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Polysporin on facial scars
Posted on: 08/31/2006
Can you use polysporin on your face to minimize scars. Will it irritate my face and will it work well
Polysporin is an antibiotic ointment which is used to help prevent infection in minor cuts. Minimizing infection may help in preventing further scarring, but Polysporin is generally not used to lighten scars. You should avoid sun exposure to the scar. Some people believe that massaging with vitamin E oil can reduce scarring but other studies have shown that this is not true. For a keloid scar (a thick, raised scar), silicone sheeting (such as Neosporin Scar Solution or Polysporin Scar Solution) or a silicone gel (such as Mederma, Dermatix, Scar Relieve or Kelo-cote) may help reduce the appearance of the scar. For a significant keloid scar, a physician may be able to improve its appearance through steroid injections or through surgical removal.