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Dr. Barry Press
1,974 Doctors shared insights

Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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What is the best scar cream that I can get to help fade the darkness of a surgical incision? Any natural options that can help as well? Thank you

What is the best scar cream that I can get to help fade the darkness of a surgical incision? Any natural options that can help as well? Thank you

Avoid sunlight.: Use zinc oxide to protect the scar from sunlight which will cause it to darken.
Vit E capsules open and spread the liquid on the scar 2X/day for 3-4 months. Not scientifically proven but good anecdotal stories ...Read more

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Best scar cream to get rid of severe burn scar for boiling water??

Best scar cream to get rid of severe burn scar for boiling water??

Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. A dermatologist is the best place to start. ...Read more

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Scar cream for vaginal scarring from surgery?

Scar cream for vaginal scarring from surgery?

Uncommon: The vagina typically heals very nicely after reconstructive procedures. The best topical treatment after vaginal surgery is an estrogen cream. But even that can be delayed for 3 or 4 weeks after surgery to allow for good initial healing. ...Read more

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Should I buy Mederma scar cream to use on my cutting scars?

Should I buy Mederma scar cream to use on my cutting scars?

No: Mederma does little or nothing for scars. Look for silicon gel, under a variety of brands. Also, when you can, consider seeking care from a plastic surgeon for the scars. Silicon gel should be used for a minimum of two months. ...Read more

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After applying scar cream my skin is bumpy and irritated, how did this happen?

May be allergic: You may be experiencing an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients. Stop and consider Hydrocortisone cream. If no improvement or if it worsens, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Which scar cream would work better for flattening on an old keloid scar?

Which scar cream would work better for flattening on an old keloid scar?

Really none.: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next option is excision which comes with very high recurrence rates (and can come back worse than the original) and a postop regimen of silicone, pressure, and in severe cases even radiation treatment. ...Read more

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Does revitol scar cream work on acne scars?

Does revitol scar cream work on acne scars?

Revitol: Revitol scar removal cream - remove scars, reduce acne scars treatment with acne scar removal lotion ~ 1 jar
by revitol
2.8 out of 5 stars  see all reviews  (9 customer reviews) | like (6)
as you can see about 50% of the people liked the product. This is from amazon. ...Read more

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Will acne scar cream take away my red acne marks? I have fair skin. : (

Will acne scar cream take away my red acne marks? I have fair skin. : (

It's: Worth a "try" but an exact answer is not possible. (It depends upon the extent and depth of your scars

Hope this is helpful
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I usecream hair removal on my face and it burned my face real bad I have big scars what can I do at home to get rid of them fast I used scar cream?

I usecream hair removal on my face and it burned my face real bad I have big scars what can I do at home to get rid of them fast I used scar cream?

Scar prevention: Since it is the summer time your best bet is to avoid the sun because sunlight can make the skin damage become more permanent because it can further the damage that has already been done. It will take time for the skin underneath to break through. Time is your best friend. ...Read more

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I've had under skin blemishes for a few months and they aren't going away. How do I remove them from under the skin? I'm using acne scar cream now.

I've had under skin blemishes for a few months and they aren't going away. How do I remove them from under the skin? I'm using acne scar cream now.

Many options: Hello and thank you for your excellent question. Skin blemishes can be caused by many different things, including dry skin, irritated skin, and acne (just to name a few). It is very difficult to give you a good recommendation without a full history and physical. I suggest that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I use mebo scar cream on hypertrophic scar on my nose that is few years old from cystic pimple? I read a lot about it, seems promising. Thank you.

Not impressed: To the best of my knowledge, none of the ingredients have truly been evaluated in a study which definitively proves their benefits. Having said that, it seems like a reasonable moisturizing agent and the effects of massaging the scar during the application may itself improve the scar. ...Read more

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What is the best scars cream that helps scars disappear?

Scars can'tdisappear: Sorry, but no cream will make a scar disappear. Scars can be improved with scar massage and, often, a cream will be recommended to facilitate that massage. Cocoa butter has worked very well for my patients as has the more expensive mederma. Sun protection and scar massage are much more important in improving a scar than the nature of the cream you use. ...Read more

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What is the best cream to treat pox scars?

What is the best cream to treat pox scars?

Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticibility. Use a cream called Mederma to reduce the appearance of scars. ...Read more

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Just had a completion thyroidectomy 9 days ago. Wht is the best cream/brand to use on my fresh scar? Pls help me! Its very fresh obvs!

Usually nothing: Post surgical scars and trauma scars can usually do well on there own. There are many products that claim to help, but there is little proof. That being said, many feel they can help. Go to the first aid aisle at any pharmacy. Always remember to not get too much sun exposure on the incision for that first year after surgery (sunscreen). Hypertrophic scars can be treated too. ...Read more

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What creams are best for atrophic scars?

What creams are best for atrophic scars?

Brands?: Health Tap doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are the best creams for acne scars?

I'm curious as to what are the best creams for acne scars?

See below: There are no creams that will help with already formed acne scars. There are medications that will help with or control acne. Have a specialist evaluate you condition and advise you. ...Read more

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What's the best cream for scars post surgery?

Save your money!: The only cream that can actually have a beneficial effect on scars is retinoids acid or a retinal all others are a waste of your money. Pretty much all 'scar creams' are scams. ...Read more

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What is the best cream to use for scar removal?

What is the best cream to use for scar removal?

None REMOVES!: Scars are permanent and cannot be removed or eliminated by any surgeon or technique presently in existence. There are scar pads (silicone sheets) and topical products that can help to reduce the severity of scarring, and lasers can reduce redness, but nothing actually removes scars but cutting them out and replacing them with a new (perhaps better) scar. ...Read more

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What is the best acne scar removing cream?

What is the best acne scar removing cream?

Probably none: Various treatments can be used to treat acne scarring. Retina type creams might offer some improvement, but this will likely be minimal. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, your skin type & other factors. Treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing. ...Read more

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What's best for acne scars... OTC creams like Mederma or scarfade, or RX like tretinions?

What's best for acne scars... OTC creams like Mederma or scarfade, or RX like tretinions?

Scar improvement: Scar improvement can be achieved, but it takes patience. An overnight improvement is simply impossible. There is no clinical evidence to support Mederma. You need a long peel. This is achieved with tretinoins. Also, microdermabrasion and/or dermabrasion depending on scar depth. A chemical peel is also an otpion, Tretinoins, abrasions, and peels all achieve the desired skin slough. Good luck ...Read more

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Hey I was wondering what is the best cream to use for post-acne dark spots / scars?

Hey I was wondering what is the best cream to use for post-acne dark spots / scars?

Many Options: Avoid products with mineral oil, propylene glycol, petrolatum and even shea butter as these ingredients may clog pores and make acne worse. Skinceuticals, obagi, and cosmo grade may be great resources for you. ...Read more

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Which is the best facial cream to fix scars caused by acne?

Creams are weak.: Acne scars are hard to fix with a cream because the scarring is so deep. You can use some retin a (tretinoin) or glycolic based product that might give some improvement but you will probably need to do some deeper skin resurfacing like a chemical peel or laser peel. Another option is needling techniques. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more