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Cream For Marks
I have had a chemical burn mark to which I applied lightening cream. The mark gradually faded at center but is not fading around edges. What to do?
Apply beyond border: It depends on how long you have used the cream -- you may need to continue for a while longer. Also, you may need to apply more of the cream to the border and even slightly beyond the border to ensure that it lightens. However, you will run the risk of the center of the lesion and the normal skin outside the lesion to become slightly lighter. Treating marks/scars can be very challenging. ...Read more
None work: The brown spots after acne fade with time, but only a dermatologist can make scars less visible. If that is what you want (most folks you meet won't care unless scarring is severe), lasers, fillers, and surgery are available. These work and you have a right to something more effective than an ineffective topical. ...Read more
"Seven 7 Cream": A product called "7 cream" contains calendula, aloe vera, shea butter, coconut, avocado, neem and manuka oils. It can help areas of skin that are damaged, inflamed, or healing. It's not a homeopathic remedy because it isn't individualized to you. But it has no parabens, is safe topically, and some of my patients have liked it. http://7cream.ca/ also available on amazon.Com. ...Read more
I had chicken pox they have left black marks on my face .Will these black marks go away.Is there any cream to fade marks these marks quickly .
Fade with time: They will fade with time. Mederma may help as can shea butter. Look at a product called protandim as well...You need to find a distributor in your area. Vit e oil can also help a little as can a product called schmoove (look at www.Sijinbao.Com for practitioners near you). ...Read more
Scar: A skin lightners will not remove a scar. It will only lighten the color. ...Read more
Does those expensive stretch mark creams remove dark stretch marks.... What is the best way to remove them its been here for 9 months?
No: They don't work at all. I really wish they did, believe me! they will fade with time. There are also laser treatments that can help but these are quite expensive. And there's no point now because if you plan to have more children, you might get new stretch marks. These are your marks of pride, and you should be proud of being a mom and having a healthy pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more
Hi I am getting microdembrasion done regularly and my face is looking cleaner from acne marks. Is there any cream to lessen the marks left on skin.thx?
No: Creams will not touch it. Has subcision been discussed? ...Read more
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