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Does Mederma work on keratosis?

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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Does Mederma work for stretch marks?

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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Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

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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How do I clean a curling iron burn? How long does it take, and does Mederma work for scarring?

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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Does Mederma work well on acne scars and age spots?

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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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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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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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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