5 doctors weighed in:

How can you reduce the appearance of road rash scars?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alex Guerrero
Surgery - Trauma
3 doctors agree

In brief: Moisture

Removing all debris at the time of injury can help in the longterm cosmesis.
In general keeping the area gently moist with a handcream can help it heal in a healthy manner. There may be mild improvement with the use of a vit a cream. If the wound becomes raised as a response to the abrasive trauma, a Hydrocortisone cream may have a minimal improvment. Sadly, road rash often has unsightly cosmesis.

In brief: Moisture

Removing all debris at the time of injury can help in the longterm cosmesis.
In general keeping the area gently moist with a handcream can help it heal in a healthy manner. There may be mild improvement with the use of a vit a cream. If the wound becomes raised as a response to the abrasive trauma, a Hydrocortisone cream may have a minimal improvment. Sadly, road rash often has unsightly cosmesis.
Dr. Alex Guerrero
Dr. Alex Guerrero
Thank
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe silicone gel

Road rash scars may look better if one uses silicone sheets or silicone gel for a month or two.
Avoiding sun exposure on the scars, for many months or a year, can help. If unable to fine silicone gel or sheets over-the-counter, a dermatologist may be able to prescribe some.

In brief: Maybe silicone gel

Road rash scars may look better if one uses silicone sheets or silicone gel for a month or two.
Avoiding sun exposure on the scars, for many months or a year, can help. If unable to fine silicone gel or sheets over-the-counter, a dermatologist may be able to prescribe some.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors