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A 26-year-old female asked:

if i put 28, 000iu of vitamin e oil on my scars every night, how long will it take before they diminish or go away?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Never: Vitamin ee may be a good moisturizing agent but there is very little research to show it will improve scars other than the effects of massaging it in and certainly it will not remove it.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How much and how often do I apply vitamin E oil to my scars?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
As often as you wish: Do not expect much in the way of results. If it causes inflammation, stop using it. Even dermatologists treating acne scars can only make them less conspicuous.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Vitamin e oil, good for scars?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Helps soften: Topical vitamin e is one thing that will help soften scars and help them be less noticable.

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