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Surgical scars A brief know-how

About

Often surgical procedures leave behind nasty looking scars and marks on the body, which may need to be removed for cosmetic purposes.
Its a hoax that scars turn lighter in due course and fade away - infected wounds, hypertrophic scars are some examples of scars which persist without any special treatment. 

-- Usually self-diagnosable
-- Isnt contagious - doesnt spread easily
-- Lab tests or imaging rarely required
-- Medium to long-term - may take years for scars to fade

Surgeries often beget scars which take a long time to fade. Scars vary in appearance, some may have a pitted appearance, others can be visible as stretched skin.

Ages affected - Between 0 and 25: Less often; Between 25 and 55: Predominant; 55 and above: More often

Symptoms

People may experience:
Effect on the skin - may disfigure skin, itches, rashes
Also common - Anxiety due to spoiled appearance of oneself

Treatments

Self-care:
Ointments and skin creams such as Mederma and Bio Oil are hugely popular in making scars less noticeable and fading them away.

Medications:
Following are some techniques recommended by doctors to improve the appearance of skin affected by scars:
1) Dermabrasion
2) Treatments such as Vitamin E or cocoa butter cream
3) Prescription creams, or gels

Specialists:
We suggest patients to consult dermatologists and surgeons on the mfine (www.mfine.co) platform for great advice and treatment. Come onboard for a holistic treatment package.

Dermatologist

Dr. Girish Panth

Dr. Girish Panth

MD- Dermatology

33+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. D. Indira

Dr. D. Indira

MD, DVL - Dermatology (PGIMER, Chandigarh)

25+ years exp

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Aster Prime Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

MD - Dermatology

25+ years exp

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North Bangalore Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

MRCGP (UK), M.B.B.S, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine

24+ years exp

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Primecare Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

MS Gen.Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCS (Ireland), MRCGP, DFFP, MCh Plastic Surge...

21+ years exp

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KIMS Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

MD - DVL,

17+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

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