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Best Scar Gel
Silicone gel: Whatever brand you use, get a silicone gel, either mederma, kelocote, or myscaraway, these preparations are what you need. The stickers work even better, if you can tolerate keeping them on. The gel will work better for most people in public. Good luck, and if it worsens see a dr for steroid or blromycin injections into the scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Which one works best for ice pick scars or box scars on face? Mederma Scar gel or Scarzone Scar Diminishing Cream SPF 15, 1 oz?
What is the best treatment for hypertrophic scars, is it best to use silicone sheets or silicone gel. Or is it possible to use both?
Silicone sheets and gels can be very helpful but usually you need to be consistent and the usually time frame is three months. No need to use both just one or the other. However, it is not perfect and if there is not adequate resolution of the scar, you may need to seek consultation with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have had a laparotomy some 4 months back, n the scar looks ugly. What cream /gel is the best to use? Doctor prescribed hexilak?
Hi drs.....What is the best of these OTC products for reducing very small acne pores (scars) ''contractubex gel'' vs ''mederma'' vs ''kelocote''?
Scientific Rx: I'm glad you're using benzoyl peroxide and if this is not keeping your current acne at bay, please get with your personal physician for something stronger. Nothing you can buy over the counter, despite the hype, is going to touch your acne scars long-term. You can either keep them (some hollywood "tough guys" like theirs) or get specialist treatment (filler, laser, microsurgery). ...Read more
Best treatment for a fresh nearly 3 weeks old keloid surgical scar on neck. I have starting yesterday to use the silicon gel called dermatix 15g.?
Excess scar: Unlikely a keloid (defined as a scar that grows outside the edges of the scar) and more likely a hypertrophic scar (excess reaction). Silicone gel sheeting is used to sooth and quiet the early scar. If symptomatic (like itching, stinging, etc) some will be treated by diluted kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) injections into the scar itself to attempt to slow or stop the scarring excesses. See your dr to confer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I recently sustained 2nd degree burns and was wondering best treatment in reducing scars. I've been using silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) but what about aloe gel vs plant?
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): I suggest you stick with the silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) and see what's left of the burn sites before you apply anything else. I'm always impressed by how well silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) works to prevent infection and reduce scarring. If you're still uncertain have a medical practitioner take a look. ...Read more
Depends: If the scar is excessive it might help. A study showed some benefit, but the size of the study was small: only 30 people. That is not enough to give a statistically significant result really. It may be worth a try. If the scar is flat already, it won't do much. It helps with keloids or hypertrophic scarring (exaggerated scar formation) See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2918339/ ...Read more
Do gels and topical treatmeant really help scars fade, if so how long will they work, or will the work on old scars?
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
Scar improvement: Silicone gel is actually one of the only scar treatments that has data to show it's effectiveness. Other treatments that have been shown to have positive results include covering the scar with paper tape and/or the use of compressive garments. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Dr., I have dark spot scar on my cheeks since 1 month. Even, I had used ab-uv gel on it but not faded. Need your suggestion.
Hyperpigmentaion: Some rash tend to leave pigmentation even acne. Treatment could be challenging. Dark colored skin takes longer time to resolve. Some of the measures are using UV protection using sunblock spf30, trying hydroquinone crm, retinoid, cortisone and chemical peeling and laser treatment. It is better to be treated under the guidance of dermatologist. ...Read more
Does the silicone gels like (scar away, maderma) have risks by using them on hypertrophic scars? And if there any risks can anyone tell me about them.
Not usually: More helpful on raised scars. Depressed scars more often require removal and repair to give the tissue margins better support under the skin. Depressions can occur with loss of deeper fat tissues, or if the wound separates due to tension after closure. See you local plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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On the 3rd november 2011 a complaint was laid with the asa against the claims being made for this product.
In essence the consumer complained that there is no peer-reviewed evidence to confirm that the claims for this product as a whole, or for the individual ingredients, are true, and therefore the asa agreed. ...Read more