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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.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottl ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably not: Bio oil will pro ably not help. Avoiding sun, mild steroid creams, retin-a, kojic acid and hydroquinone may be more beneficial but this will depend on ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Waste of money: Any lubricating oil or vaseline will be useful. Bio oil is nothing special.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, f ... Read More
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A 39-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 tea tree or bio-oil and so i generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support it ... Read More
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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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Gentle baby soap+: Gentle baby soap washing followed by a light application of witch hazel ( seabreeze ) on a cotton ball- 2-3 times daily. Let the witch hazel air dry- ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rene Perez
10 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
ONLY: mildly and only sometimes. Best wishes
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Shave dalily: I've found this reduces acne scars over time.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Acne scarring: There is no one "best" way to reduce acne scaring. The ways depend on severity and type of scarring, where the scarring is, your age, your medications ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
No: The quality of the wound care will affect how much scar will be present. If a thick noticeable scar forms it might help make it less obvious.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience Plastic Surgery
No.: It usually work on hyperkeratosis like corn.If you have scar and it is not settling after 9months or a year see a plastic surgeon for help.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Strangely: enough - not using harsh shampoos that strip the hair of normal oils can actually help if you have a lot of scalp oil production. When the scalp is r ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Castor oil will have no effect on scars that i know of.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Adjunct: Topical benzoyl peroxide is the mainstay of non-prescription acne treatment. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician -- it ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
To a degree : If a scar is largely superficial or epidermal improvements can be seen with several exfoliating methods including chemical peels and microdermabrasion ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
No: Fish oil is hydrating and may soften the skin but will not treat the scar. It may be occlusive and actually clog the pores and aggrevate the acne.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Washing with soap frequently will remove the oil and curtail the development of pimples.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical reg ... Read More

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