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Is there a lotion I can put on my arm to increase healing and reduce scarring from a fistula placement?
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Occasionally silicon jell ointment will cause raised scars to flatten.
Nothing will erase surgical scaring.

In brief: Yes
Occasionally silicon jell ointment will cause raised scars to flatten.
Nothing will erase surgical scaring.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sure
After the initial healing period, many people use aloe or vitamin E on the scar. Arnica can help with postoperative bruising and swelling.
Other over-the-counter scar treatments like scar guard or silicone sheets can reduce the appearance of dark or hypertrophic scars. Ask your surgeon before using anything on the scar.

In brief: Sure
After the initial healing period, many people use aloe or vitamin E on the scar. Arnica can help with postoperative bruising and swelling.
Other over-the-counter scar treatments like scar guard or silicone sheets can reduce the appearance of dark or hypertrophic scars. Ask your surgeon before using anything on the scar.
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mederma
This can help but need to speak with ur surgeon to make sure the incision is ready for this.

In brief: Mederma
This can help but need to speak with ur surgeon to make sure the incision is ready for this.
Dr. Kirpal Singh
Dr. Kirpal Singh
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really. Ask
Ask the dialysis nurses or your nephrologist for advice about skin changes after fistula placement.
They have plenty of experience with these issues and will have several options that will not be harmful. Scar gels and ultraviolet avoidance can reduce the visibility and firmness of scars somewhat, but unfortunately scars are permanent. Fortunately, they fade and soften. Good luck!

In brief: Not really. Ask
Ask the dialysis nurses or your nephrologist for advice about skin changes after fistula placement.
They have plenty of experience with these issues and will have several options that will not be harmful. Scar gels and ultraviolet avoidance can reduce the visibility and firmness of scars somewhat, but unfortunately scars are permanent. Fortunately, they fade and soften. Good luck!
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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