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Can Mederma and vitamin E oil both be used on scars at the same time?

Can Mederma and vitamin E oil both be used on scars at the same time?

Certainly, but why?: A pretty good study has shown them to be equivalently effective, so why use both? Save your money and just use the vitamin e. ...Read more

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What is best for lip scar removal? Vitamin e or mederma? Anything else if possible?

What is best for lip scar removal?  Vitamin e or mederma?  Anything else if possible?

Not much: Unfortunately, most scar treatments offer only marginal improvement over doing nothing at all. The biggest problem with the area around the lips is the amount of dynamic motion and tension that is created on the wound, which lends to a problematic scar. I find the biggest factor is the amount of surgical debridement of injured tissue affects the outcome of the scar. ...Read more

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Vitamin e oil, good for scars?

Vitamin e oil, good for scars?

Helps soften: Topical vitamin e is one thing that will help soften scars and help them be less noticable. ...Read more

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Can castor and vitamin E oil heal a scar?

Can castor and vitamin E oil heal a scar?

Massage is Good: The skin is a great barrier, and most oils cannot penetrate to the living cells. The massaging action of application does help. Vaseline works well to, better than mederma, and much less expensive. ...Read more

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How much and how often do I apply vitamin E oil to my scars?

How much and how often do I apply vitamin E oil to my scars?

Don't bother with E.: Vitamin e doesn't have any benefit on scars - and many people actually get an allergic reaction & rash from it. There are much better products available - try a silicone based scar product, like kelocoat, biodermis, or similar. These actually have proof that they work! ...Read more

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When using vitamin E for scars, should I use the capsule or just use the oil?

When using vitamin E for scars, should I use the capsule or just use the oil?

Doesn't matter: Vitamin e has never been shown to be truly effective for scars whether oral or topical. The massage associated with it and the moisturizing effect of the "oil" may reflect the true effective component. ...Read more

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If i put 28, 000iu of vitamin E oil on my scars every night, how long will it take before they diminish or go away?

If i put 28, 000iu of vitamin E oil on my scars every night, how long will it take before they diminish or go away?

Never: Vitamin ee may be a good moisturizing agent but there is very little research to show it will improve scars other than the effects of massaging it in and certainly it will not remove it. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

No: The oiliness will make them slightly less visible while it stays on your skin. I'm really sorry that your acne didn't get treated when it should have been. Nothing you can do will affect your scars, but a dermatologist can make them less visible with dermabrasion, filler, laser or microsurgery. It's your choice; especially if you're a man, note that several hollywood leads kept their for "tough". ...Read more

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Can applying vitamin E oil help fight acne and acne scars?

Vitamin E and scars: Sadly, topical vitamin e doesn't really help acne or surgical scars much at all. Many people actually get an allergic dermatitis from it. ...Read more

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How good is vitamin E oil at getting rid of acne scars?

Not effective: Acne scars are forever. Vitamin e oil in my experience is not good at treating these scars. The most effective means to treat acne scars (there are 3 types of acne scars) is usually to have skin resurfacing with an instrument called fraxel. You will need several treatments and they aren't cheap, but they are among the most effective and safest ways to treat acne scars. ...Read more

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Does aloe Vera gel, cocoa butter lotion, or vitamin E oil heal mild scars on the face and body?

Does aloe Vera gel, cocoa butter lotion, or vitamin E oil heal mild scars on the face and body?

Possible: There is no proven scar healer out there that I am aware of, keeping the area clean and soft should help with decreasing the amount of scar build up. I have always thought that sunblock for the first year on a scar is important to avoid excessive scarring as sun damage can exacerbate a scar. Most scars overtime though do improve, the body usually does a good job at healing itself. ...Read more

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3 1/2 months since i grazed my face on asphalt. Still a brown/red mark but is it road rash? will vitamin E scar serum/bio oil help and make it go?

3 1/2 months since i grazed my face on asphalt. Still a brown/red mark but is it road rash? will vitamin E scar serum/bio oil help and make it go?

Healing abrasion: It seems like 3.5 months is a long time for these marks to persist, but that time frame is very common. Road rash is used to generally describe any abrasion that results from a sports injury, usually from bicycle/motorcycle riding. There are individual reports that vitamin E serum/bio oil may help with scarring, but it is not universally endorsed. It will gradually fade.Did you get tetanus updated ...Read more

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Is it safe to use silicone gel/sheets or vitamin E oil for scar treatment while breastfeeding? will either help with a keloid?

Is it safe to use silicone gel/sheets or vitamin E oil for scar treatment while breastfeeding? will either help with a keloid?

Safe but ineffective: While these are indeed safe to use while breastfeeding, spend the money buying a toy or cute outfit for your new baby as they will not be very effective in treating keloids. See a dermatologist for more appropriate options for your keloids. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil vs vitamin E vs vitamin c. Which one is best for acne scarring?

Tea tree oil vs vitamin E vs vitamin c. Which one is best for acne scarring?

Depends how you use : I'm guessing you're asking about topical application of all of those things. First i would consider making sure that you're taking some supplements internally, such as omegas, vitamin d, and beta carotene, they help heal skin from inside out. Tea tree oil will help heal infected skin. Vitamin e moisturizes skin, and vitamin c helps add antioxidants to skin, which may reduce scarring. ...Read more

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Does vitamin E oil go bad?

Yes it can: Being a fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin e can go rancid. ...Read more

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