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cocoa butter vs vitamin e for scars

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Cocoa butter: It may need revision rather than cocoa butter.
Dr. Carmen Kavali
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Facial scar : Massage is helpful for most scars, to soften them. Using cocoa butter or vitamin E can help moisturize the scar. Neither will help remove a scar tho ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible: There is no proven scar healer out there that I am aware of, keeping the area clean and soft should help with decreasing the amount of scar build up. ... Read More
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A 114-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Soap and water: Washing your face twice a day would be the best thing, followed by a simple benzoyl peroxide wash.
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Benzoyl peroxide: has an excellent tract record and is available in washes as well as creams and gels. Use a gentle skin cleanser for washing and a non-comedogenic mois ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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PUPPP: The itching associated with pruritic uricarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (puppp) may worsen immediately after delivery, but generally resolves ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
See : See your doctor and ask for a prescription for hydroquinone. There are different strengths. Maybe start out with a lower percent and work your way up ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Leave it: Scar on your face ......gives you a macho outlook.......attracts opposite sex ( like tattoo)
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Massage with oil.: Oral vitamin E is not harmful (except in high doses), but massage with the vitamin E oil (or any oil) is likely more helpful than taking it orally. Ul ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scars & vit E?: With use of vitamin E for scarring, I follow the adage, "it couldn't hurt". But the science is not really behind its effectiveness. Maybe it is the ru ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Massage is Good: The skin is a great barrier, and most oils cannot penetrate to the living cells. The massaging action of application does help. Vaseline works well to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of vitamin e and so i generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It ... Read More

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