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Is it more effective to use bio oil or vaseline for scars?

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Dr. Brock Ridenour
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No clear difference: Several topical products claim to benefit scars. Onion extract gel and petrolatum (vaseline and aquaphor) may have a small beneficial effect and are equally effective. I am not aware of any studies comparing bio oil (mineral oil, fragrance, vitamins, retinoid) and vaseline. Silicone gel sheeting benefits keloid scars and the pulse-dye-laser helps a variety of scars when treated early (1-3 months).
Answered on Sep 29, 2015

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