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can salicylic acid on a scar help reduce the scarring?

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Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
Plastic Surgery 54 years experience
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.
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Facial Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Unlikely: Salicylic acid does not have properties that affect fibroblasts, the cells responsible for scarring.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
No: It is treatment for warts not scars.

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