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What is a good home remedy for scars?

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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Nothing is perfect..

But please be aware that scars will fade with time and take 6-12 months to mature.
In the meantime, avoid sunburn or suntan while the scar is still pink. Otc medications such as mederma may help to improve the appearance of the scar. Scars often look their worst about 6 weeks after the injury. If the appearance worsens after that, you may want to see your doctor.

In brief: Nothing is perfect..

But please be aware that scars will fade with time and take 6-12 months to mature.
In the meantime, avoid sunburn or suntan while the scar is still pink. Otc medications such as mederma may help to improve the appearance of the scar. Scars often look their worst about 6 weeks after the injury. If the appearance worsens after that, you may want to see your doctor.
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Scar Remedy

Among the many home remedies for reducing scars, aloe vera is probably one of the most popular. Because aloe vera has moisturizing properties, proponents theorize that it increases the elasticity of scar tissue and helps to reduce inflammation.
Studies have actually shown that applying aloe vera gel to scar tissue can reduce the size and appearance of scars [source: mayo clinic].

In brief: Scar Remedy

Among the many home remedies for reducing scars, aloe vera is probably one of the most popular. Because aloe vera has moisturizing properties, proponents theorize that it increases the elasticity of scar tissue and helps to reduce inflammation.
Studies have actually shown that applying aloe vera gel to scar tissue can reduce the size and appearance of scars [source: mayo clinic].
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