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What are the best acne/ scar fading products?

What are the best acne/ scar fading products?

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

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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Self conscious about the huge scar this cyst left. Any good acne / scar fading products?

Self conscious about the huge scar this cyst left. Any good acne / scar fading products?

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

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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.

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.

Yes but weak: This may work and may be benefitted by the addition of retinoids. However with this therapy you must be particularly cautious about avoiding sun exposure or inflammation as this may trigger a photosensitivity and increased tendency for hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Can skinoren cream help scars?

Can skinoren cream help scars?

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

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Can I use wrinkle cream for a scar?

Can I use wrinkle cream for a scar?

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 more

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I want a cream for dog bites scars?

I want a cream for dog bites scars?

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 more

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What is the best cream to treat pox scars?

What is the best cream to treat pox scars?

Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticibility. Use a cream called mederma to reduce the appearance of scars. ...Read more

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Can I use mometastone furoate cream on a scar?

Can I use mometastone furoate cream on a scar?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more