Scar Removal

Scar removal can be achieved by over-the-counter creams or gels, surgical removal, and steroid injections. The surgical techniques include skin grafts, excision, dermabrasion, and laser surgery.

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Can I remove my scar permanently?

Query: Hello doctor, I met with an accident one and a half years ago. I was severely injured but got cured. The problem now is the scars are raised and there is no hair growth in that area. The scar is just below my nose. What are the treatments available to remove scars completely? I have attached a pictu...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Hair will never grow back in the scarred area. So, the easiest thing would be toshave the mustache completely. If you do not want to shave, you will need to undergo a scar...  Read Full »

A scrub caused a scar in my face. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done PRP and my skin peeled so much. Unfortunately after 10 days of peeling, I used the scrub in my face. It started itching and the next day I had a brown scar in my cheek. How can I remove it?  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to have noted your concerns. In a case like yours, who had undergone PRP (platelet-rich plasma) I would recommend the following measures. Sponge the area frequently with soft tissue or towel by dabbing or directly applying mild pressure but avoid rubbing. Avoid sun exposur...  Read Full »

How to clear the scar present on my face?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a scar on my face since my childhood. Due to some infection or may be an insect bite, it grew into a pimple and I scratched it. It left a scar on my face and looks ugly.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. Your scar can be corrected with very good cosmetic results by a few options. Subcision followed by scar revision surgery or punch scar lifting surgery need to consult your nearby dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Otherw...  Read Full »

Recently, I got my chalazion surgically removed, leading to a scar for which I was given a steroid shot. How long does it take for the steroid shot to work?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a chalazion for almost a year now. It looked like a little blister with no fluid inside. It was surgically removed a month ago, but I still see a red bump. The doctor said it was scar tissue and gave me a Cortisone shot during the follow-up. However, it has been two days and...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The steroid injection usually takes seven days to show the effect. My advice: Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medicines with their consent. Start using anti-scar creams over the area. Keep your hydration level good du...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old with mild acne and severe acne scars. How to get clear skin?

Query: Hi doctor,I have mild acne and severe acne scars. My current height is 5 feet 4 inches, and I weigh 110 lbs. I am a 19-years-old, and I have combination skin. Is there anything specific I can do to help with my scarring besides regular exfoliation once a week and eating healthy?  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have seen your query and examined your image (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems you have ice-pick scars and rolling types of acne scars with lots of inflammation. There are various techniques to trea...  Read Full »

Will botox help in the healing of scars after a scar revision surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My scar revision surgery is not healing well, and it seems worse than last week. Please see the attached picture. Involuntary frowning causes lines to run through the scar, can this be causing problems? Is it worth taping my forehead, so I cannot make frown lines? Is it worth getting a bo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vikram Kumar Raja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I have seen the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like it is a very early stage following scar revision. It looks good right now. But, it will take time for the scar to get better. The following might...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment to remove accident scars on the face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hypertrophic scar on the left side of my face due to a road traffic accident from five years ago. I had undergone a scar revision surgery four years back but, no improvement was seen. So, I had a Z-plasty surgery two years back with a 40 % improvement. But, it is still visib...  Read Full »

Dr. Vikram Kumar Raja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can try fractional RF (radio-frequency) or laser resurfacing for further improvement. But do not expect complete removal of the scar. A scar once formed will remain forever. You cannot remove it completely. It can only be made less conspicuous at a visible d...  Read Full »

The scar on my lip is spoiling my smile. Do I need any surgical treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,I was hit by a leather ball two months ago, and because of that, a hard scar has formed on my lip. It spoils my smile. Swelling is also there. I am currently on Hexilak Gel. How else can I be treated?  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It takes at least one year for the scar to mature. Until then, the scar will be hard, and it undergoes various stages. The treatment is good. Kindly provide images for further care.   Read Full »

How can keratosis pilaris be cured?

Query: Hello doctor,I really have a big skin problem that has ruined my life. I have keratosis pilaris for years and as I have a tic that is to pop up the buttons of my keratosis pilaire, it relieves me when I do that but I am sick of seeing scars everywhere. I visited three dermatologists. The last one ga...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The keratosis pilaris cannot be completely cured and it will have a recurrent pattern of coming. Keratosis pilaris is a common, harmless skin condition that causes dry, rough patches and tiny bumps, usually on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks. The bumps gener...  Read Full »

I have a keloid or brown scar that does not go away with different products. Can you recommend any product?

Query: Hello doctor,I have keloid scarring or brown scars. Is there any product you can recommend? I have tried different products with no success.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It looks like a keloid. You did not mention the place. Keloids are usually seen at the site of trauma and sometimes without it. When spontaneous, the most common site is the pre-sternal area over the chest. Intralesional steroid injection...  Read Full »

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