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Fremont, CA
A 37-year-old male asked:

Please share an interesting fact about dealing with scarring.

17 doctor answers26 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Ignore: Co2 fractional ablation works great on acne scarring.
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Ignore: Sunscreen will help guard against sun exposure, which can cause a scar to become more noticeable.
Dr. David Lipson
51 years experience
For: For a recent scar that's red & thick, don't bother with costly cream. Just apply paper tape at nite.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Ignore: Smoking can cause issues with wound healing and lead to more scarring.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Keeping the wound covered and moist helps reduce the appearance of scars.
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Ignore: Avoid sun exposure after a skin injury or cut to minimize risk of scarring.
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Ignore: If these are bothersome to you, talk to your dermatologist about options for removal.
Dr. Moji Ariyo
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Ignore: Avoid peeling the scab off a wound prematurely to prevent unsightly scarring from developing.
Dr. Larry Eastburn
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Ignore: After a surgery or injury, keep the wound and scarring tissue out of the sun. Use sunscreen always.
Dr. Heather Pickett
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Injecting local anesthesia in scar followed by electroacupuncture can reduce scar pain/size markedly.
Dr. Jenny Chapman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Vitamin E oil is helpful in reducing scarring. I recommend massaging into healed wound 3 times/day.
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 13 years experience
Ignore: Avoid sun exposure, wear sunscreen, massage the scar gently on a regular basis.
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Apply sunblock to scars no matter what season for the first year.
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Ignore: Studies show silicone gel is very effective at reducing the appearance of hypertrophic scars.
Dr. Claudwardyne Thevenin
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Vitamin E and the scar. Avoiding The Sun.
Dr. Jennifer Schneider
General Practice 11 years experience
Ignore: Vitamin e oils and shea butter help diminish the appearance of scarring.
Dr. Randa Foda
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Don’t put anything on your skin that’s not safe enough to do ingest.

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Ignore: Let your skin heal. Be patient. Abstain from self treating or scratching healing wounds.

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