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How frequently does the use of topical fluorouracil cream result in permanent scarring and/or skin discoloration?

I wonder how frequently the use of topical fluorouracil cream results in permanent scarring and/or skin discoloration (e.g., hyper- or hypopigmentation). What I have found so far doesn't give any ...
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Can band-aids prevent or reduce acne scar formation?

Can band-aids prevent or reduce acne scar formation? It's known that keeping wounds covered is actually better for healing. Here are the reasons: It keeps our skin cells from drying out so that scabs ...
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Does combining silicone gel therapy and pressure therapy help scar reduction (vs. using just one of these therapies)?

The 2015 review {1} mentions different therapies for scar reduction, including: Treatment Description Advantages Disadvantages Pressure therapy Application of elastic bandages or pressure garments ...
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Is combining silicone plasters and silicone gels for scars effective?

I have a question. As far as I know, silicone gels and silicone plasters (aka sheets or patches) are used to optimize wound healing and minimize scarring. I purchased a silicone plaster Mepiform and ...
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How frequently does the use of topical imiquimod result in permanent scarring and/or skin discoloration?

I wonder how frequently the use of topical imiquimod cream results in permanent scarring and/or skin discoloration (e.g., hyper- or hypopigmentation). What I have found so far doesn't give any source ...
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Questions about the use of Vitamin-E to prevent scar formation after blood donation

I am told that applying Vitamin-E before donating blood prevents permanent scar formation. But won't it's effect be nullified when the Phlebotomist applies the disinfectant before drawing my blood? Is ...
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Vaseline is used to reduce scarring following keratosis. Is there a substitute ointment that will be less uncomfortable when used near the eye?

After scaling a seborrheic keratosis one typically uses Vaseline to help reduce scarring. It is uncomfortable when it goes into the eye. which may happen when the scaling was near (< 3 mm) the eye....
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What would happen if you administered endothelin during a myocardial infarction?

I have been going through the Rhodes medical physiology and have learned about Endothelin (specifically its role in hyperplasia) and collateral vessels in slowly developed [cardiovascular disease] (...
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What is the term for external tissue insufficiency due to surgery?

Please assume a case were a human had a plastic surgery to revise a scar and the surgeon mistakenly removed a bit too much of external tissue (skin/sub-cutaneous-fat) so the scar has become much ...
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skin lesion: outpatient surgery and used antibiotic therapy diagnosis for a scars or …? [closed]

this skin lesion is related to a 29-year-old girl who suffered from a carbuncle in the left lower quadrant skin of abdomen about 10 years ago then replaced it with outpatient surgery and used ...
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Is there a standard model of scar healing and if so what are its main stages?

I have searched for a standard model of scar healing to learn how dermal scar tissues are formulated and evolved but didn't find one; rather, I found somewhat inconsistency between different ...
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What are the most significant breast tissues in Gynecomastia?

From prior research I understand that only these types of tissues can cause gynecomastia: Adipose tissue ("watery") Mammary Gland Tissue ("viscous") Excessive skin tissue ("saggy") Connective Tissue ...
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Scar size and human growth

Let's say a toddler has a 4-inches scar running from his eye to his mouth. Will the scar be stretched that when he reached adulthood his scar still runs from his eye to his mouth? I remember reading ...
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Is ASEA supplement useful against scars or it is a fake product?

3 months ago I obtained normotrophic scar on my face in place of eyelid. All this time I was looking for remedies to minimize scarring and somehow improve appearance of scar. I was advised to use ...
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What causes some lacerations to form hypertrophic scars?

What feature of a skin injury (for example, depth of laceration?) determines whether scars will form as hypertrophic or not? For this question, I am differentiating hypertrophic from keloids, which ...
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What is the name of this medical item?

The photo shows some kind of sheath, that's used in a hospital context in the UK, to reshape scar tissue and other outcomes of traumatic injury. The product is made of two layers - an elasticated ...
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What is the optimum application of petroleum jelly on a wound to help minimize scarring?

Looking at different sites online, I am having difficulty finding a clear, consistent information on the use of petroleum jelly to promote healing and minimize scarring. What criteria should be ...
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How to prevent and minimize whitening (albication) of the scar on face?

Normotrophic scar (about 1 cm long) was formed on my face (lower eyelid). Typically, with time scars tend to turn white. That probably indicates that scar tissue formation is finished. Then this ...
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What is the most potent method of scar resurfacing?

For now, there are different methods of scar resurfacing: Laser Fraxel Radio Frequency therapy CO2-Laser Microneedling with/without PRP Nd:YAG laser Dermabrasion/Microdermabrasion Maybe some others?...
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What vitamins are useful for restoring the skin after an injury?

I was injured 4 weeks ago. After the removal of the stitches, either an atrophic or a normotrophic scar (about 1 cm long) was formed on my face. I would like to contribute to the skin and constitution ...
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Which type of protein supplement is better suited to promote skin healing?

Typically, protein is used as a sport nutrition for muscle growth. But I need it for another reason. I was injured (lacerated skin wound). Physicians sometimes recommend to consume protein to promote ...
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Mederma or Contractubex. What is better for still forming normotrophic scars?

Mederma and Contractubex have similar composition. Mederma's ingredients according to Tabletwise: Allium Cepa Topical (onion) Allantoin Topical Purified Water Topical Xanthan Gum Topical ...
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Silicone gel “Strataderm” or plant extracts cream “Cicatrix” effect against scars?

The question is about remedies to minimize scarring. Mostly, two medicines are advised, these being the silicone gel “Strataderm” and a cream with extracts of Centella Asiatica and Pine (pinus ...
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Does it make sense to apply bio-oil products such as vitamin E (oil), Aloe vera, etc. on the scar to minimize scarring?

I have 1-month old scar on my face. Now I am using silicone gel against scars. On the internet I found that in such cases, it will also be useful to apply such products as vitamin E (liquid form), ...
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During Caesarean section: What is the name of the instrument in which the scar is burned to close it?

This is my first question in this community and I'm not sure if this question belongs here, but I hope you can help me anyway, because it's very important. An acquaintance of mine had had a caesarean ...
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Does vitamin E in liquid oil form help to fade scars?

It is often recommended by dermatologists and self-healing people to promote scars to fade away. Vitamin E in oil form should be rubbed in on scars by massaging movements twice daily. There may be ...
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What vitamins or dietary supplements for internal taking are useful for injured skin?

I was injured 2 months ago. After the removal of the stitches a normotrophic scar (about 1 cm long) is forming on my face. I would like to indirectly contribute to the skin and my constitution for ...
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Is simultaneous use of silicone gel and plaster against scar reasonable?

Some plastic surgeons say that attaching silicone plaster on top of the silicone gel is more effective against scar. Some surgeons say that it is useless. What is the truth?
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Piercing ear for the second time

Are there any risks to re-piercing the ear on the same spot as a healed previous piercing? What about on cartilage?
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Can silicone plaster “Mepiform” be used for the atrophic scars?

Can silicone plaster "Mepiform" (that is typically used for prevention of excessive formation of scars) be used for the specific type of scars - atrophic scars?
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What works better in minimizing scars? Silicone plasters or silicone gels?

Are silicone plasters or silicone gels more effective for minimizing scarring and optimal healing of a one month-old scar?
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What are the differences between Mepiform and Mepiderm silicone plasters/tapes?

What is the difference between silicone plasters/strips Mepiform and Mepiderm. What is better to use for a scar that is 1 month old? I want to use a silicone tape (for prevention of excessive ...
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What are the differences between Stratamed and Strataderm gels?

Recently some man had injured my eyes and eyelid skin. My lower eyelid skin was ripped. Lacrimal channel was ripped as well. In the hospital, my wound on the inferior eyelid was stitched. A week ago ...
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Recommendations for correct healing of a skin wound after removal of stitches?

Recently some man had injured my eyes and eyelid skin. My lower eyelid skin was ripped. Lacrimal channel was ripped as well. In the hospital, my wound on the inferior eyelid was stitched. Soon the ...
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Is there any cure for keloids?

A keloidal scar is a fibrous tissue that occurs when skin is injured and forms over the wound to repair and protect the injury. Till now, there is no complete cure except for plastic surgery. But ...
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Can semi-occlusive dressings be used to remove scars?

Semi-occlusive dressings can be used to regenerate fingertips including fingerprints and sensitivity. Could one just cut a scar (a surgery scar for example) out and use a semi-occlusive dressing to ...
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Branch of medicine that falls under scar removal

I had chicken pox when I was ten and I have a deep scar in my forehead due to it. I am now 25 and I will like to remove this scar if possible. I am wondering, what branch of medicine will this fall ...
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Effect of Blood donation needles on skin

I have donated my blood 3 times now...all three times at different hospitals. The first time, a very fine needle was used...almost similar to the one usually used in injection or to draw blood for ...
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How long will it take for pink skin after the falling of the scab to return to normal colouration?

About two weeks ago, I had a (minor) accident which thankfully did not result in any major damage to my bones or my joints, but which did leave me with a rather large wound near and below my elbow. It ...
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Does aloe vera fade acne scars?

Can aloe vera gel make scars from acne fade? If so, how is it used for this purpose?
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Laser treatment & beard

Will my beard grow if I do a laser treatment for acne scar ? If no, which solutions should I consider if I want to have a beard and no acne scar?
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What causes “stretch marks” in skin?

I'm 15, which is young, but I've noticed I have horizontal stretch marks on the back of my legs and arms. They just started popping up. On the Mayo Clinic site, they are defined: Stretch marks (...
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Will my hair grow back?

I have three cysts in my scalp and they cause me headaches. I plan to remove them however, I'm afraid about not having my hair grow back. How likely is it that I might have permanent bald spots as a ...
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To what extent can modern medicine heal this scarring? [closed]

Here is some rather extensive scarring on the forearm from 15 years ago. Can it be healed by modern medicine (even if it is expensive), and to what extent? What methods are there to deal with it (...
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Had a skin biopsy of a suspicious mole (10 stitches) — how to prevent ugly scar-tissue from forming? Make scar less noticeable?

Recently, I had a suspicious mole removed (skin biopsy) to be tested for melanoma (I've had a few of this nature), but this one was quite deep and large, and required 10 stitches. How to prevent a big ...