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Does Mederma Work On Keloid Scars
I have a raised keloid scar that's itchy and irritated often, will mederma or silicon scar sheets flatten it to the skin? I just want it flattened
Keloids: Depend upon the size and degree of the Keloid. Best to see a Derm or PS. ...Read more
Many treatments....: There are many treatments for keloids: surgical removal, usually accompanied by steroid injection postoperatively, low dose radiation, and pressure (usually for earlobe keloids in combination with surgery.) we have had good luck with surgery and steroid injections and that is generally my recommended treatment. Crushed aspirin...I'm afraid not. ...Read more
Not necessarily: The laser will remove the surface of the keloid, but it can and often will grow back quickly and larger. Close follow up after removal of keloid scar tissue is absolutely necessary to catch recurrences early and treat accordingly. Preventing keloid recurrence can be done using injected corticorsteroids, radiation treatment and some topical products. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Really none.: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next option is excision which comes with very high recurrence rates (and can come back worse than the original) and a postop regimen of silicone, pressure, and in severe cases even radiation treatment. ...Read more
Have rosacea & 2 raised red bumps on cheek. Dr suggest shaving them off & laser. Also have keloids. Will this work? Could it scar badly due to keloid?
Patients who keloid: Can be at higher risk for keloids. I would confirm that you really have keloids and not hypertrophic scars. There is no guarantee so if spots bother you then you can try shave and laser (make sure this is with a dermatologist), but if they don't bother you why take the risk. ...Read more
Can scar revision work to remove keloids? I have a bump on the top of my ear from when I had the cartilage pierced several years ago. I have been told it is a keloid. Can scar revision remove this bump permanently? .
Keloids: Keloids can be very tough to treat. One might want to consider an injection of a steroid first to see if it will shrink. If not then surgery is the first choice and many times at the time of surgery iwill inject soem steroids while I am closing. Followup is so critical so at the first sign of a recurrence you can have it injected. Wwwbeautybybrueck. ...Read more
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
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
Sorry, I wrote a previous question too. Which would work better for scars? Mederma or silicone? Thanks!
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
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
Oil vs mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Which one works best for ice pick scars or box scars on face? Mederma Scar gel or Scarzone Scar Diminishing Cream SPF 15, 1 oz?
Does tretinoin work better for scars or stretch marks better than things like ScarFade or Mederma?
Tretinoin for scars: Retin-A (tretinoin) is a topical derivative of vitamin A that is most commonly used to treat acne, but also has several properties that may help fade discolored skin and certain types of scars. If you are looking for a more conservative approach to treating your scars than lasers or surgery, Retin-A may be a good option for you. ...Read more
La mer, mederma, massages, and nothing seems to work for acne scars. Would a laser treatment work?
Fractionated laser: One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more
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
Can't be removed: Keloid scars can perhaps be reduced and improved but not totally removed. These may need to be removed surgically and then you likely will need a series of cortisone injections to try and keep it from regrowing. There are other treatments for those which regrow but some cannot be completely controlled. You should see a surgeon experienced in keloid management. ...Read more
Not much: Topical silicone is about the only thing available. Coupled with a compression garment you might see some changes. Intralesional ( (injected into the scar) is is usually very good. Steroids, calcium channel blockers and some anti-cancer drugs will get a good response. See a plastic surgeon in your area for an evaluation ...Read more
Location & Size: Depends on how much it is bothering you, pain, size, location (interfering with vision or hearing). Generally, it is a simple procedure to excise a keloid. The main risk is recurrence of the keloid. Compression therapy and/or steroid injections can help minimize the keloid. If the keloid is large I generally advise removing it and starting fresh. Good luck ...Read more