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How do you remove shaving scars?

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Over-the-counter creams, prescription ointments, surgical procedures and steroid injections may all be used to improve the appearance of a shaving scar. The best type of removal method depends on the type of scar.

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Keloid scars occur when the body has overhealed itself and extend past the site of the original injury. These scars can be frozen off with liquid nitrogen, surgically removed or flattened with steroid injections.

Hypertrophic scars are raised, red scars at the site of a wound. Silicone sheet treatment, ointments and steroid injections are all effective at flattening and lightening the scar. Time generally improves the appearance of any scar so that it is less noticeable.

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