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Scar Repair Cream
Yes: Yes there is no age limit. Also try to stay out the sun and use sun screen ...Read more
Scars don't go away: They are the result of healing and are permanent. They do, however, mature, i.e. With time. There are some treatments and procedures that may hasten their maturation and make their appearance less objectionable. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more
Scars can'tdisappear: Sorry, but no cream will make a scar disappear. Scars can be improved with scar massage and, often, a cream will be recommended to facilitate that massage. Cocoa butter has worked very well for my patients as has the more expensive mederma. Sun protection and scar massage are much more important in improving a scar than the nature of the cream you use. ...Read more
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 more
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
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
Keep the wound clean with gentle soap and water, place a small amount of antibiotic ointment on the wound, followed by a clean dressing. Do this 2x/day.
Once there is no more scabbing or crusting, you can switch to a product like scar fade or scar recovery gel to promote faster healing and a less noticeable scar. ...Read more
Does it do my scars any use if I wld to apply lightening cream for 1 hr n then washing it away? Thanks!
Not really: Scars are permanent, and lightening creams won't really change that. If you have a scar that is thickened, discolored, puckered or otherwise extra unsightly, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss what treatments might be an option for your particular scar & skin type. ...Read more
Might there be any cream that will heal my scar and also put up a barrier and protect my skin my dryness?
Different options: A scar means that the tissues have healed. There will be remodeling of it for many months depending on what stresses it undergoes. Regarding skin dryness, using a moisturing cream or lotion will help best. Lotions have more water content and are absorbed faster. Creams last longer but work more slowly. Ointments use petroleum jelly protect but usually do not add much moisture to the skin. ...Read more
I'm looking for a helpful cream or moisterizer to reduce the look of scars or heal them. One without all the harmful chemicals.
See a dermatologist: Do you really believe we want you to use "harmful chemicals"? Do you believe in the easter bunny? Do you really think you can go on line to "heal"scars? What kind of scars? Where? How large? Etc. Before you waste your money on scams you should grow up and see a professional. Or ask Santa. ...Read more
Just had a completion thyroidectomy 9 days ago. Wht is the best cream/brand to use on my fresh scar? Pls help me! Its very fresh obvs!
Usually nothing: Post surgical scars and trauma scars can usually do well on there own. There are many products that claim to help, but there is little proof. That being said, many feel they can help. Go to the first aid aisle at any pharmacy. Always remember to not get too much sun exposure on the incision for that first year after surgery (sunscreen). Hypertrophic scars can be treated too. ...Read more
The little open scar in the coxis outside the anus itch to much, any suggestion till I go to the doct on monday please, a cream ointment anything?
Depends: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Most scar creams are anecdotally successful & may work early on-silicone based creams probably work best. Most treatment to improve the appearance of scars like this use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www. Smacboca. Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation. Html
fractional laser treatments can also be helpful. ...Read more
Save your money!: The only cream that can actually have a beneficial effect on scars is retinoids acid or a retinal all others are a waste of your money. Pretty much all 'scar creams' are scams. ...Read more
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 more
Scars: There is nothing that will get "rid" of scars. There are treatments that can make them less noticeable. For example if they are red in color then lazier treaents can reduce the redness. If they are hypertrophic than steroid injections may help. If they are keloid than excision with radiation treaents may be beneficial. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for an opinio. ...Read more
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 more