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How do I get rid of unwanted body scars, esp on the back of my ankle from the rubbing of my shoes.?

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In brief: No great way

There is no great way to get rid of these scars.

In brief: No great way

There is no great way to get rid of these scars.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Scar removal

Generally, you're stuck with your scars.
Putting on vitamin e, aloe vera, and cortisone cream can help to soften them and reduce their size a bit, but won't get rid of them. Plastic surgery is really the only method that gets rid of them, and is usually not covered by your insurance, if it is just for "cosmetic" reasons.

In brief: Scar removal

Generally, you're stuck with your scars.
Putting on vitamin e, aloe vera, and cortisone cream can help to soften them and reduce their size a bit, but won't get rid of them. Plastic surgery is really the only method that gets rid of them, and is usually not covered by your insurance, if it is just for "cosmetic" reasons.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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