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    scars

    Many of us have large scars from post-injury fusions, rod implantation, etc. Just wondering if there's any kind of cream or lotion that can soften those racing stripes?

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    I have heard you can get the acne meds to do it. Like the retin-a and tazorac creams.

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    Try Mederma.

    www.mederma.com

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    Depends on the type of scar you are talking about. Sounds like Keloid scars are your concern?

    OTC meds may help, but very minimally. Retin-A is script, but this will not help keloid scarring. Alpha and Beta hydroxy work similarly but differently as well - on dif levels of dermis, in treating acne, also works to slough off surface/dead layer skin.

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    1:1 mix of 100% aloe vera gel & extra virgin olive oil. Apply to scar and massage regularly. Works wonders on scars and is also a great general purpose skin lotion.

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    My dad recently related a story about a woman he once dated who got rid of her scars using pure camphor oil. I have been meaning to give it a try myself, but haven't gotten around to getting the camphor oil yet and trying it. But it is on my "to-do" list....

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    How about Vitamin E?

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    Damage recommended mederma. That's what I use and it works pretty well I apply it 3x's a day

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    Vitamin E will not really do anything once the scar is there.

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    For surgical scars you may want to try opening a Vitamin E capsule and then apply the contents twice a day to the affected area. Try doing this for one month and see if you have noticed any changes.

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