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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 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
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?
Ugly scar: You may need steroid injections. I think the best scar cream is avosil. ...Read more
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 more
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
Yes: This is an excellent option for hypertrophic scars before trying something like steriod injections. The trick is to wear the sheets essentially 24/7. It will take several months for the results to show. Patience is a virtue :-). ...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
Maderma: It could be of some help.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 more
No see below:
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
Need Psychatric Care:
The scars might or might not fade but you have to stop harming and cutting yourself, which if not treated and stopped can be dangerous and will give you more and more scars
so consult a psychiatrist/therapist to help you stop selg harm first and deal with scars later
this is my sincere advice, so get help asap. ...Read more
When I use ''contractubex gel'' on my face scar. ...... It makes me itch my scar hardly! Why? What shall I do now!?
Allergy: You could be having an allergic response to this gel product. Please stop using it! You might not be able to remove what you've already put on, but don't put any more there. If you're still itching, contact your dermatologist or primary care doctor. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (which you can get over the counter) may help in the meantime. ...Read more
Hello. I was injured by electricity, I had burns, now I've lots of scars on body. I use kelofibrase every day, what other creams/gels are effective?
See Plastic Surgeon: From your description it appears that you have restriction in functional use of your arm. You need to see a plastic surgeon in your area as you may benefit from surgical releases of the contractures to help with your arm function. ...Read more
2weeks after stiches removed from the face wound, started to put dermatix gel, and now it looks like the scar is bigger more visible more red. Is it ok?
Help, not remove: Micro needling can help with scars (adding PRP helps even more), fractionated lasers are better, but more expensive. A less invasive (but slower results) process would be laser genesis to the scars. If they are depressed you can use needle subcision or fillers to improve the appearance. Improving your acne will prevent further scars, see your doctor for possible treatments antibiotics or creams ...Read more
No: No it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was told to use altar lib on raised scar. Is it safe to apply cream then put on scar gel sheet at night?
Safe: Howerver, questionably effective. Check with a dermatologist for creams or injections to flatten a raised scar: you mat have keloid formation. ...Read more