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Can scars be removed by medication even after 6 months of the initial injury?

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Dr. John Mancoll
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: No

Scars are permanent.
You still months left they heal all the way. Til then they will be more noticeable. Massage, topical silicone and sunblock are reasonable ways to make the scar the best it can be. Remember uv energy [sunlight] can tan a scar and make it more noticeable.

In brief: No

Scars are permanent.
You still months left they heal all the way. Til then they will be more noticeable. Massage, topical silicone and sunblock are reasonable ways to make the scar the best it can be. Remember uv energy [sunlight] can tan a scar and make it more noticeable.
Dr. John Mancoll
Dr. John Mancoll
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Dr. Megan Jack
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Scar treatment

Depending on the problem there are treatments to improve scars but nothing will completely remove them. Early on taping, silicone-based creams/sheets, & sun avoidance helps (up to 1 yr).
After that, you need to consider a laser treatment (such as fractional) which can significantly improve scars or if scar is quite unsightly, excision & resewing of the scar in a more cosmetically pleasing fashion.

In brief: Scar treatment

Depending on the problem there are treatments to improve scars but nothing will completely remove them. Early on taping, silicone-based creams/sheets, & sun avoidance helps (up to 1 yr).
After that, you need to consider a laser treatment (such as fractional) which can significantly improve scars or if scar is quite unsightly, excision & resewing of the scar in a more cosmetically pleasing fashion.
Dr. Megan Jack
Dr. Megan Jack
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