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Will Mederma really work on scars?

Will Mederma really work on scars?

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

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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I had this scab and by mistake ripped it out. Will Mederma really work on scars?

I had this scab and by mistake ripped it out. Will Mederma really work on scars?

Scabs BAD: The best thing you did was rip the scab off. Mederma may provide the wound optimal conditions to heal, but it is the way your body heals wounds that will ultimately determine how the scar will turn out. A scabs is the body's way to protect a wound while healing. But esthetically, a scab will result in a gap between skin edges that eventually becomes visible. Use antibiotic oint keep clean no scabs. ...Read more

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Could Mederma really work on any type of scar?

Could Mederma really work on any type of scar?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Sorry, i wrote a previous question too. Which would work better for scars? Mederma or silicone? Thanks!

Sorry, i wrote a previous question too. Which would work better for scars? Mederma or silicone? Thanks!

Probably silicone: They both can help but the best answer is the one that you use correctly. Mederma's instruction is to massage the cream on the scar about four times a day; no one really does this. Silicone solution has to be applied daily and allowed to dry. Silicone pads have to be held in place on the scar for months. Use the product that works best for your scar location and lifestyle. ...Read more

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Helpchichen pox scars: what are the home remedies i can use to make it fade..And also will Mederma work?

Helpchichen pox scars: what are the home remedies i can use to make it fade..And also will Mederma work?

Laser: You may see the most improvement with laser therapy. Even with new wounds, mederma and most topical treatments for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vit 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

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Can Mederma works on acne scars?

Can Mederma works on acne scars?

Forget it: This is a cover-up based on a gimmicky onion formula. I'm really sorry that your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. If you want something that works, you'll need to get with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who can use a laser, filler or microsurgery. ...Read more

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Does mederma works on 13-15 year old nail scars???

Does mederma works on 13-15 year old nail scars???

Scar treatments: White scars do not respond to topical treatments. New scars that are pink respond to retin a, (tretinoin) kelocote, and silicone gel sheets. Dark spots are not scars, but respond to topical hydroquinone cream. www.drbader.com there are lasers that can help as well. ...Read more

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What would work better for keratosis pilaris scars: oil or mederma?

What would work better for keratosis pilaris scars: oil or mederma?

Oil vs mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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