Surgery done to improve the appearance of a scar on the skin is called scar revision surgery. Big and hypertrophic scars can make a person unable to use a joint, which can be corrected by this surgery. The surgeon might remove the scar completely, use a laser to soften the surface of the scar, or perform dermabrasion.
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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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Can hyperpigmented scar be removed?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I have a disfigured nose tip with the hyperpigmented scar as a result of a Hydroquinone reaction (Melalite 15 cream). I have undergone several treatments including dermabrasion, subcision and chemical peel. Currently, I am taking Limcee (vitamin c) tablets and co... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you already undergone all possible treatments, the last nonsurgical option, but a very good option is ND:YAG laser (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser) along with the daily night application of Clearz daily cream (Kojic acid and vitamin C) during nigh... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Will scar revision work give me a virtually invisible scar?
Query: Hi doctor,I have been bitten by a dog three months ago. I have multiple scars but the worst one is above the upper lip. Unfortunately, I went to a dermatologist recommended by family and he insisted to apply Yag Laser at 55 days post-bite. I asked if it was not too soon but he said it was harmless a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, sorry for the unfortunate events you are going through. I have seen your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The first scar was definitely a small linear one which could have been corrected by few non-interventional methods than t... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male, and I was circumcised as a baby, and I noticed years ago that all around the base of the head of my penis, there are small holes. Every few months I can squeeze a small amount of smelly white stuff, from some of these holes. Was my circumcision botched when I w... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be an infection of the head of the penis. If possible, please send me images. It does not sound serious, so nothing to worry. You need to give the pus, that is coming out from the holes, for culture and sensitivity. And you will require antibiotics accordin... Read Full »
Is there any non-surgical method in practice for releasing fibrotic contracture?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a big scar in my right thigh that has led to a contracture with little flexure on my knew joint for over ten years. I have recently underwent a corrective Z-plasty release but with only little gains in flexure, the Doctor said the contracture had develop a fibrosis that needs t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what I can see in the pictures is that you have got a massive tissue loss over your thigh and that too over such a long period that it has gone for severe contracture. Only the Z-plasty will definitely not give you enough results. As your doctor has suggested you ... Read Full »
Please suggest treatment for a scar between eyes
Query: Hi doctor, I have a new horizontal scar between my eyebrows, and this has caused a crease when I frown. The scar is not vertical, and it goes through 45% angulation. Can this be fixed? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there are two things which we can be tried. First is Botox (Botulinum toxin injection) and the second one is scar revision. Scar revision is an OPD (outpatient department) procedure in which the entire scar is excised and sutured with very fine suture, which is not v... Read Full »
Are children more susceptible to get hypertrophic scars after scar excision?
Query: Hello doctor, My son has one somewhat large scar on the right side of his neck and a small scar on the left side of his neck from a burn injury since 10 months ago. He has received three laser treatments, and it looks much, much better. My son is almost 2 years old. Our plastic surgeon would do a s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son has a post-burn hypertrophic scar over the submandibular region. Read Full »