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Cream To Help Scars
Scars can'tdisappear: Sorry, but no cream will make a scar disappear. Scars can be improved with scar massage and, often, a cream will be recommended to facilitate that massage. Cocoa butter has worked very well for my patients as has the more expensive mederma. Sun protection and scar massage are much more important in improving a scar than the nature of the cream you use. ...Read more
Probably not: The main ingredient, azaleic acid, is used to treat acne or rosacea. It acts as an antibiotic but it also can lessen inflammation and can lessen post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation, so if the scar is hyperpigmented or inflamed, it could be of some use. There are other preparations more suited to scar reduction, such as silicone gels. ...Read more
Does vit C cream help will scars? And can I crush up I vit C pill and make a paste or do I need to buy vit C cream? (sorry for the silly question)
Vitamin E: Historically, vitamin E oil has been used by plastic surgeons to minimize the effects of scarring. I'm not aware of any use of vitamin C to reduce scar. Other ways to reduce a scar include aloe vera, as well as topical Neosporin or Mederma. The Neosporin is very economical. Mederma is more costly. ...Read more
Scar creams: Yes. Vit E creams help scars. Capsacin cream can lessen pain as needed ...Read more
I've been biting my knuckles for 6yrs. I have knots of scared tissue on hand I may have dermatillomania. Any creams to help lighten scars?
Scars permanent: Scars are permanent. Although options for revision may be available such as steroids, silicone sheeting, dermabrasion, laser, peels, bleaching agents, etc, the beast option will need to be selected with the assistance of a physician. In the meantime avoidance of further biting, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychopharmacologic intervention, time and sunscreen are your best courses. ...Read more
No: They won't touch the scars. Many men -- including several noted hollywood "tough guys" -- like the scars for the character they give. Others hate them, or are indifferent, or let their partner decide. You have a choice. Laser therapy and fillers are used by dermatologists with much success. ...Read more
Problems with ingrown hair for years. Tried treating lotions/creams-no help. Have a lot of red scars on legs. Will ambi fade cream help fade red scars??
Can beclomethasone, dipropionate, neomycin sulfate and miconazole nitrate cream helps in removeing scars mark?
Depends on the scar: Unfortunately those topical meds might not help, better see a dermatologist/plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Will beclomethasone, dipropionate, neomycin sulphate and miconazole nitrate cream help in removing scars?
No: None of these would help for removing scars but depending on the condition may reduce complications that could lead to scar formation. ...Read more
Hi docs, would beclomethasone, dipropionate, neomycin sulfate and miconazole nitrate cream helps in removing scars mark?
I have a scar that just formed on my right wrist as a result of a car accident. Would steroid creams help lighten the scar. I have an Rx for Betamethasone. As Drs say… Could this possibly do any 'harm ' if use liberally and for short period of time?
Probably won't help: Hypertrophic scarring / keloid formation is a frustrating complication in some patients after trauma or surgery. A strong topical steroid like betamethasone may provide a minimal amount of improvement. Basically, you're taking advantage of the side effect of prolonged use which is skin thinning. Use a small amount 2x daily for a month to know if it's working. Injectable steroids might work better. ...Read more
Minimally: Generally speaking, steroid injections and/or prp injections will yield better results. ...Read more
No: Unfortunately over the counter creams will do little to change it. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
I was wondering if it would be ok if I take apetamin syrup for weight gain while I am using tretinoin topical cream to help treat my acne scars.
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Scars don't go away: They are the result of healing and are permanent. They do, however, mature, i.e. With time. There are some treatments and procedures that may hasten their maturation and make their appearance less objectionable. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more
Yes: Yes there is no age limit. Also try to stay out the sun and use sun screen ...Read more
Probably not.: A wrinkle and a scar are very different and usually require different treatments. A wrinkle is a fold that creates a shadow. A wrinkle cream usually will tighten the skin to make it smoother and less likely to from a shadow, which is what makes it noticeable. A scar can be visible due to shadow, texture, or color. A qualified plastic surgeon or dermatologist should be able to advise you. ...Read more
Don't waste your $$$: The only cream worth buying is sunblock to protect the scar from becoming too dark while it is maturing. It is mature when it no longer is even slightly pink. Don't waste a lot of money. There is no good scientific proof that any cream will make the scars heal better or faster. Millions are spent on advertising various creams, lotions, notions and potions so buyer beware. ...Read more
Do not recommend: It is a steroid cream used primarily on skin condition as eczema, temporary itch due to irritants as poison oak and such. Scar is a heeling skin process and takes time. Scar is more delicate than normal skin and best is use skin moisturizer, avoid sun exposure and other irritants. Steroid cream can further thin scar skin area and make prone to cracking. ...Read more
Keep the wound clean with gentle soap and water, place a small amount of antibiotic ointment on the wound, followed by a clean dressing. Do this 2x/day.
Once there is no more scabbing or crusting, you can switch to a product like scar fade or scar recovery gel to promote faster healing and a less noticeable scar. ...Read more
Does it do my scars any use if I wld to apply lightening cream for 1 hr n then washing it away? Thanks!
Not really: Scars are permanent, and lightening creams won't really change that. If you have a scar that is thickened, discolored, puckered or otherwise extra unsightly, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss what treatments might be an option for your particular scar & skin type. ...Read more
Might there be any cream that will heal my scar and also put up a barrier and protect my skin my dryness?
Different options: A scar means that the tissues have healed. There will be remodeling of it for many months depending on what stresses it undergoes. Regarding skin dryness, using a moisturing cream or lotion will help best. Lotions have more water content and are absorbed faster. Creams last longer but work more slowly. Ointments use petroleum jelly protect but usually do not add much moisture to the skin. ...Read more
I'm looking for a helpful cream or moisterizer to reduce the look of scars or heal them. One without all the harmful chemicals.
See a dermatologist: Do you really believe we want you to use "harmful chemicals"? Do you believe in the easter bunny? Do you really think you can go on line to "heal"scars? What kind of scars? Where? How large? Etc. Before you waste your money on scams you should grow up and see a professional. Or ask Santa. ...Read more
Just had a completion thyroidectomy 9 days ago. Wht is the best cream/brand to use on my fresh scar? Pls help me! Its very fresh obvs!
Usually nothing: Post surgical scars and trauma scars can usually do well on there own. There are many products that claim to help, but there is little proof. That being said, many feel they can help. Go to the first aid aisle at any pharmacy. Always remember to not get too much sun exposure on the incision for that first year after surgery (sunscreen). Hypertrophic scars can be treated too. ...Read more