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What scar treatments are available?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Scar treatments include creams, injections, laser therapy, and surgical excision. Most commonly used creams and sprays include: Vitamin E, onion extract, and silicone . Steroid injections with kenalog may be useful to decrease collagenase activity and reduce the thickness of collage. Laser therapy may include YAG or Yrbium lasers to reduce pigmentation and redness from blood vessels (telangiectasia). Finally, surgical excision on hypertrophic and widespread scars may be useful.

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