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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
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Does Mederma work on keratosis?

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
34M people helped
Does Mederma work on keratosis?

Not a fan of Mederma: I do not recommend mederma as I have not seen the benefits of treatment. It needs to be applied 4 times a day which is not practical for the typical individual. Furthermore the true science is lacking. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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12 years in practice
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
2M people helped
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Does Mederma work for stretch marks?

Dr. Thomas Fiala
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
2M people helped
Does Mederma work for stretch marks?

Try Retin-A: Actually, there is some data that use of Retin-A cream on the stretch marks can result in mild improvements. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Lavinia Chong
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
63K people helped
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Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

Dr. Lavinia Chong
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
63K people helped
Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

Not a scar: Mederma is proposed for scar improvement. A dermatofibroma is a benign tumor which originates in the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis and extends upwards. Nothing short of surgery will remove a dermatofibroma. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
19 years in practice
3M people helped
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How do I clean a curling iron burn? How long does it take, and does Mederma work for scarring?

Dr. Suzanne Galli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
19 years in practice
3M people helped
How do I clean a curling iron burn? How long does it take, and does Mederma work for scarring?

Curling iron burn: How bad of a burn? Did it blister? If you are worried it isn't healing or that it is infected, please have someone look at it. If it isn't too serious, you can try an over the counter burn remedy. When it starts to heal, then you can use the Mederma to improve the scar. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Weber
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
699K people helped
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Does Mederma work well on acne scars and age spots?

Dr. Stephen Weber
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
699K people helped
Does Mederma work well on acne scars and age spots?

Mederma won't work: Mederma can be helpful for surgical or traumatic wounds during the healing period. Once scars have matured it is unlikely that mederma will result in any improvement. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Burke
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
14 years in practice
164K people helped
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Will Mederma really work on scars?

Dr. Mark Burke
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
14 years in practice
164K people helped
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. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Could Mederma really work on any type of scar?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. Marcus Peterson
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
30 years in practice
352K people helped
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Sorry, i wrote a previous question too. Which would work better for scars? Mederma or silicone? Thanks!

Dr. Marcus Peterson
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Mark Burke
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
14 years in practice
164K people helped
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Helpchichen pox scars: what are the home remedies i can use to make it fade..And also will Mederma work?

Dr. Mark Burke
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
14 years in practice
164K people helped
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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Dr. Gregory Surfield
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
15 years in practice
274K people helped
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What do you think, could Mederma work for redness on my nose?

Dr. Gregory Surfield
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
15 years in practice
274K people helped
What do you think, could Mederma work for redness on my nose?

Maybe: It may help if it was due to a recent scar, if not it probably will not. ...Read more

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