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What can be used to make scars prettier?

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Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Pretty scars?: There are scar gels and tapes applied to the scar to make it softer and less visible.
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Time: The appearance of scars improves with time. Preparations like Mederma may hasten this process as well as silicone sheeting. When the scar is mature it may be improved with surgical scar revision, but scars can only be improved, not removed.
Last updated Feb 18, 2015

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