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Will coconut oil reduce appearance of surgical scars?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 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.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Healing scars: 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 change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Does coconut oil heal surgical scars?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 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 your money--coconut oil won't help.
Last updated Dec 31, 2019


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