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Dr. Barry Press
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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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I have mini mini ice pik scar little tiny holes I want over the counter remedy If you have any suggestions where I can buy a good cream that would surely help me a lot?

Vitamin E: Is available in many OTC ointments etc but the best way to use this is buy some Vit E capsules and pierce them with a small pin and squeeze the Vitamin directly on the lesion (s) Scars the size you mention should respond quite well! Let us know!!! ...Read more

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What other treatments besides over-the-counter skincare creams are available to eliminate scars?

What other treatments besides over-the-counter skincare creams are available to eliminate scars?

Scar revisions: The appearance of scars can be improved by excising the old one out and replacing it with a better, more discrete one or by resurfacing with use of a laser or dermabrasion. Sometime both methods are combined for the best result. However, you will still have a scar. You can only improve it, not make it disappear. ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter cream to treat ingrown pubic hair scars?

What is a good over-the-counter cream to treat ingrown pubic hair scars?

Nothing OTC: Ingrown hairs occur usually after shaving. In some persons the hair will curl as it grows back. The sharp, beveled edge allows the hair to dive back into the skin, causing the ingrown hair. If you shave this area then stopping this practice will help prevent this from happening. If you are not shaving and getting a lot of these then you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter creams can really work on reducing the appearance of acne scars?

What over-the-counter creams can really work on reducing the appearance of acne scars?

Acne scars: These can be very difficult problems depending on the depth. I recommend you see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Over the counter creams really provide very little in most instances. ...Read more

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Scar fader what is a good scar fader? Are the over-the -counter creams effective? Doctor gave me a prescription for a corticosteroid - how will that work? They don't itch.

Most: Most otc scar creams aren't effective. It depends on the location and type of scar. Options might include laser treatment, kenalog (triamcinolone) injections, or scar revision. I hope that helps a little. ...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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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?

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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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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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 over-the-counter cream for eczema?

What is the best over-the-counter cream for eczema?

You can try these: Cerave, cetaphil moisturizing cream, aveeno (oatmeal), eucerin brand, aquaphor ointment. Use skin cleansers eg cetaphil, moisturel, aveeno (oatmeal), neutrogena or aquaphor skin cleansers instead of soap. Of course, if the eczema is of moderate severity, you will need a script for moderate potency steroids or higher. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter stretch mark removal cream?

What is the best over-the-counter stretch mark removal cream?

Stretch marks: That is a question better asked of a Dermatologist or a Plastic surgeon after they examine you. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter emollient cream or ointment?

What is the best over-the-counter emollient cream or ointment?

Best OTC cream: My fav otc moisturizers: cetaphil, eucerin, aveeno (oatmeal). My fav's that you can get from your dermatologist: vivite and neostrata. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter cream for a child who is allergic to flea bites?

What is the best over-the-counter cream for a child who is allergic to flea bites?

Hydrocortisone: Cream or ointment. Can also use a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Ice packs are a natural way to help with itch. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter cream/product for barbers itch?

Best over-the-counter cream/product for barbers itch?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole): I would try anti-fungal cream first. If that doesn't work then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Scars (Definition)

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