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Mederma Scar Review
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mederma or hexilak - which one is more effective in scar minimization? Kindly suggest a better name if any ?
Depends on scar: Scar creams and gels work differently, hexilak has silicone, mederma does not. Benefit is questionable, however it does not hurt to try them. Most important, massage the scar twice a day and use sunblock over it. For breast and tummytuck scars i suggest biocorneum, for facial scars i would reccommend mederma. Hypertrophic, wide or keloid scars are handled differently. Consult your plastic surg. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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