You're here: Home > Message Boards > Skin Care, Anti-Aging, Skin Conditions > Skin Conditions (Acne, Stretch Marks, Cancer, Veins)

Plastic Surgery, Beauty, Skin Care Message Boards & Blogs

Our message boards are for all of us who want to talk, listen, share, and support fellow women and men interested in discussing plastic surgery, beauty treatments, pregnancy, gynecological concerns, aging, and various health conditions. You can read messages without logging in. To post a message, please log in or register. It's free...and being a member gives you access to important information. By using the Message Boards, you agree to the Message Boards Policies.

SUBSCRIBE: Sign up to get newsletter with weekly popular topics discussed on the boards  

very long-lasting redness after excision

Acne, Stretch Marks, Rosacea, Varicose & Spider Veins, other skin conditions

very long-lasting redness after excision

Postby backtogood » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:57 pm

not sure if this is the right forum, if not maybe point me in the right direction? this problem has been bothering me for a while. i had an excision of a dermatofibroma done from my forehead back in november 2009. the scar itself healed nicely enough, a small horizontal cut across my forehead. but the area around it, about the size of a thumb's nail, refuses to return to normal. for the first 4 weeks or so the skin was red and inflamed, with little white flakes of skin coming off. since then, now 9 months post-surgery, the area is still very reddish-pink and a little scaly. i've never heard of or seen redness last this long after a surgery - is it possible that it's permanent?
a dermatologist prescribed desonide steroid cream, but said to avoid longterm use because of potential side effects. i used it and it had great effect, seeming to return the skin to normal, but unfortunately only temporarily. when i stopped using the cream the red color returned.
the doctor said it might be lingering blood vessels, and that it might help to have laser therapy like v beam. are there any other options, like SAFE (non-steroidal) topical creams, etc, that might help to finally clear this redness?

thank you so much.
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:50 pm

Re: very long-lasting redness after excision

Postby kelly.j » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:13 pm

Hey backtogood,

I hope you were able to find something was helpful :cry: I know its been a while, I know a few creams and gels that will definitly help with the redness though :mrgreen:

Kelo-cote: helps flatten, soften, smooth, and reduce all types of scars. It also helps reduce the color of the scar and eliminate erythema (redness surrounding the wound). Click here>> http://bit.ly/cWajKY

Scar Esthetique: Contains more ingredients that promote scar healing and scar reduction than any other scar cream on the market. It helps reduce the appearance, size, height, thickness, and color of scars for all skin types and color. Click here>> http://bit.ly/aFFJfh

I really think these will work out for you! TAKE CARE :mrgreen:
Make Me Heal
Tel: (866) 363-4325
Email: http://www.makemeheal.com/contactus
Like us on Facebook!

Laughter is the best medicine!
User avatar
Posts: 475
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:34 pm

Return to Skin Conditions (Acne, Stretch Marks, Cancer, Veins)


Featured Specialists