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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for mederma scar gel to dry up and flake off of my face after i apply it?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Handler
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: You can just apply it thinner and rub it in a little better. Or, you can switch to something that works better, like scarguard.
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Dr. Steven Harris
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Yes, that is why i recommend massage with cocoa butter, instead. It has been shown to be equally effective.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
No magic 2 Mederma: There is no magic to mederma. Most of my patients find it highly inconvenient to apply this cream 4 times a day as suggested. Silicone gels have better data verifying their effectiveness. The active ingredient in Mederma is allium cepa (onion bulb extract).
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Last updated Nov 29, 2020

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