vessels under the skin. What is t?

Scar tissue: Recent change in exercise or activity can cause pain and pulling from the scar tissue around an old incision and is the most likely cause. If ice and heat don't relieve pain or broken blood vessels spread, an evaluation by a doctor is recommended ...Read more

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Will the rash caused by scabies wreck any of the ink in my tattoos? Will the burrowing cause any kind of scarring on top of the skin?

Will the rash caused by scabies wreck any of the ink in my tattoos? Will the burrowing cause any kind of scarring on top of the skin?

Unlikely, but. . .: Inflammation, rash, and scratching has a potential to cause your body to degrade and absorb some of the tattoo ink in localized spots. Cure the scabies, don't scratch in the meantime, and watch those sexual contacts. There are worse things that can happen than your tats fading a bit. ...Read more

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I have a lump under the skin on my chin, what can be a cause? Will it go away by itself? And is there any danger to me.

I have a lump under the skin on my chin, what can be a cause? Will it go away by itself? And is there any danger to me.

Difficult to say...: Possible lymph node if under side if chin. Consult with your PCP or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've had a scar that looks like it has blackheads on it. I know there not blackheads tho and it will not go away what could this be? Skin cancer?

I've had a scar that looks like it has blackheads on it. I know there not blackheads tho and it will not go away what could this be? Skin cancer?

See a dermatologist: For accurate assessment. We would only be guessing without ability to at least visualize the lesion. Take care. ...Read more

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If I did chemical peeling for my skin, will the acne scars go away?

If I did chemical peeling for my skin, will the acne scars go away?

Laser resurfacing: Acne scars may improve with chemical peels done by physicians much more so than the otc (over the counter) peels. Laser peels are probably more effective. Fractionated laser resurfacing combined with the microlaserpeel will produce even more impressive longterm results. ...Read more

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I am 19 and I am having sharp stabbing pains in my head that's last a few seconds and then go away for a few minutes or will last a few minutes.

I am 19 and I am having sharp stabbing pains in my head that's last a few seconds and then go away for a few minutes or will last a few minutes.

Headaches: Could be muscle spasms. Could be you are misaligned and a chiropractor or massage therapist can help. If they are frequent and bother oyu, se your doctor first. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can also help immensely to balance you. ...Read more

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I left astringent on my skin overnight, it left a smooth flat dark mark, what do I do, will it go away, will it scar?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more

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I have a small pimple/bump (painless) under my chin, it is under the skin and won't go away. Is it a cyst?

Maybe, likely not: Many small bumps, especially in hair covered areas, can be caused by pimples or ingrown hairs that never reach the surface of the skin. Most of these will go away on their own in a few months. ...Read more

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How can I make my scars from a hand skin graft go away?

How can I make my scars from a hand skin graft go away?

You can't: Retinoids bleaching cream dermabrasion surgical revision laser all could improve them. ...Read more

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So I've been itching & after the itching, long lines start to appear but they do go away afterwards, its like a line formed under the skin.

So I've been itching & after the itching, long lines start to appear but they do go away afterwards, its like a line formed under the skin.

Dermographism: A physical urticaria. Twitchy mast cells secrete histamine when stimulated by scratching or rubbing. From Greek for "skin writing". Cause unknown. Will eventually go away. Antihistamine usually helps. Zyrtec (cetirizine) (ceterazine generic is just as good) 1 a day. Sometimes need 2, but higher dose increases risk of sedation. If sleepy on this, can try 1 or 2 Claratin (loratadine) a day. May also use cortison ...Read more

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How long does it take cut skin to grow back? And how long should I wait to get its scars to go away? Any home remedies that can help the scars?

How long does it take cut skin to grow back? And how long should I wait to get its scars to go away? Any home remedies that can help the scars?

Depends: It depends how deep the cut was. The skin is many layers thick. If only the very top layer (the epidermis) was cut it will usually heal with no scar. As deeper layers are cut then one has to perform a "layered" closure, and then it's important to take into account the underlying muscular anatomy. ...Read more

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I got bit by a field mouse yesterday. It didn't bleed or puncture the skin really but there is a little red dot under the skin. Am I ok?

I got bit by a field mouse yesterday. It didn't bleed or puncture the skin really but there is a little red dot under the skin. Am I ok?

Bit by mouse.: Would go to ER/doc urgent care get tetanus, also mice carry toxoplasmosis so if you have not had it aleady (it is common) that may occur. It is a problem if pregnant. Otherwise you may be asymtomatic. There other other infections that may occur so would f/u/ w/ doc /urgent care a. Rabies risk, see below, is low.

http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/739023_7

http://www. Cdc. Gov/rabies/pets/index. ...Read more

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I have a strange dot under the skin on my face. It is at the center of my rosacea and I was wondering if it was anything (picture in profile).

I have a strange dot under the skin on my face. It is at the center of my rosacea and I was wondering if it was anything (picture in profile).

Health Care: Can’t see the pictures under your profile. You made this submission on HealthTap health/ medical education portion. Please use the HealthTap Prime or Concierge services if you are looking for a consultation. We are not able to make diagnoses or provide treatment on the health education site. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more