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I was wondering what options I had to help minimize my

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Hello. I was wondering...

Hello. I was wondering what options I had to help minimize my scarring for a third degree bien. Burn

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

None.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have had a surgery in the past to help the movement on my arm, but the skin is getting hard again.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?

For about 18 years now.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

The options are wound care and surgical intervention.

Have you seen a wound specialist?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No I have not. I have seen a plastic surgeon and dermatologists.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

Then you have seen the correct doctors for minimization of scarring.

Is this an old wound?

How has it been treated?

What is the situation?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It is an old scar. I have had it for over 15 years. I have done one surgery because the skin was not stretching and causing movement issues with my shoulder.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

What did the current plastic surgeon tell you?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Here are some pictures. The z scarring was made from the surgery. Laser, but I am not quite sure what type. He never specified. I tried going to health spa but nobody treats these types of scars. I am also having issues with my sling not stretching again. I just want to not worry about this anymore.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

Laser can improve it about 50% would be my educated guess.

It is an old fixed scar.

It does not look amenable to surgical revision [too difuse].

I agree that laser is the best option.

A spa is not going to help.

Thinks you put on the skin can make it lighter, but pigmentation does not appear to be the problem.

Go back to the plastic surgeon.

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