Skin cancer: Is there a recommended cream to help reduce scarring?

Posted by Annie @mlenney167, May 28 7:07am

Is there a recommended cream or gel that will help reduce scarring? Just had skin cancer removed from my face – want to minimize the potential damage. I’ve seen conflicting reviews on what’s best

I’d appreciate any input or shared experiences in dealing with this.

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Hi Annie @mlenney167, Thanks for starting this discussion. I see that you have already connected with @barbjo in another discussion on the topic so hopefully other members will join this discussion and share their experience. I did find a couple of review sites that may be helpful.

— Best scar creams 2022: For surgery, burns, acne, and more: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/best-scar-cream
— The 9 Best Scar Creams for 2022 – Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/health/best-scar-cream

Did you get any recommendations or suggestions from the doctor who removed the skin cancer?

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Thanks for all of the suggestions. I have an appointment with my surgeon in about three weeks. I’ll be sure to talk to her then. Hopefully my incision will be closed by then.

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@johnbishop

Hi Annie @mlenney167, Thanks for starting this discussion. I see that you have already connected with @barbjo in another discussion on the topic so hopefully other members will join this discussion and share their experience. I did find a couple of review sites that may be helpful.

— Best scar creams 2022: For surgery, burns, acne, and more: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/best-scar-cream
— The 9 Best Scar Creams for 2022 – Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/health/best-scar-cream

Did you get any recommendations or suggestions from the doctor who removed the skin cancer?

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@johnbishop
Thanks for your reply. The nurse suggested Scar Away gel but also saw another silicon gel – KeloCote that had good reviews online. But was hoping the Mayo Clinic experts had some suggestions to share as well. I’ll research the links you sent too.

Mary

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