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Best Scar Creams
What is cost and treatments available for 8cm forehead scar happened three weeks back due to car accident and stitches? Any best scar creams ?
Be patient!: Much to early to worry about your final scar appearance....Takes up to 2 years for final scar maturation. Hopefully a skilled physician did the repair. Best to minimize sun exposure and use a silicone based topical scar product. Ask your plastic surgeon for a recommendation. Many are readily available in pharmacies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scars can'tdisappear: Sorry, but no cream will make a scar disappear. Scars can be improved with scar massage and, often, a cream will be recommended to facilitate that massage. Cocoa butter has worked very well for my patients as has the more expensive mederma. Sun protection and scar massage are much more important in improving a scar than the nature of the cream you use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Unfortunately none: There are no creams which can remove pores or scars from the facial areas. Some topical applications are helpful in fresh scarring to quiet the areas. Seek a dermatologist that offers laser and chemical peel options. Be careful with treatment due to tendency to "over" pigment when using these entities. ...Read more
I have rather annoying acne scars both on my face & chest what's the Best scar Removal cream or gel?
Acne scars may…: respond to vitamin A products (for minor imperfections) but a dermatologist may be needed for more severe defects (such as from cysts). Derm docs have a whole arsenal of ways to treat acne scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, lasers, Botox, collagen fillers. If your acne is still active, get checked for polycystic ovary ds (increases male hormone which worsens acne) & see dermatologist ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Acne scars are complicated and best addressed with fractional laser treatments or possibly surgical intervention with the help of a plastic surgeon. Topical creams and lotions will have little if any noticeable effect and likely would not be worth your investment unless used in conjunction with a laser treatment series. ...Read more
Save your money!: The only cream that can actually have a beneficial effect on scars is retinoids acid or a retinal all others are a waste of your money. Pretty much all 'scar creams' are scams. ...Read more