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Help! need to know if there's anything that can reduce the appearance/get rid of scars?

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Dr. John Christophel
16 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It depends: If your scars are relatively new (within 6 months), there is evidence that application of silicone sheeting or gel to the scar can help it fade. Silicone is more effective than vitamin e, aloe, etc. More recently, it has been shown that keeping a scar covered with paper tape also helps it fade. Photo is from patient who used silicone sheeting for 3 months.
Answered on Mar 24, 2014

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