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does vitamin e oil help heal scars

A 55-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

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A 26-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 44-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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Helps soften: Topical vitamin e is one thing that will help soften scars and help them be less noticable.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Vit E: Topical oils can help reduce stretch marks.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly but...: Vitamin e cream is a common home remedy for scars but there is little evidence it works; still many people have found it helps- applying oil from natu ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No.: It may soften skin, but it will not remove the scars. Sorry!
A 56-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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Scars are healed: A scar is one possible result of the healing process. Once there and there usually will be at least some scar. Coconut oil is one thing that can be ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Austen
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: There is not good evidence for this. Good nutrition should give you all the vit e you need.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
I doubt it.: There is no credible evidence that i'm aware of that vitamin E decreases scars or stretch marks; one study concluded that it actually made scars worse ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Vit e: I do not think there is any evidence that vitamin E oil will help acne prone skin. You can also be allergic to it, and then it will cause an itchy red ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Vitamin E: oil can be applied to the skin to help fade scars. It's worth a try. You can get a bottle of it at the drug store. Peace and good health.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Stretch marks: Apply vit e topically and/or any topical moisturizer to prevent worsening and help stretch marks repair.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it can: Being a fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin e can go rancid.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The oiliness will make them slightly less visible while it stays on your skin. I'm really sorry that your acne didn't get treated when it should have ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Vitamin e oil: Vitamin e may be beneficial when taken internally but it does not particularly benefit the skin. Some people use it to improve scars, but experiments ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
No: No it won't.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
No: There is no evidence that vit. E can cure acne because acne is infection.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Oral Treatment: Oral tocopherol or tocotrienol may reduce inflammation associated with sunburn. Higher doses of oral lysine may reduce a herpes simplex lip outbreak ... Read More
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