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Best Over The Counter Scar Cream
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
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
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
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
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.
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
2 -3 weeks: After scar has completely healed.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Can I get a scar cream to improve appearance of a ten year old above lip facial scar as shows when light hits it a certain way?
Worth a "try" but an exact answer is not possible. (It depends upon the extent and depth of your scars
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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?
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
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
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
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
Stretch marks: That is a question better asked of a Dermatologist or a Plastic surgeon after they examine you. ...Read more
Lotrimin (clotrimazole): I would try anti-fungal cream first. If that doesn't work then see your doctor. ...Read more