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is naturally-made vitamin e good for scars?

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Dr. Randolph Wong
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Vit E and scar: Vitamin e has been effective for stopping the inflammatory trigger for fibroblast collagen production. This can be helpful to reduce the bulk of thick scars, but tension and other mechanical forces also play a role in scar development.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Will vitamin E cream take to heal scars?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Possibly but...: Vitamin e cream is a common home remedy for scars but there is little evidence it works; still many people have found it helps- applying oil from natural e capsules may work better than cream. There are many other remedies that may help, including calendula cream (my favorite), peanut oil (advised by edgar cayce), tamanu oil, raw honey & aloe vera. See http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/scar.Html#gf.
Wyoming, MI
A 21-year-old female asked:

Does vitamin E cream reduce the appearance of scars?

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Doubtful: I think this is commonly recommended but not proven by any randomized controlled trials.
FL
A 21-year-old male asked:

So what's the verdict on vitamin E for scars? Good or bad? Studies online some say ineffective some say very effective. Some say makes WORSE?! which 1

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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Scars & vit E?: With use of vitamin E for scarring, I follow the adage, "it couldn't hurt". But the science is not really behind its effectiveness. Maybe it is the rubbing into the scarred area did that helps remodel the scar?

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