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 answers
Dr. Vicki Levine answered
40 years experience Dermatology
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.
Answered on Jun 17, 2017
Dr. Otto Placik answered
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
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.
Answered on Apr 28, 2013
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