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What is the final color of hypertrophic scar if using on it undiluted tea tree oil after two years?

What is the final color of hypertrophic scar if using on it undiluted tea tree oil after two years?

Any color: Can be normal for a hypertrophic scar, (well, white, pink or brown; not green or blue probably!) Everyone is different and the tea tree oil probably hasn't and won't affect the color. If the scar is dark in color, certain lasers could help to remove the color. If white or light, a laser might make it smaller but won't make it go away. ...Read more

Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more


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How long does tea tree oil take to fget rid of scars?

How long does tea tree oil take to fget rid of scars?

Forever. . .: Tea tree oil will not remove scars. There is no topical treatment alone that can do this. By promoting skin health with topicals and treating with appropriate laser therapy the best results can be obit. Ained. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil left really bad red scars on face. I don't know what to do to remove them, it's been there for months please help?

Tea tree oil left really bad red scars on face. I don't know what to do to remove them, it's been there for months please help?

Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil with vit e for leg scars?

Tea tree oil with vit e for leg scars?

Scar Treatment: Of anything topically applied to scars to improve their appearance, nothing has been proven to work or work as well as topical silicone gel. Silicone gel can be applied as topical sheeting or as a liquid gel that can be applied to scars and allowed to dry. Daily use of silicone gel for at least three months, at lease eight hours daily, can make a significant improvement in the appearance of scars. ...Read more

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Do you think the burn I got from using undeluted tea tree oil will scar? It's a dark reddish right now I'm keeping it dry with antibiotic powder : (

Do you think the burn I got from using undeluted tea tree oil will scar? It's a dark reddish right now I'm keeping it dry with antibiotic powder : (

No: The tannic acid will stain the skin but this is usually superficial and will peei off in 10-12 days. Once it does, massage the area with any good over the counter moisturizing cream a couple of time a day for 2-3 weeks ...Read more

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Is it recommended to use tea tree oil for acne scars?

Is it recommended to use tea tree oil for acne scars?

You decide: This is a pop remedy that's a weak estrogen and is preferred by "natural healing" types to the mainstream stuff that obviously works. Don't short-change yourself; if you're a guy be alert to gynecomastia from it. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil helpful in getting rid of scars on your legs?

Is tea tree oil helpful in getting rid of scars on your legs?

Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of tea tree or bio-oil and so I generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are morel likely to improve the scar. ...Read more

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Help me please I applied tea tree oil in my skin for acne and it burned and now it's raw skin!!! I don't want a scar please help?

Help me please I applied tea tree oil in my skin for acne and it burned and now it's raw skin!!! I don't want a scar please help?

Get checked: You may have a sensitivity to the chemicals in the tea tree, or to an additive, and may require medical attention to get healed. Do see your medical professional for treatment of your condition, to find out whether it is safe for you to use tea tree oil, and to find an alternative treatment for your acne. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil on old keloid/hypertropic piercing scar. How can I get rid of it?

Tea tree oil on old keloid/hypertropic piercing scar. How can I get rid of it?

Keloid/Hypertrophic: Keloids & hypertrophic scars are basically treated the same initially: silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online). If these don't help, see your dr for steroid/bleomycin injections, or external electron-beam radiotherapy. Do not let anyone cut it out if keloid confirmed, it will simply grow larger! ...Read more

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I burned upper lip area w undiluted tea tree oil. The skin scabbed&now new skin formed is pink. Will it scar or return to normal Color? How long?

I burned upper lip area w undiluted tea tree oil. The skin scabbed&now new skin formed is pink. Will it scar or return to normal Color? How long?

Skin oil burn: No this sounds like a simple superficial partial thickness skin burn so will heal with out scarring and it should return to normal 3-6 months but it depends how many melanocytes you took out with the burn so it may be pale for a long while until that area becomes repopulated with skin color cells aka melancocytes. Thanks ...Read more

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Do you think I should apply tea tree oil all over my face or just on acne scars?

Do you think I should apply tea tree oil all over my face or just on acne scars?

Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of tea tree or bio-oil and so I generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are morel likely to improve the scar. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the burn I got on my forehead from undeluted tea tree oil to have water coming out if it? Does that mean it'll scar?

Is it normal for the burn I got on my forehead from undeluted tea tree oil to have water coming out if it? Does that mean it'll scar?

Exudate: The clear fluid is likely exudate, a response of your body to the injury. Cool compresses with aloe vera gel may help. Always remember to dilute teat tree oil with another oil, such as grapeseed, before applying it to the skin, and never take it internally. ...Read more

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Can drinking tea tree oil get rid of acne scars?

Can drinking tea tree oil get rid of acne scars?

No: It is a weak estrogen and has given men gynecomastia. It is the one topical remedy for active lesions of acne for people who belong to cults that allow only plant-based medicine. I would urge these people to wise up, especially if they're responsible for a teen's physical and emotional health. They won't touch scars, which should never be allowed to develop nowadays. ...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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What works better for acne scars, bio oil or tea tree?

What works better for acne scars, bio oil or tea tree?

Neither: Neither of these will have any lasting effect whatever on acne scars. This is a cruel fraud perpetrated on the internet by people already damaged by a cruel disease. Tea tree oil has some limited activity against the actual pimple because it has estrogens; males gotten breast development from it. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible if that is your wish. ...Read more

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What's the benefit of tea tree oil?

Antibacterial: Further information can be found here http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/tea_tree_oil. ...Read more

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Does tea tree oil need to be diluted?

Does tea tree oil need to be diluted?

For what purpose?: Some oils are used for scent, some for skin, and some taken internally. What do you want to use tea tree oil for? If sold in the us it should have safety recommendations on the bottle. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using tea tree oil for hair?

What are the benefits of using tea tree oil for hair?

Many: The hair may be rinsed with a spoonful of tea tree in warm water to control lice. It's is wonderfully soothing after hair removal. It can also ward off dandruff. ...Read more

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I'm scared of using tea tree oil on my face, what could happen?

I'm scared of using tea tree oil on my face, what could happen?

Tea tree oil: Some people may be allergic to tea tree oil. You can get a contact dermatitis if you are allergic. I would do a test spot on your inner arm and see if you get a rash. If you do, don't use it on your face. ...Read more

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Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Tea Tree Oil: Although tea tree oil is generally considered safer than other treatments for head lice, caution should still be employed when using it. While very few people have a sensitivity or allergy specific to tea tree oil, it is not impossible. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately. Usually safe for skin, tea tree oil is toxic when consumed. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil is good for hair growth?

Is tea tree oil is good for hair growth?

No: But it helps relieve an itchy scalp. The only known promoters of hair growth are medications like minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil is good for hair growth?

Is tea tree oil is good for hair growth?

Sorry, no: Tea tree oil is a natural astringent that may cause mild inflammation and blood flow to skin. Additional blood flow may help you keep the hair you already have (for a little while) but it will not stimulate hair growth. ...Read more

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Can burning tea tree oil help clear sinuses?

Can burning tea tree oil help clear sinuses?

Not sure: Never heard of it. A good natural remedy is a neti pot or saline rinse. Be sure to use distilled water and follow cleaning directions. Otherwise, see your ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can you use tea tree oil to treat skin burns?

Can you use tea tree oil to treat skin burns?

Not a good idea.: Tea tree oil can be contaminated with bacteria and if the skin is broken open that can cause infection. Wash with soap and water and apply a clean bandage. ...Read more

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Will tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

Will tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

No: No scar can be completely removed. Tree oil is a mild antibiotic and has a limited effect against mild acne in the acute stage, and is less irritating than other over-the-counter preparations. For old scars, dermatologists have dermabrasion, lasers and more, and some hollywood men have cultivated the scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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Scars (Definition)

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