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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Vitamin E: Is available in many OTC ointments etc but the best way to use this is buy some Vit E capsules and pierce them with a small pin and squeeze the Vitami... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not much: Really helps cream wise. You could try mederma but i don't give it high hopes.
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Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Scar revisions: The appearance of scars can be improved by excising the old one out and replacing it with a better, more discrete one or by resurfacing with use of a ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Many treatments: There are many treatments because none work well. A scar is a tear in the fabric of your skin with exuberant healing tissue laving a very visible defe... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottl... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cullington
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes : Minor pigment changes and drying agents and sometimes topical steroids have all helped different scarring problems of acne.
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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
Most : Most otc scar creams aren't effective. It depends on the location and type of scar. Options might include laser treatment, kenalog (triamcinolone) i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Many options : There is no one best scar treatment and quite often it requires a variety of interventions. Silicone scar gels or creams with sunblock are the most co... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Avoid sunlight.: Use zinc oxide to protect the scar from sunlight which will cause it to darken. Vit E capsules open and spread the liquid on the scar 2X/day for 3-4 m... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No: Mederma does little or nothing for scars. Look for silicon gel, under a variety of brands. Also, when you can, consider seeking care from a plastic su... Read More

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