Keloid Specialist

Creams, do they really work?

Many creams claim to reduce scars. They contain various ingredients. We classify these creams as good scars creams and bad scar creams. Bad creams contain steroids that may cause side effects like atrophy, depigmentation and telangiectasia (red visible capillaries) and acne (pimples) or folliculitis (hair Infection). These steroid induced pimples or infection may trigger new keloid formation. Good scar creams usually contain silicon. This reduces collagen production without side effects and are very safe. Silicone may be used as cream or sheet and can be combines with pressure tharapy.