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What is a good scar medicine?

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While there is no particular medicine to reduce scarring, keeping a wound clean and covered as well as avoiding picking at the scab help prevent scarring in the first place, according to WebMD. An antibiotic cream applied daily helps keep the skin moist and prevents infection, which can lead to further scarring. Sunscreen, silicone gel sheeting and breaching cream help to reduce the appear of scars.

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Sunscreen works by minimizing the appearance of a scar and preventing hyperpigmentation, according to WebMD. A sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays is the recommended choice. Silicone gel sheeting is also placed on a scar to help fade a scar or prevent it from worsening. These sheets are available through a pharmacy or a dermatologist's office. Bleaching creams are also effective in helping to treat darkened scars and lighten their appearance. Concealer is used to minimize the appearance of a scar. There are also many over-the-counter medicines and products that purport the ability to minimize the appearance of scars. However, these are not recommended.

Other approaches to ridding the body of scars include injecting collagen or fat into a scar to raise a sunken scar, steroid injections into the scar, dermabrasion and laser resurfacing and surgery.

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