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Will acupuncture leave scars?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Acupuncture needles are very tiny and do not leave scars.

In brief: No

Acupuncture needles are very tiny and do not leave scars.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
In my Medical Acupuncture course, I have found that they were correct when you reach a plateau in a pain problem ... needling the scar will help soften the scar and help with the primary pain problem. NO scars form needles. Scraping can and heat can leave burns.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Accupuncture, if done properly, involves needles so small, they are smaller than diabetic needles so they should not leave scars.

In brief: No

Accupuncture, if done properly, involves needles so small, they are smaller than diabetic needles so they should not leave scars.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: No

No acupuncture should not leave scars - the diameter of the needle is very small.
However there is a particular technique which could lead to scarring which is called "scarring moxibustion" which can be used for asthma and ulcers. It uses burning cones of mugworth or other substances on the skin. I don't use this technique.

In brief: No

No acupuncture should not leave scars - the diameter of the needle is very small.
However there is a particular technique which could lead to scarring which is called "scarring moxibustion" which can be used for asthma and ulcers. It uses burning cones of mugworth or other substances on the skin. I don't use this technique.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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