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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

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Does Mederma really lighten scars?

Does Mederma really lighten scars?

It is made from: Onion skin and can thin out the thicker scars, but as a dermatologist I don't feel it really lightens the color of scars ...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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I got my scar 7 years ago. How long could it take a Mederma to remove it?

I got my scar 7 years ago. How long could it take a Mederma to remove it?

Never: A 7-year-old scar is what you're going have permanently. There is nothing available that can remove scars. Mederma can minimize scarring, but will never completely erase a scar. ...Read more

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Mederma or hexilak — which one is more effective in scar minimization? Kindly suggest a better name if any?

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

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Does Mederma scar gel flake off?

Does Mederma scar gel flake off?

Carrier material: The medermaa gel is mixed with a carrier. That remains on the skin surface and dries? That forms a thin layer. That is what one sees with the small flakes. ...Read more

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Can Mederma really help in healing small indent scars?

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

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Neosporin scar solution, should I go for sheets or mederma?

Neosporin scar solution, should I go for sheets or mederma?

See below: Most people don't need anything other than come cacao butter on the wound to help the healing. Prolonged use of neosporin will lead to problems.
Use of me derma and silicone sheeting may be helpful when called for. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if Mederma will help with sensitivity near scars?

Can you tell me if Mederma will help with sensitivity near scars?

Not likely: Note that mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, and would be very unlikely to change the sensation (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 have access to Mederma and Dermovate (0.05%). Which is a more effective medicine to treat scars? I am aware that the scars will not disappear.

Topical silicone: Topical silicone has the best record for diminishing the appearance of scars. Mederma and Vaseline were compared head-to0-head, and Vaseline worked better. Dermovate is a topical steriod and is used for inflammation. It should not be used long term, and is not a recommended treatment for scars. ...Read more

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Is mederma usable in face for chucker pox scars?

Is mederma usable in face for chucker pox scars?

Yes: It can help for all scars. But for what you are askin a chemical peel may be more effective ...Read more

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How does Mederma get rid of scars?

How does Mederma get rid of scars?

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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Will Mederma pm really fade an old surgical scar?

Will Mederma pm really fade an old surgical scar?

It can: Everyone heals differently. Mederma can reduce the appearance of some old scars. A heavy keloid scar may not always improve with Mederma. ...Read more

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Wwill Mederma help remove these scars on my face?

Wwill Mederma help remove these scars on my face?

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

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Should I buy Mederma scar cream to use on my cutting scars?

Should I buy Mederma scar cream to use on my cutting scars?

No: Mederma does little or nothing for scars. Look for silicon gel, under a variety of brands. Also, when you can, consider seeking care from a plastic surgeon for the scars. Silicon gel should be used for a minimum of two months. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Mederma to get rid of a scar or marks?

How long does it take for Mederma to get rid of a scar or marks?

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

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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 scab 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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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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Which is better: Mederma or bio oil for scar on your face?

Which is better: Mederma or bio oil for scar on your face?

Mederma or bio oil: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...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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Is it normal for Mederma scar gel to dry up and flake off of my face after I apply it?

Is it normal for Mederma scar gel to dry up and flake off of my face after I apply it?

Yes: Yes, that is why I recommend massage with cocoa butter, instead. It has been shown to be equally effective. ...Read more

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Hello. What is the good treatment to get rid of scar . I used mederma for 2 days and its make my scar more reddish.

Hello. What is the good treatment to get rid of scar . I used mederma for 2 days and its make my scar more reddish.

Triluma: Hydroquinone is good and usually over the counter. But don't use it for too long. If you want something stronger your doctor can try Triluma. Retin A can work as well. ...Read more

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Had a 2 CM cut nd cosmetic sutures. I have formed a scar.15 days passed nd the scar is very hard nd itchy. Is it abnormal? Can I use Mederma on it.

Had a 2 CM cut nd cosmetic sutures. I have formed a scar.15 days passed nd the scar is very hard nd itchy. Is it abnormal? Can I use Mederma on it.

Mederma? Not for you: You certainly can try using mederma however it will likely be ineffective in this particular scenario. Based on the symptoms you have described there is an underlying irritation that is interfering with healing. The raised, thick lesion is a better treated with either serial steroid injections or scar revision. Best, kc. ...Read more

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How does aquaphor compare to Mederma for scar treatment?

How does aquaphor compare to Mederma for scar treatment?

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

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