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A 40-year-old member asked:

For how to get rid of eczema scars and found out that vitamin e oil helps. but i was just wondering, is it good for all skin types?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Vitamin E and scars: There is proof that vitamin e helps scars at all. In fact, you could be allergic to it, and then you will get a rash.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik commented
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Thanks for helping to dispel that myth. The pressure used in massaging in the oil is probably the most effective component of this therapy
Apr 28, 2013
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of vitamin e and so i generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the vitamin e, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are morel likely to improve the scar.
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