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Scar Fading Cream
Fading?: Acne is a serious, chronic disease that is a serious personal and professional liability. If there has been scarring and new lesions are still forming, the person needs to be under the care of a competent physician. Scars can be made less visible by a physician who has access to fillers, dermabrasion, a laser, and/or microsurgery. Please don't try to handle this yourself. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Scars can be treated to reduce size or coloration. A dermatologist or a plastic surgeon can help evaluate and recommend treatments for you. Sometimes injecting a scar with steroids will help as will surgical revision (i.e. Give you another scar that is smaller or less noticeable). ...Read more
Does tretinoin cream remove ice picked scars or boxcar? Will tretinoin is helpful in fading those scars? How long it may take?
NOT PRESCRIBED: FOR THAT PURPOSE, I WILL REALLY NOT RECOMMEND IT, CAN HAVE COMPLICATIONS . ...Read more
Will tretinoin cream fade surgical scars? If not what cream is best for fading red surgical scars three years old.
Make up: does not need treatment. If it bothers you fading make up may be more beneficial and less toxic ...Read more
Can I use hydrocortisone cream 1% and fading cream2% to lighten dark scars on my back and legs. Please note i'm an african american female.
Probably not: The main ingredient, azaleic acid, is used to treat acne or rosacea. It acts as an antibiotic but it also can lessen inflammation and can lessen post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation, so if the scar is hyperpigmented or inflamed, it could be of some use. There are other preparations more suited to scar reduction, such as silicone gels. ...Read more
Probably not.: A wrinkle and a scar are very different and usually require different treatments. A wrinkle is a fold that creates a shadow. A wrinkle cream usually will tighten the skin to make it smoother and less likely to from a shadow, which is what makes it noticeable. A scar can be visible due to shadow, texture, or color. A qualified plastic surgeon or dermatologist should be able to advise you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't waste your $$$: The only cream worth buying is sunblock to protect the scar from becoming too dark while it is maturing. It is mature when it no longer is even slightly pink. Don't waste a lot of money. There is no good scientific proof that any cream will make the scars heal better or faster. Millions are spent on advertising various creams, lotions, notions and potions so buyer beware. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do not recommend : It is a steroid cream used primarily on skin condition as eczema, temporary itch due to irritants as poison oak and such. Scar is a heeling skin process and takes time.Scar is more delicate than normal skin and best is use skin moisturizer, avoid sun exposure and other irritants. Steroid cream can further thin scar skin area and make prone to cracking. ...Read more
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