Does scar cream work?

Answers from Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D.

Over-the-counter scar cream is widely available, but it isn't likely to produce significant results. Although scar cream may help reduce the appearance of some scars, results vary — and no scar can be completely erased. If you're concerned about the appearance of a scar, ask your doctor about other treatment options. Possibilities may include prescription corticosteroid creams, silicone-based products, laser treatment, or collagen or steroid injections.

Jul. 12, 2008 See more Expert Answers