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Bainbridge Island, WA
A 18-year-old female asked:

What's the best ointment for scars?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Early: Early wound care with soap and water washes is needed. Bacitracin ointment is great for the first 5 days. Cacao butter with gentle massage into the scar 4 times daily for the next few months will have great effect of healing. Good luck from nyc.
Dr. Lara Devgan
15 years experience
Depends: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon.
Last updated Apr 13, 2015
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