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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers