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What's the best ointment for scars?

What's the best ointment for scars?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more


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Silverex ointment for burns heals scars ?

NO: This has no effect on scars. Used on severe burns at the time of injury. Vite is an old one, seen to work the same as vaseline. Many products clamor for your attention to "heal" scars. They want your money. If you have asignificant scar, see a dermatogist has no effect on scars. Used for severe burns. Vit e is an old one long noted to be as effective as vaseline. Lots of things. ...Read more

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If I use two diffrent neosporin ointments will that affect a scar or wound that I apply it to?

If I use two diffrent neosporin ointments will that affect a scar or wound that I apply it to?

Be careful!: I am not a fan as it is well-known that 20% of patients who use neosporin regularly will become allergic to it! applying any of these products to a scar is useless and there are safer products to use on wounds (polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or bacitracin, for example). I really can't think of any reason one would want to apply 2 of these products at once, unless you want an itchy red rash! ...Read more

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Can scar-removing ointments/treatment still take away scars that are about 9 years old? Is it still possible to get rid of them?

Scar revision: No topical treatments will do anything to a scar that has matured. Depending on where the scar is and the type of scar, laser resurfacing or surgical scar revision may be options for you. ...Read more

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