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Scar Removal Treatment That Works

Updated on May 3, 2009

Most common used scar products like Mederma, cocoa butter and the topical use of vitamin E do not seem to be effective at all. At least there is no proven efficacy.

Various studies show these products did not improve scar appearance. A prominent dermatology website advices doctors to tell their patients that applying these products to their scars will likely not cause any harm but will not improve them.

So despite the many positive reviews online the cold facts about these over the counter scar treatment products show either no significant efficacy or there has not been done any research to determine the efficacy of the product. (On Lime, cucumber and lemon juice and cocoa butter are no studies done)

A scar product that works!

But there is one product which efficacy is backed up by scientific proof. Different clinical trials on the efficacy of silicone scar sheets have shown that keloid and hypertrophic scars really improved the appearance of scars. This 'golden standard in scar treatment' is recommended by many dermatologists, plastic surgeons and burn centers.

Promising is the use of honey on wounds and scars in order to reduce scar tissue. Although more research has to be done on the use of honey as a scar treatment product, it is known for centuries that honey can be very beneficial for wound care. A recent extensive review concluded that honey also minimizes scarring and speeds healing by stimulating new tissue growth. Many dermatologists say applying honey to a healing wound or existing scar has not shown to be harmful and may improve scar appearance.

Well, what's the best getting rid of scars advice?

It's best not to only think in terms of products but more in terms of what you can do to improve the appearance of a scar.

For instance, massaging the scar can help a lot. Then there are recent trials showing an increased temperature will significantly increase the process that reduces scar tissue. So the use of for example paraffin wax can be a good addition to removing scars. Furthermore, hydration is essential. Keeping the scar tissue and surrounding skin moisturized also adds to effective scar therapy.


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      Harriet 7 years ago

      Shea butter is the best for scars

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      Uva Be Dolezal 8 years ago from Washington State, searching for home town.

      Shea butter - I've got a substantial scar "collection" and it seems to especially help the skin in the surrounding area around the scar. The pink of the scar just take time, the keloid tissue does seem to be somewhat soothed by the shea butter also, but this type of skin growth seems to be another kind of scar tissue all together. It grows fast, then it stops, and then seems to change slowly, or pale like the new pink scars.