What would work better for keratosis pilaris scars: oil or mederma?

Oil vs mederma. Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.
We don't know. While mederma is especially formulated for scars, it really hasn't been compared to other products in well-designed controlled studies. In my opinion, there are other products like my grandma's favorite, cocoa butter, which work (some people think it's not even what you put on it, but simply the act of rubbing something moisturizing into the scar). But scientists like studies not opinions.

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I have Keratosis Pilaris on my butt cheeks. It is not very red anymore, there is mainly just scarring left. Will bio oil help or make it come back?

BIO OIL. Exfoliation to unclog pores is at the top of the list of treatments using the bio oil would not be a good idea--this may cause more problems. Dermatologist will address this further for treatment and prevention. Read more...

Does organic virgin coconut oil work on keratosis pilaris? Please, need some answers?

Moisturizing. Coconut oil is moisturizing, which may help diminish roughness and improve appearance of hyperkeratosis pilaris, but definitive treatment involves alpha hydroxy acids and/or topical steroids. Read more...

Can the scars from keratosis pilaris go away by itself?

Keratosis pilaris. is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. These bumps do no generally scar unless they are traumatized by excessive scratching. Dark spots that may remain after resolution or treatments usually fade on their own over time. Read more...

What are ways to cure keratosis pilaris? I've tried putting coconut oil on it. Should that help?

No treatment. Is need it it is not a serious condition and will disappear before age 30. Any medication or laser treatment will be only temporary improvement. If concerned, see a dermatologist for evaluation. Read more...
Many Approaches. Your moisturizer is helpful and wise but prescribed exfoliants also reduce symptoms as do topical retinoids (often known as 'retin a'--they keep hair follicle from being plugged). If severe, laser therapy has been used as well. Some exfoliants are over the counter while other are prescription strength and require you to see a health provider. Control rather than cure is the goal. Read more...

I have keratosis pilaris in my upper arms, thighs, and cheeks. How can I get rid of them? I have tried coconut oil, but it doesn't seem to be working.

Keratosis. Often that is the result of hypersensitive skin/allergy. Many people try to " scrub them away" but best is to examine the soap, detergents, skin products etc that you are using and try to consistently use only natural products. Read more...
Lactic acid creams. Keratosis pilaris bumps don't like to completely go away, but Amlactin (or other creams containing lactic acid) can help. If the bumps are on both sides of the body, one can try Amlactin on one side (and use the other side for comparison). After 1 month, if the Amlactin side is a lot smoother than the other side, then that is a good sign that the lactic acid cream has helped. Read more...