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Are acne scar removal products (bio oil, selevax, etc.)as effective as fractional co2 laser? Can you share some sources?
Can you tell me, are acne scar removal products(creams like bio oil, selevax etc)as effective as fractional co2 laser?
Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?
Many factors decide: Your result will depend on area treated, proper wound care, carefully suturing under the skin surface and on top with careful alignment. Amount of tension of closure and amount of movement will often impact the final result. Very important to minimize irritation and keep the site moist after surgery. Consult a physician that performs revisions for the specifics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Revising scars: Scars cannot be removed but often can be improved and minimized. If it is only a month or two following surgery, laser treatments can help. There are several methods of scar revision surgery, depending on the location and nature of the scar. There are some experimental drugs that may prove to be very useful in minimizing scars but none are available at the present time. ...Read more
Improval: Scars can often be improved or made less visible with scar revision surgery but cannot be removed. Scar treatments can include laser or sanding (dermabrasion) or perhaps surgical revision. Surgery is usually done to reduce the overall amount of scar or to reshape or reposition a scar. There is no way to completely remove a scar however. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Improve not remove: There is no scar cream that will remove a scar. The proper cream depends on the condition of the scar. Most consist of silicone geeks mixed with some sunblock. Others contain vitamin e, antioxidants, onion extract (me derma), steroids, bleaching agents, moisturizers, etc. The effectiveness of these other agents is debated and their benefits may depend on the individual characteristics of the scar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None REMOVES!: Scars are permanent and cannot be removed or eliminated by any surgeon or technique presently in existence. There are scar pads (silicone sheets) and topical products that can help to reduce the severity of scarring, and lasers can reduce redness, but nothing actually removes scars but cutting them out and replacing them with a new (perhaps better) scar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes a few options: Yes, but in the meantime consider avoidance of sun exposure with sunscreens, topical elastic gel sheeting, scar massage, and pressure therapy. If the scar continues to grow beyond 6 weeks, consider steroid injections. Also consider e use of skin bleaching agents for hyperpigmentation scars. Ultimately surgery may be necesssary. ...Read more
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