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What is the best OTC product for removing hyper pigmentation scars all over the legs?

What is the best OTC product for removing hyper pigmentation scars all over the legs?

Scars on legs: How deep is the scar and can you send a picture.? Depending on how deep the scar is over-the-counter steroids may not work. Likely IPL would be your best bet. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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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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What's the best Over The Counter treatment for Acne (oily skin)?

What's the best Over The Counter treatment for Acne (oily skin)?

Acne: Hi RizchaP, There are several commercially available products but generally, good skin hygiene includes washing frequently with a mild soap and drying. Ointments containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid (which is the active ingredient of aspirin). ...Read more

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Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter ?

Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter 
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Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. ...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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Best of the counter cream for phimosis?

Best of the counter cream for phimosis?

Here are some ...: What you have is probably just a long redundant retractable foreskin, to which topical application for infection / inflammation is possible. The common OTC agent is antifungal cream with or without steroid - 1% hydrocortisone. You may try it but consult Doc as needed for unforeseen events. But for long overall health, don't ignore practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without obsession. Best wish. ...Read more

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What's the best medication over-the-counter for acne blemishes/scar removal?

What's the best medication over-the-counter for acne blemishes/scar removal?

OTC acne products: Typically if your scars do not recede in a few months you should invest in physician grade products that can help improve your acne and prevent scarring. Alpha hydroxy's and Retin-A can help exfoliate your skin, hydroquinone can help lighten scars; and if more severe you may needs peels or lasers to even out the scars. Good diet, water, vitamin d and b can help the skin heal. ...Read more

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What's the best way to fade or remove facial acne scars in the shortest amount of time?

What's the best way to fade or remove facial acne scars in the shortest amount of time?

Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more

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Is there any way to remove the discoloration with over the counter medications ?

Is there any way to remove the discoloration with over the counter medications ?

REMOVE PIGMENT SKIN: 2% OVER THE COUNTER HYDROQUINONE CAN HELP SOME PEOPLE. BETTER WOULD BE THE PRESCRIPTION 4% PRODUCTS. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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What is the best scar treatment that I can use to help fade the darkness of a surgical incision? Any natural options as well?

What is the best scar treatment that I can use to help fade the darkness of a surgical incision?  Any natural options as well?

Best?: There is no "best" scar treatment for each patient will react in different ways to wound healing and response to various chemicals. One good natural remedy is aloe Vera, straight from the plant. Plastic surgeons are also a wealth of knowledge about up to date scar creams and other treatments. Time is also good, as scars tend to fade over time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Which is now the top product or home remedy to fade acne scars?

You can't: Anybody offering you something to remove acne scars is scamming you. Only a dermatologist can do this, using microsurgery, lasers, fillers, and/or abrasion. I'm sorry the scars happened in the first place -- all acne is treatable nowadays. Some men -- tommy lee jones, jet li, casey pachall (photo) have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's a personal choice. ...Read more

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Where can I get a quality over the counter retin a (tretinoin) cream? What's the best way to build collagen?

Where can I get a quality over the counter retin a (tretinoin) cream? What's the best way to build collagen?

Yes: Retinol, a form of vitamin a, is found in many otc products. Your local pharmacist can suggest a product but l'oreal, neutrogena, and oil of olay all make nice products with retinol. After you have a chance to try one of the products you can get stronger levels and a good skin care regimen from a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. Deeper lines may require fillers or laser for more results. ...Read more

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Whats the best scar removal treatment available?

Whats the best scar removal treatment available?

Be aware that...: Scars cannot be removed, they are permanent. They can, however, be improved. Beware of anyone who tells you that he/she can remove or erase your scars. There are many treatments. Do your homework, don't expect miracles, and see a surgeon with knowledge and experience in this area. ...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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Is there any non-surgical way for getting rid of acne atrophic scars over the face?

Is there any non-surgical way for getting rid of acne atrophic scars over the face?

Yes but...: Depends on what you consider non-surgical. Peels, lasers, and/or dermabrasion all may help. Seek a local facial plastics md or dermatologist for good recommendations. ...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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Where can I buy mole remover over the counter?

Where can I buy mole remover over the counter?

Not available: There is no such thing as an over-the-counter mole remover. Unless you mean the over-the-counter wart spray. I would suggest you have your dermatologist help decide if and how a mole is removed. Missing a melanoma would be a devastating thing for you to do. Please be careful in considering your approach. ...Read more

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Over the counter creams for extreme acne?

Over the counter creams for extreme acne?

Need prescription: Over the counter products are either benzoyl peroxide such as proactive or salicylic acid found in maxclaroty. These will not be very effective in severe acne. This will require a cpmbnoation of creams such as a retinoid, and possibly oral medications. This requires vist to dermatologist. ...Read more

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Scar Revision (Definition)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or ...Read more


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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more