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New Scar

I recently had what I believe to be a herpes outbreak on my chin.  I used Abreva and it dried up.  The scab fell off but there seems to be some scarring and bumps left over.  Will this go away on its own?  I bought a tube of Mederma cream to put on it but I dont know if thats a good idea or not.  Thanks.
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Hello,
The lesion that you have described sounds like a scar with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The treatment for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation includes various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment.Apply hydroquinone cream on this scar and it should go away in a few days to months.If it still persists then you can go in for laser treatment, Chemical peeling or microdermabrasion. Avoid picking, harsh scrubbing, and abrasive treatments unless prescribed by a dermatologist during this period.

I hope that helps.Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.


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Hey all.
it's been 9 days since i had Co2 laser fulguration of flat hpv warts on my penis,
as it looks one must have been deep rooted as it looks like a quarter inch round and deep...
instuctions are to use Triple Antibiotic Ointment on all, two time a day...
it really looks like the larger one will heal with a great scar, this i am not happy about...

HELP what to use to reduce the scar as much as possible.
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