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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
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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A male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Leave it: Scar on your face ......gives you a macho outlook.......attracts opposite sex ( like tattoo)
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
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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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Plan. : No, this is not contagious now. Yes, you can use Vitamin E and Menderma and cortisone 10 to slowly reduce redness. But it takes few weeks up to mon ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Vitamin E (tocopherol) is a fat-soluable nutrient and antioxidant. It is naturally oily which is what makes it fat-soluable. Thus, yes Vit E oil can ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends how you use : I'm guessing you're asking about topical application of all of those things. First i would consider making sure that you're taking some supplements in ... Read More
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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 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 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
18 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Most of the people putlots of different things in the acne eruptions and actually that que be harmful because this compouns may be contamined with dir ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Vit e oil can go rancid.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No better or worse: When it comes to multivitamins & mineral supplements, you don't need fancy labels & brands. Yes, there are claims re solubility etc but bottom ... Read More
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar Treatment: Of anything topically applied to scars to improve their appearance, nothing has been proven to work or work as well as topical silicone gel. Silicone ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure: The only distinction I am aware of is the difference between dl-alpha tocopherol and d-alpha-tocopherol. I always remeber the best one this way dl = ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience Integrative Medicine
Get new: It's not that expensive, and any oil can become rancid over time. Best to get fresh.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: not reliably .
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Vit E: Topical oils can help reduce stretch marks.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No difference: Oily face makes NO difference in the absorption of Vitamin E. So do not worry about that .
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not fine: Every single one of these is a waste of money. Some con-man is stealing your money. There is NO BENEFIT from any of them.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Cocoa butter: It may need revision rather than cocoa butter.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Wong
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Vit E and scar: Vitamin e has been effective for stopping the inflammatory trigger for fibroblast collagen production. This can be helpful to reduce the bulk of thic ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Not in my experience we usually use it for scar management.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fish Oil: Fish oil does not need to be converted in the body to obtain the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids but flax seed does so fish oil would be the better sup ... Read More
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