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Old scar still be there after it heals or will ur skin be new again?

  1. Jun 14, 2004 #1
    say u fall off ur bike or something, and cut ur arm, and while the cut is healing, u keep picking the scabs, and thus leaving a scar

    ok after the scar is there,

    say u fall down off your bike again, and on the same spot where this scar is, and this time u dont pick the scabs, will the old scar still be there after it heals or will ur skin be new again?
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2004 #2

    Monique

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    Depends, I'm not sure. But there are certain products that help the healing of the skin and prevent scarring. Mederma supposedly has a proven formulation, it must contain some growth factors to promote healthy skin growth.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2004 #3

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    IF the new injury completely removes all scar tissue, then you would have a chance of healing with no (or little) scarring- that's essentially what plastic surgeons do. However, if the original scar was at all noticeable, I suspect that the new wound would be have to be large enough that you would need medical attention (stitches) so that the new wound would not leave a scar.

    I do hope that you are not planning a bicycle "accident" in hopes of removing a scar- sounds a little to much like "do-it-yourself surgery" for me.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2004 #4
    haha nooooo, i just have a small scar about the size of a marbel on my left arm, near my forearm...and i hate it, so.....i'll probably just slowly cut myself or something lol...im weird
     
  6. Jun 14, 2004 #5
    "i'll probably just slowly cut myself or something"

    oh, much better...
     
  7. Jun 14, 2004 #6
    Amputation would be the better path.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2004 #7

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    There's no guarantee you won't get a scar without picking at the scab. I think the whole scab-picking will give you a scar is just an old wive's tale type thing. However, picking at the scab increases the likelihood you'll get bacteria under the protective covering of the scab and get an infection, which usually does leave a scar, or a bigger scar anyway.

    Does anyone know if there's a relationship between age and being prone to scarring? When I was a kid, I used to get into all sorts of scrapes, and never had scars from it. Now that I'm older (I refuse to say how much older), if I so much as scratch a mosquito bite, I get a scar.

    Decibel, cutting yourself sounds like a really bad idea! If it bothers you that much, just hang on until you can afford plastic surgery and have a professional handle it!
     
  9. Jun 19, 2004 #8

    Monique

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    awh, common, we won't tell anyone! :wink: :biggrin:

    Children definately are better at regenerating tissues, whether this lies in the plasticity of tissues or actually the number of stem cells that are able to migrate towards sites of injury is something of great interest.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2004 #9

    loseyourname

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    What are you guys like 25? Monique doesn't look a day over 20.
     
  11. Jun 19, 2004 #10

    Monique

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    :grumpy:

    in two months time I'll be a year older than you
     
  12. Jun 19, 2004 #11

    loseyourname

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    Correction - you'll be three months older than me.
     
  13. Jun 19, 2004 #12

    Monique

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    I already am, ain't I :wink:
     
  14. Jun 19, 2004 #13

    BobG

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    Scars - the pain only lasts a little while, but the memories live forever.

    The scar on my finger where I stuck my hand in the lawn mower and sliced it lengthwise to the bone ( I look at that and think, "My, that could have been much worse")

    The two scars between my fingers where I hung from a 8' chain link fence. (That couldn't have been much worse - that was no fun at all.)

    The little circle between my eyes where I charged the hill and ran into the barrel of a friend's air gun. (That could have been much worse, too)

    The scar above my lip from the ice cube fight in the back yard. (It was still fun)
     
  15. Jun 20, 2004 #14

    Moonbear

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    Yeah, sure, that's the ticket. I'll go with that number..LOL! I'm at that wonderful age where I'm still young enough to do the wild stuff and old enough to know better.
     
  16. Jun 20, 2004 #15
    What about scars from picking at spots??
     
  17. Jul 4, 2004 #16
    theres no way to get rid of a scar is there?...i'v read about products that REDUCE scar appeareance but havent found anything about removal
     
  18. Jul 4, 2004 #17

    Monique

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    Plastic surgery removes scars only. You can try the products that reduce the appearance, ask at a pharmacy for the best product.
     
  19. Jul 4, 2004 #18

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    Calling scar-removal processes "surgery" is a little midleading. Laser procedures and dermabrasions and such sting a little, but they are non-invasive.
     
  20. Jul 4, 2004 #19
    Question : True or False?

    The bigger the wound/cut is and the longer it takes to heal, the greater the chance there will be a scar.
     
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