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Will bio oil help hypopigmentation?

Will bio oil help hypopigmentation?

Oh, HECK yes!: Hi. Just kidding, of course. Bio oil is more appropriately referred to as "SNAKE OIL". Spend your money on it. The snake oil salespeople will LOVE you! ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Is bio oil effective on removing scars?

Is bio oil effective on removing scars?

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

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Can applying vitamin E oil help fight acne and acne scars?

Can applying vitamin E oil help fight acne and acne scars?

Vitamin E and scars: Sadly, topical vitamin e doesn't really help acne or surgical scars much at all. Many people actually get an allergic dermatitis from it. ...Read more

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Bio oil, mederma, or scarguard, which is better?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Does Bio Oil lighten the skin?

Does Bio Oil lighten the skin?

Bio oil: I do not think Bio oil will lighten your skin. May help with scar tissue ...Read more

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Is bio oil good for blemishes and pimples?..x

Is bio oil good for blemishes and pimples?..x

Bio oil: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Could bio oil get rid of acne scars on face?

Could bio oil get rid of acne scars on face?

No: It's shiny and may make them less visible, but it won't touch them in the long-run. I'm really sorry that you ended up with acne scars. This is the 21st century and all acne is manageable with scientific medicine. Today's practitioners use fillers, microsurgery and lasers with fair results. ...Read more

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Will bio oil help reduce my hyperpigmentation acne scars? Is it effective?

Will bio oil help reduce my hyperpigmentation acne scars? Is it effective?

Acne scars: There are two causes of the the hyper pigmentation in acne scars. First is the the actual dark spot left by the inflammation at stimulated the melanocytes. Second, is the erythema, the redness of the inflammatory process. Sunscreen will help both of the processes. The first may also require hydoquione, retin a, (tretinoin) kojic acid, chemical peels, etc. ...Read more

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What works better for acne scars, bio oil or tea tree?

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

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Does olive oil aid acne prone skin?

Does olive oil aid acne prone skin?

Not really: you need to see a dermatologist for options. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

No: The oiliness will make them slightly less visible while it stays on your skin. I'm really sorry that your acne didn't get treated when it should have been. Nothing you can do will affect your scars, but a dermatologist can make them less visible with dermabrasion, filler, laser or microsurgery. It's your choice; especially if you're a man, note that several hollywood leads kept their for "tough". ...Read more

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Can bio oil work on freckles?

Can bio oil work on freckles?

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

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Is bio oil effective at healing scars?

Is bio oil effective at healing scars?

Yes, very effective: I have found bio oil to be very effective in improving the appearance of scars after surgery. It has to be applied twice daily on a regular basis in a circular motion to allow the ingredients to penetrate deeply into the area of the scar. ...Read more

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Can mustard oil treat acne and pimple scars?

Can mustard oil treat acne and pimple scars?

Bad idea: Nothing you can do at home will help with the scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide in a strength and frequency you can tolerate is your best rx; if you're not clear of new lesions in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you ended with acne scars because your parents are 'natural healing' buffs, you have my sympathy. Take charge and demand effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can oil free acne wash cream cleanser micro clear from neutrogena work?

Salicylic acid: That's the stuff that works, not the pink grapefrult extract or the vitamin c or the advertising. It clears mild acne, but for moderate disease, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Does 100% pure coconut oil clog your pores?

Does 100% pure coconut oil clog your pores?

Clog pores: Coconut oil does cover pores: for some skins this is a good thing as it's mild, natural antibiotic properties kills surface bacteria which can lead to acne/scar tissue; it can also suffocate skin or Meibomian Gland mites (ie, when used at night) which live in oil pores and lead to scar tissue. Still good to wash off completely after use. Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for more info ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne and acne scarsto put on my face?

Will disappont: The oil is shiny and will make the scars less visible as long as it's there. It will have no long-term effect. I'm sorry that your acne was not managed properly and you got scarred in the first place. This would be a great time to get with your personal physician especially if your Retin-A is not giving you adequate acne relief -- there's much more we can offer. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more