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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)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more


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What is the best topical ointment to use for scarring after a total knee replacement?

What is the best topical ointment to use for scarring after a total knee replacement?

Another option: I am not directly responding to your question. But I wanted to bring up option of acupuncture to reduce scar. ...Read more

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Silverex ointment for burns heals scars ?

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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How to get rid of reddish pink pimple scars that don't go even after months..? Plz tell natural methods and also ointments?

How to get rid of reddish pink pimple scars that don't go even after months..? Plz tell natural methods and also ointments?

Not if medical prob: If this skin condition is due to an underlying medical condition, natural products may not cause any relief. I would see a dermatologist first. ...Read more

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Helo doctor. Iam suffering from chiken pox. Iam a artist and i don't want any scars on my face. Plz suggest me a ointment for faster removal of scars?

Chicken pix: There is antiviral medicine against chicken pox. You should be taking valcyclovir at about 1 gram every 8 hours the sooner you start the more effective it will be at suppressing scarring. Otherwise don't pick at any scabs and keep them covered with an occlusive antibiotic ointment to facilitate healing and prevent infection. ...Read more

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Is mometasoe furoate ointment suggested for treating inflamed burn scar mark caused by hot wax?

Is mometasoe furoate ointment suggested for treating inflamed burn scar mark caused by hot wax?

Maybe: Is the burn recent? Then use vaseline or Aquaphor. If it is fully healed but still red, the steroid may be useful. ...Read more

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I have got a small scar on my face due to razor cut. Its more than a year old. Are there any ointments i can use to get rid of it completely?

I have got a small scar on my face due to razor cut. Its more than a year old. Are there any ointments i can use to get rid of it completely?

Only perhaps laser: Little late, but if you r self conscious of them consult a plastic surgeon 2 c if he/her can help u. Remember that there's no problem so bad that can't b made worse by surgery. ...Read more

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Plz suggest me some ointments to reduce acne and acne scars?I am using eromycin lotion

Plz suggest me some ointments to reduce acne and acne scars?I am using eromycin lotion

Benzoyl Peroxide: Your present therapy is not very effective. Benz-peroxide 2-1half or 5% can be used in addition or instead, costing about $5 otc. If you call it "pro-activ" it is much more expensive. Keep it off any nice fabrics that you don't want to bleach. If you need to get serious about acne, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I got burned by waxing, I applied an antibiotic ointment and Aloe sap to the burn it is the next day and the burn is brown, will I have a scar?

I got burned by waxing, I applied an antibiotic ointment and Aloe sap to the burn it is the next day and the burn is brown, will I have a scar?

If the wax caused: a superficial burn it is unlikely there will be much scarring. Continue with your treatment and if you are interested, contact a doctor for some very effective natural remedies that can also help prevent scarring! ...Read more