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Mederma vs vitamin e oil for scars

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Sure.: It's more about the massage with vitamin E oil, which can be done at bedtime or after showering for about 5 minutes. Then apply the Mederma and you ha... Read More
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Dr. Ramon Angel Robles
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes : As long as no irritation to the normal skin around the scar occurs , using both will be fine. However, it does not mean that by using both the scar w... Read More
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Dr. Steven Harris
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Certainly, but why?: A pretty good study has shown them to be equivalently effective, so why use both? Save your money and just use the vitamin e.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not much: Unfortunately, most scar treatments offer only marginal improvement over doing nothing at all. The biggest problem with the area around the lips is t... Read More
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Scar revision.: If the scar is irregular, thick, or wide, no topical of any kind will be helpful, but plastic surgical scar revision under local anesthesia may give t... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
As often as you wish: Do not expect much in the way of results. If it causes inflammation, stop using it. Even dermatologists treating acne scars can only make them less co... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
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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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Don't bother with E.: Vitamin e doesn't have any benefit on scars - and many people actually get an allergic reaction & rash from it. There are much better products availa... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Never: Vitamin ee may be a good moisturizing agent but there is very little research to show it will improve scars other than the effects of massaging it in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: Vitamin e is an antioxidant that can protect against sun and free radical damage but has no demonstrated role in modifying scarring.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 38 years experience
No: Not at all. Derms agree that topical vitamin E may cause a contact dermatitis and it has no anti acne effects.
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