A member asked:

Will aloe vera foster the regeneration of facial skin? can i put aloe vera on previously wounded area?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Aloe vera contains: plant sterols, and works well on inflamed skin from burns, sunburn, laser to reduce heat. So depends what you mean by regeneration of facial tissue? It is helpful at rehydrating skin that = needs cooling after being in the sun or laser.It doesn't per se regenerate skin, as the turnover of skin is about 7 days, and it's occurring from below.The keratin layer on top doesn't rejuvenate from aloe use.

Answered 10/31/2014



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