A 18-year-old female asked:
I've got a really small burn from hot wax. it's starting to scrunch up & scab over. what can i put on it to prevent scarring and speed up the healing?
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Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Scar treatment: You didn't mention where on your body this scar is located. Use a little neosporin on it while it has a scab. Once there is no more scab, use a good sunscreen if it's in an area that is exposed to the sun. Be patient--it can take a year or more for a scar to finish changing. Massage can help soften a firm or raised scar. Steroid injections can help soften a more severe scar.
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Last updated Feb 1, 2015
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