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What are cosmetic surgery options for scarring/bumps after having a dialysis fistula on your arm?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Scar Revision

Scars can sometimes be improved with the following methods: 1) passage of time; 2) protection from sun; 3) dermabrasion or laser resurfacing; 4) steroid injection; 5) silicone topical therapy; 6) cosmetics (for camouflage); 7) surgical revision.
The methods taht will work best for you will depend on factors seen during an exam. Hope this helps!

In brief: Scar Revision

Scars can sometimes be improved with the following methods: 1) passage of time; 2) protection from sun; 3) dermabrasion or laser resurfacing; 4) steroid injection; 5) silicone topical therapy; 6) cosmetics (for camouflage); 7) surgical revision.
The methods taht will work best for you will depend on factors seen during an exam. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Scar revision

If the bumps are hypertrohic scars or keloids, then possibly corticosteroid injections will help but if the fistula is still functioning the doctor should check with your surgeon who placed the fistula.
Laser resurfacing for other scars can be done.

In brief: Scar revision

If the bumps are hypertrohic scars or keloids, then possibly corticosteroid injections will help but if the fistula is still functioning the doctor should check with your surgeon who placed the fistula.
Laser resurfacing for other scars can be done.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It DEpends

You will have to discuss your options after being examined, by your plastic surgeon.

In brief: It DEpends

You will have to discuss your options after being examined, by your plastic surgeon.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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