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Doctor insights on: Bio Oil Blemishes

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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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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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How fast does bio oil show results?

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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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Can you use bio oil for sunburn?

Can you use bio oil for sunburn?

Stick to basics: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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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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Does bio-oil help with stretch marks?

Does bio-oil help with stretch marks?

No: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Does bio-oil work well for stretch marks?

Does bio-oil work well for stretch marks?

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Does bio oil help stretch mark appearence?

Does bio oil help stretch mark appearence?

Yes: Bio oil can improve appearance of newer red stretch marks according to the manufacturer. It is cost effective compared to Mederma stretch mark cream. Expect a gradual improvement of no more than about 20 per cent. ...Read more

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What would you say about bio oil product, does it really have positive effects on skin?

What would you say about bio oil product, does it really have positive effects on skin?

What product: Your question is to broad, what product, what effect are you looking for etc. ...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 I use bio oil for freckles and scars?

Can I use bio oil for freckles and scars?

It won't work: It's a health fraud. It won't touch scars. It won't remove freckles. 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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Bio oil, mederma, or scarguard, which is better?

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Will bio-oil help reduce the appearance of birthmarks?

Will bio-oil help reduce the appearance of birthmarks?

May be: Bio-oil has minerol oil which can cause skin soft and supple and is great for those with dry skin. In many users, it definitely reduces the appearance of fine lines and spots and may make the scars less red while lightening the skin tone. But if one is allergic to any of the componenets, one should not use it. It may not work for large and old scars. ...Read more

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Is Bio-Oil non-comedegenic? Also, will it cause breakouts?

Is Bio-Oil non-comedegenic? Also, will it cause breakouts?

Depends: I would try using on a small patch of skin for 48 hours. If no allergy then try applying to face. Some people rave about the product and some people are allergic to components in the oil. ...Read more

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Is bio oil really good for stretch marks? Or something like locacid is better?

Is bio oil really good for stretch marks? Or something like locacid is better?

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What is the best product out there known to reduce stretch marks? Don't say bio oil or palmers lotion because I've used both and there were no results

Stretch Marks: Using marksplex™ can substantially reduce the appearance of your stretch marks in addition to helping improve the skin's overall appearance by making it feel tighter, firmer and providing more elasticity to the skin surrounding your stretch marks. Results can be seen in as little as two weeks, but strongly suggest waiting at least eight weeks for optimal results to appear. ...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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Help can bio oil really work for spot scars?

Help can bio oil really work for spot scars?

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Can you tell me if I could use bio oil on my penis?

Can you tell me if I could use bio oil on my penis?

Could yes, but why?: Water soluble lubricant like KY jelly or Sugilube are best. Also wash of more easily. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to use bio oil on the penis?

Can you explain if it's safe to use bio oil on the penis?

Yes, ...: Its use to all skin is reasonable to ease age-wrinkle and to "smooth" scars, but avoid all mucosa such as eyes, urethra, vagina, mouth, noses, etc. The result is good in some and unclear or not much in others. So, use it at your own risk-taking and money-spending, and talk with Doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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Is it more effective to use bio oil or vaseline for scars?

Is it more effective to use bio oil or vaseline for scars?

Silicone products: I recommend silicone products like kelo cote, bio dermis they create a lining that help treat and prevent scarring ...Read more

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Can bio oil help bring back skin colour on burn where there is no colour?

Not likely: In a thermal burn, there is the possibility that the pigment secreting cells call melanocytes were damaged from the burn. Once these cells have died, they do not regenerate on their own, thus leading to a lack of color in that area of the skin. ...Read more

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Which is better at reducing/preventing stretch marks: bio oil or shea butter or other?

Which is better at reducing/preventing stretch marks: bio oil or shea butter or other?

Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of tea tree or bio-oil and so I generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are more likely to improve the scar. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to get rid of my stretch marks I put bio oil on them everyday! I do exercise 3 times a week?

Is there anyway to get rid of my stretch marks I put bio oil on them everyday! I do exercise 3 times a week?

Tough to treat: Striae are difficult to treat. Start by keeping the skin well moisturized. Also you can try a prescription strength retinoid like tazarotene.
If they are red, I use the excel v laser to remove the redness followed by treatment with a resurfacing laser. Discuss your options with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more