Can Mederma work for chemical burn scars?

Better to go with. Silicone sheeting and a custom fitted pressure mask. There's lots of research in the burn literature to show this is an effective method for reducing scar thickness and improving the appearance. Mederma - not so much...
Most likely not. Mederma is an over the counter scar therapy agent best used for post surgical scars or minor scars. A chemical burn scar was probably third degree (deep) and will thus need more involved measures such as steroid injection or scar revision.
Not a fan of Mederma. I am not a big advocate of mederma. The active ingredient is allium cepa (onion extract) and there is weak evidence to suggest that this is beneficial but the research behind medierma is some what not convincing. While it will not hurt unless you have a topical allergic reaction, it probably will not help. You are better off to try silastic sheeting or silicone gel + sunblock.

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What is alternative for treating a chemical burn scar?

Massage / revision. Like any scar, the treatment begins with scar massage. I like cocoa butter, but you can use the commercially available products like mederma, as well. If a coulple of months of twice a day massage has not improved the scar enough, consider revision. The whole scar (or just the worst parts) are cut away and the skin is brought together carefully so as to minimize the new scar. Good luck! Read more...

What is a fast way for cleating a chemical burn scar?

Cold water. Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. Read more...

Is it possible for a chemical burn scar to become skin cancer?

Burns & Skin Cancer. Burn scars on the skin can degenerate and transform into skin cancer. If you have a scar that has been present for some time and it begins to break down, bleed or change in any way, you should have it evaluated by a dermatologist. Read more...
Yes. It is not common, but squamous cell carcinoma can arise from a longstanding chemical or heat burn scar. If you have any concerns in this area, be sure to be checked by your pcp or dermatologist for evaluation and biopsy if indicated. Read more...
It is possible. It is possible. Should you have concerns about any changes in the appearance of the scar you should see your friendly dermatologist. Read more...
Burns -> Cancer. It is possible for any burn scar to develop into a cancer. This usually occurs years after the initial injury. A scar that is changing is worth getting checked out. Read more...