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does coconut oil heal surgical scars?

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Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent, but they improve with time. Pressure treatment, silicone sheeting and steroid injection may hasten their maturation. Don't waste your money--coconut oil won't help.
Answered on Dec 31, 2019

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