- Q How do I treat minor cuts and scratches on my skin?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyYou can treat minor cuts and scrapes yourself by following a few simple steps: Wash your hands and the cut with mild soap and rinse well. Apply pressure to the cut with a clean cloth to stop the bleeding. Apply antibacterial ointment and a... Full Answer
- Q Should I have surgery to remove scar tissue from my implant?
Dr. Stuart Linder, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryScar tissue around an implant should be removed for pain or severe disfigurement. An open capsulectomy procedure removes the scar tissue directly around the implant while an open capsulotomy releases the hardened tissue. Only Board Certified Plastic... Full Answer
- Q How long does it take before scar tissue disappears?
Dr. Stuart Linder, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryIt may take up to 18 months for the final scar tissue to disappear. As a result, it is important to avoid ultraviolet light for up to a year if possible. The maturation process of scar formation includes re-epithelialization, collagen formation, and... Full Answer
- Q Is the Fraxel laser procedure a safe option for acne scars?
Dr. Joseph Ajaka, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryFraxel Laser is one of the many types of Fractionated Lasers available on the market today. Although the Fraxel was the first Fractional Laser created, they all work on the same principal. As the name suggests, it removes a fraction of your skin to cause... Full Answer