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Removal of scar due to an accident - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   H
Doctor :   I am Dr. xxxxx
User :   hello doctor!
Doctor :   Hai
User :   I had an accident on 31st dec 2009.
Doctor :   How can i help you?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   a car accident
Doctor :   Sorry to hear that
Doctor :   ok
User :   i got a minor injury under my chin.
Doctor :   OK
User :   That time the doctor who saw me just cleaned it up
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was it a cut or an abrasion?
User :   cut
Doctor :   i mean the depth of the wound
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was it sutured?
User :   no
Doctor :   So probably not that deep..
User :   it was a little deep
Doctor :   ok
User :   you could say it was a abrasion.
User :   i showed it to a plastic surgeon
Doctor :   An abrasion is an superficial wound only
User :   the scar that had formed
Doctor :   ok
User :   the scar is a thumb size scar
Doctor :   ok
User :   he told me to use kelocote gel
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have been using it for 2 months now.
User :   their has been some improvement.
Doctor :   ok
User :   but what should i dop to completely remove it.
Doctor :   What did your doctor,plastic surgeon say?
User :   i havent seen him as yet
Doctor :   kelo cote is a silicone gel used for scar treatment
User :   but he told me we need to do surgery to remove it
Doctor :   ok
User :   but their will be lines.
User :   might be lines
Doctor :   kelo cote wont cure all the scars
User :   but tell me something when i didnt get stitched.. and the wound formed a scar
Doctor :   for proper correction you might need a surgery
Doctor :   i mean plastic surgery
User :   now when the wound will heal shouldnt my new skin come out reomving the dead skin of the scar
Doctor :   Yeah
Doctor :   Wound always heals by scar
Doctor :   Even if it is a small one a
Doctor :   But dont worry
Doctor :   or large one
User :   but which method do you thing is the safest way to remove it.
Doctor :   These days there are so many ways to remove them fully
User :   like?
Doctor :   First we start with some ointments and gels for initial correction
User :   my father was saying wait till a year is passed. then we will get a skin grafting done.
Doctor :   and for the final treatment part the surgery helps
Doctor :   like gafting
Doctor :   grafting
User :   is he right?
User :   yes
User :   grafting.
Doctor :   yes
User :   could you please suggest me a way?
User :   a road to follow to remove the scar?
Doctor :   Nowadays the surgical treatment gives you a fully new skin
User :   please?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   First please understand that this is a very simple problem
User :   ok.
Doctor :   For which sp many treatments are available
Doctor :   like ointments ,surgery grafting etc
User :   actually its just that ever since the scar i am not confident in public.
Doctor :   The type of treatment for you depends on your scar and pigmentation
Doctor :   ok
User :   the redness is gone since a couple of days
Doctor :   Do not worry at all
Doctor :   ok
User :   the scar is like pinkish.
Doctor :   Todays laser tretment for pigmentation gives excellent results
User :   so what do you recommend?
User :   should i wait for another 6 months
Doctor :   i recommend
Doctor :   ointments first
Doctor :   and still the scar remains surgery will do the rest
User :   ok but which 1?
Doctor :   sugeries are day care one only
User :   sorry?
Doctor :   u can go home after some hours from hosp
Doctor :   continue kelo cote
User :   ok
Doctor :   and later you get back to ur plastic surgeon for the final treatment
Doctor :   ok
User :   but that surgeon didnt had much options for the treatment.
User :   could you recommend me a good surgeon. please.
Doctor :   ok
User :   its just that i wasnt very satisfied with his confidence on removal of the scar
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i understood you
Doctor :   i know your difficulty
User :   But tell me something do you really think that the scat can be removed completely.
Doctor :   but donot worry at all
User :   ok.
Doctor :   yes sure
User :   ok.
User :   so which doctor do you think has been successful in doing so.
Doctor :   There are laser treatments available now
Doctor :   for 100% cure
User :   ok.
Doctor :   ok
User :   but what about grafting.
User :   is it safe
Doctor :   wait i will send you now
User :   or laser treatment is better.
User :   ok
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M.S, M.Ch, Cosmetic Surgeon.
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Doctor :   laser is good
Doctor :   And depends on the experience of the surgeon
Doctor :   It is abit costly ,thats all
User :   yeah so dr surender has got good experience according to you.
User :   how much does it cost..
User :   ?
User :   approximately
Doctor :   close to 0000
Doctor :   and also depends on the size of your scar
User :   its a size of a thumb
Doctor :   ok
User :   but does it have any side effects
Doctor :   i said the maximum amount
Doctor :   it will go down only for your case
Doctor :   No side effects
User :   k..
User :   and what about grafting..
Doctor :   ok
User :   do you recommend that.
Doctor :   Grafting is usually done for larger scars and nonhealing wounds
User :   coz i will tell my father about it..
User :   ok
User :   but grafting is also safe.
Doctor :   But your treatment depends on your scar and its examination by a surgeon
Doctor :   grafting is safe
User :   can you send me a photo on which i can see before and after laser treatment
Doctor :   but it takes time to heal
User :   ok. how much
User :   ?
User :   time?
Doctor :   1 week
User :   ok. then it will get back to normal as before.
User :   right?
Doctor :   YES
Doctor :   definitely
User :   and i dont need to do anyhting later.
User :   right?
Doctor :   yes
User :   thank god..
User :   you just saved my life.
Doctor :   You will get back your old skin
Doctor :   ok
User :   i was going in a depression
User :   thanyou
Doctor :   Anything else you want to ask?
User :   no.
Doctor :   Dont worry
Doctor :   OK
User :   k
User :   bye
Doctor :   BYE
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