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Jojoba oil for scars

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
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

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Probably.: While there are topical products specifically designed for use on scars to minimize them, there are no well-designed clinical studies to show that the... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It won't work: It's a health fraud. It won't touch scars. It won't remove freckles. If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring you... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George R Valentini
Plastic Surgery 52 years experience
Yes, very effective: I have found bio oil to be very effective in improving the appearance of scars after surgery. It has to be applied twice daily on a regular basis in a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No: Castor oil will have no effect on scars that i know of.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No clear difference: Several topical products claim to benefit scars. Onion extract gel and petrolatum (vaseline and aquaphor) may have a small beneficial effect and are e... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See doctor: There are some products with aha or glycolic acids that help with your problems, but you nedd to see doctor/dermatologist to get proper eval because t... Read More

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