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No: It's just another health fraud. I'd urge you to keep your freckles anyway. If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
Possibly: Bio oil may help with improving scars but the studies that have been done are very small trials involving 20 -25 patients. The results are variable. Read the label carefully to make sure your are not allergic to any components or try a small patch test . Apply a small amount on an inconspicuous area and wait for 1 -3 days to check for any sensitivity. ...Read more
Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?
Can you tell me, are acne scar removal products(creams like bio oil, selevax etc)as effective as fractional co2 laser?
Hypopigmentation: Hypopigmentation refers to lightening of the skin. It is a very difficult condition to treat by any means. There are some lasers and light devices which will help stimulate re pigmentation but these tend to be temporary solutions. I am not aware of any oils which help improve the appearance of hypopigmented skin ...Read more
Neither: Neither of these will have any lasting effect whatever on acne scars. This is a cruel fraud perpetrated on the internet by people already damaged by a cruel disease. Tea tree oil has some limited activity against the actual pimple because it has estrogens; males gotten breast development from it. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible if that is your wish. ...Read more
Seborrheic Keratosis: Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery). Cryosurgery can be an effective way to remove seborrheic keratoses. However, it may not work on large, thick growths, and it may lighten the treated skin (hypopigmentation). Cryosurgery is more effective at the doctors office because it is much colder, -320 vrs -55 from otc products. ...Read more
Bio oil: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more