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Old 10-14-2008, 03:30 PM
 
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I have an awful scar on my head. Is there any cream or lasers I can use to fade the scar without damaging the surrounding hair?
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Earth
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cocoa butter?
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:06 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I know that when I had surgery, the dr told me to poke a hole in a vitamin e capsule and use the liquid directly on the scar, or the area that was healing.

I think that the area I had surgery on looks pretty good, scar is very light, imo
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I had a couple of wrist surgeries. My doctor had me rub cocoa butter on it. Honestly I did not see it lighten it much and in the summer it does not tan so it stands out. I have also heard to use vitamin E but have never tried it.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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Mederma.....your local pharmacy sells it.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago 'burbs'
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Mederma works great. I used it on a scar on my daughters face when she was little. You can hardly see it now.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:48 PM
 
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I recommend silicone sheets to patients with scar issues, seems to work the best and there are clinical studies to back up its effectiveness.


Effectiveness of silicone sheets in the prevention...[Ann Plast Surg. 1996] - PubMed Result
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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I have an awful scar on my head. Is there any cream or lasers I can use to fade the scar without damaging the surrounding hair?
I had a motorcycle accident a while back Moderator cut: too new to make specific recs, read TOS on the really bad scars on my chin i have been going in for laser scar removal. Its a lot like the laser tattoo removal I found a lot of sites online with all kinds of information on it.

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Old 02-07-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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Marc, does the laser take the scars away completely or does it lesson it to a degree?
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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Marc, does the laser take the scars away completely or does it lesson it to a degree?
Nothing can get rid of scars completely

Laser treatments for scars basically blend them in but don't erase them
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