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Do Scar Creams really work?

By July 13, 2008 - 7:19pm
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I've seen a few scar creams being advertised (also claims to work on stretch marks). Do these really work? Are some brands better than others?

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yes it really work .I now a friend how used one and its really amazing .
if you want to buy something like that you would enter this site http://mhlnk.com/C5A88229

September 5, 2013 - 7:53am

Scars have the best lightening success rate when they are more recent. Any scar treatment such as Mederma, ScarGuard, Aloe, and Vitamin E will help diminish the look of the scar but never completely make it invisible. The smaller and lighter it is to begin with, the better it will ultimately look. I am a believer of going with the simple stuff that will more than likely work as well as the expensive creams. Even the expensive $200 cream will never completely remove a scar or stretch marks.

Just make sure that whatever you decide to go with should be applied daily, sometimes multiple times in a day for a few weeks/months prior to seeing any improvement. Don't be discouraged if it's been a week and your scar still looks the same, just keep applying your cream.

I also wanted to point out that if your scar is recent, it should be protected from the sun for at least one year. A recent scar exposed to the sun will darken and instead you want it to do the opposite. Good Luck!

February 9, 2010 - 8:33am
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Try [link removed by EmpowHer Moderator] , there is a ton of information on scar treatment creams, home remedies, and scarring removal.

August 4, 2009 - 6:28pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Went to [link removed by EmpowHer Moderator], it's an obvious front for a specific brand called Celtrixa. I can't speak to the effecticity of the product, I have not tried it, but I can't help but be skeptical of what they sell when their marketing tactics are misleading and highly questionable.

February 9, 2010 - 12:27am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

For a more trustworthy source, here's what the mayo clinic has to say about it... Over-the-counter scar cream is widely available, but it isn't likely to produce significant results. Although scar cream may help reduce the appearance of some scars, results vary — and no scar can be completely erased. If you're concerned about the appearance of a scar, ask your doctor about other treatment options. Possibilities may include prescription corticosteroid creams, silicone-based products, laser treatment, or collagen or steroid injections.

February 9, 2010 - 12:31am

I've used aloe vera on a pretty bad oven burn (once it had a few days to heal) and now I can barely see it. Also used it after I burned myself on an iron several years ago. No scar at all.

July 14, 2008 - 8:42am

I had great success with lotion with vitamin E in it. That was for a rather new scar, though. I have also tried Mederma. You have to use it a lot to be successful (& I couldn't keep up with the regimen) & it smells.

July 13, 2008 - 9:26pm
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