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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
We don't know: While Mederma is especially formulated for scars, it really hasn't been compared to other products in well-designed controlled studies. In my opinion, ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
C-section scar: Best to see your OB/GYN to ask or see a term/Plastics to advise. I see no reason not to but you should always have a treating docs approval.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Will not help keloid: Keloid is very hard to treat and needs the expertise of the dermatologist. Unlikely the above treatments will fix keloid
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Can try these: Mederma and vit e gel caps used as topical treatments can potentially help decrease scarring. Both are available over-the-counter.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent, but they improve with time. Pressure treatment, silicone sheeting and steroid injection may hasten their maturation. Don't waste ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Scar Healing: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Not documented: There are some spurious reports that vitamin e cream could reduce surgical scars. I'm not familiar with any attribution to coconut oil. You should kee ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Not likely: There are many causes of hyperpigmentation for systemic disease to sun damage. Treatment for the hyperpigmentation depends upon its cause. I am not ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticability. Use a cream called mederma to reduce the appearance of scars.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not much help: Not much help but no harm either.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Myths: Nope. Not in any way.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Lactic Acid: Amlactin contains 12% Lactic Acid and is much more therapeutic for keratosis pilaris compared to coconut oil.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Skin care: Olive Oil can be used to clean & moisturize skin. Grapeseed oil has been used for treatment of acne, psoriasis, cleansing &moisturizing skin ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not aware: I am not aware of this making it better and it could make it worse.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Skin care.: Olive Oil can be used to clean & moisturize skin. Grapeseed oil has been used for treatment of acne, psoriasis, cleansing &moisturizing skin ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
None: Although a moisturizer may make the skin look more shiny and smooth, none of these reduces stretch marks or wrinkles.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
You can: You can but see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO: Not good for acne or anything else.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Skin care: Olive Oil can be used to clean & moisturize skin. Grapeseed oil has been used for treatment of acne, psoriasis, cleansing &moisturizing skin ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Bio oil may help with improving scars but the studies that have been done are very small trials involving 20 -25 patients. The results are variable. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pyfer
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Neither: Certain oils or petroleum ointment applied to base of lashes will smother the microscopic mites called demodex which live in the hair follicles. Over ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Coconut oil is better for moisturizing dry scalps but not so good for acne!
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
None for cooking: None of these oils are healthy to cook with! most corn & canola oil is genetically modified so i would avoid if not organic. Sunflower is healthy raw. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Prob not effective: I have not heard of this as being an effective treatment but you can always try your own experiment using traditional treatments as recommended on on ... Read More

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