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Contractubex Gel Vs Mederma
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
Can I use contractubex instead of Mederma or any other product bec. I think Mederma is not available in my country...?
Is it ok if I use 2 different scar product? Mederma at day time and silicone sheet (or maybe Contractubex) at night? My scar is very new from surgery
Is contractubex or Mederma an effective remedy for scars on my legs caused by pimple like blotches?
Scar Away works!: I am not impressed with Mederma for scar improvement. I recommend Scar Away and other Silicone based scar treatments. They work by creating a hydrostatic charge at the top of the skin to help align fibroblasts and collagen. We use them in plastic surgery and they are available over the counter. They have the best chance to help your concern. ...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
I have some itching on my skin when useing (contractubex gel) on a scar on my face.... It is annoying me? Is this normal?
Biocorneum gel, Mederma or hexilak silicone gel which of these 3 gel is better to treat scars which are created from stiches?
Depends: Don't expect much from any of these. Where is the scar? How big? How old? If it is important to you, see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...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?
Sir I have 20 yrs old scar on my face. I have used contractubex for 5 months but I noticed no result. Can I use hexilak gel for removing the scar completely?
No: No treatment will remove scar completely. Best hope is less prominent. For best results, see Facial Plastic Surgeon for consultation. ...Read more
Keloid scar options: Keloids are scars that grow outside the boundaries of the original scar and usually require more agressive treatment such as surgery and injections. Scars that are thick or red but not keoids can be treated with various topicals, my recommendation being scar gel from skinmedica. Most scars improve over time without special treatment, and taping them for 6 weeks after surgery helps more than creams. ...Read more
Depends: If you truly have a keloid there is really not much any of the topical scar treatments can offer. A keloid scar is one that has growth larger than the original site of "injury." they can arise from prior surgery or even trivial injuries like an insect bite. Before you spend too much money on over-the-counter remedies I would see a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more
Is it ok to use "benzoyl peroxide gel 5% " & "contractubex gel " at the same day to the same area of face?
Acne: It would be fine to use them both on the same day. I would not use them at the same time although this would probably be okay too. ...Read more
Does contractubex gel works on depressed scar from scratch or I can use silgil cream on it (this is for 4 year old boy)?
Contratubex first: Contratubex antiinflammatory and moisturizing properties should benefit scar remodeling over time, ameliorate and blend appearance, and hopefully keep scar from entering a hypertrophic stage. That said, silicone creams/tapes/films work indirectly by inducing a relative hypoxemia/collagenolysis thereby softening a hypertrophic scar over time. Both require consistent, long term application. ...Read more
Follicultitus hyperpigmentation. How do I get rid of this on my bikini line? I have been using Mederma scar gel for 7 months, faded but still there
Not long term: I'm glad you're getting properly treated for your acne. Nothing you put in scars will make them disappear in the long run. A dermatologist can make them less visible with a filler, dermabrasion, microsurgery or a laser. Several hollywood actors have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more
Daughter had eye surgery weeks ago and was told she could use a scar gel to help reduce scar visibility. Which do u prefer: Mederma or Cimeosil?
What is the efficiency of using "contractubex gel" on a sunken scar on face resulted from past acne? Is this OTC gel give a long term treatment?
No: It's not going to help your acne scars at all. I'm sorry you have scarring from acne -- this shouldn't happen in today's world, because all acne is manageable -- and if you do have scars, get with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for treatment with a filler, a laser, or microsurgery. ...Read more
Hi, I hit forehead 10 days ago and 9 stitch up, for scar in my eyebrow, which product is better? Mederma scar gel or Kelo-cote Silicone? Thanks
Silicone based: Silicone based products are superior to Mederma which contains Allium, naturally occurring in onions. Studies have essentially been equivocal when looking at the effectiveness of Mederma. The effectiveness of silicone based products has been well demonstrated in research trials. ...Read more
I suffered from a 2nd degree burn on my chest, my wound had blisters, it left a scar. I applied contractubex gel but it made the scar itchy and red. Help.
Hi I am trying to conceive. I am on ovacare & apcod for 3 months. My q is can I use Mederma gel on my face for acne scars. Hope it won't affect d baby?
No: Mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vitamin e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more