Cosmetic Corner

Cosmetic Corner: Dermatologists Weigh in on Scar Treatments

Leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on the top scar treatments. See what they’re recommending to their patients and why.


To improve patient care and outcomes, leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on scar treatments. Consideration must be given to:

  • bioCorneum+
Enaltus, LLC
“bioCorneum+ has been our go-to scar topical. We generally start after suture removal for several months after surgery. We have seen some very nice results, and patients seem to like it. Physicians like it too, as it has a unique combination of silicone and sunscreen.”—Joel L. Cohen, MD, Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Mederma Scar Cream Plus SPF 30
Merz North America, Inc
“This scar treatment helps reduce the appearance of scars and also has SPF 30 to prevent darkening.”—Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, New York, New York
  • Organic vitamin E oil
Manufacturers vary
“Massage into the scar several times daily.”—Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York
  • ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets
Enaltus, LLC
“The sheets can be used on both new and mature scars with efficacy and have been shown in some cases to reduce the pruritus and erythema associated with hypertrophic scars.”—Monica Schadlow, MD, New York, New York
  • Scar Recovery Gel with Centelline
SkinMedica, an Allergan Company
“For scar treatment, I prefer SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel, which contains Centelline and works to fade erythematous scars. It works best when patients apply daily and rub into the hypertrophic scar.”—Elizabeth K. Hale, MD, New York, New York

Cutis invites readers to send us their recommendations. Body scrubs, OTC acne treatments, self-tanners, and cleansing devices will be featured in upcoming editions of Cosmetic Corner. Please e-mail your recommendation(s) to the Editorial Office.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. and shall not be used for product endorsement purposes. Any reference made to a specific commercial product does not indicate or imply that Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. endorses, recommends, or favors the product mentioned. No guarantee is given to the effects of recommended products.

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