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Old 03-23-2001, 03:43 PM   #1
 
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Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

Following my plastic surgeons' advice, I have been using Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on acne scars and after 6 - 8 weeks, watched it peel with new skin underneath.

This new skin is virtually scar free! (Mind you, I dab it 4 - 6 times a day ONLY on the red mark/ scar, not on the entire face)

What I thought was some isolated success from my doctor is now actual truth.

Read this news article from MSNBC, the last paragraph. Here, the doctor explicitly states that the BEST WAY to let any wound heal without scarring is to put ointment or petroleum jelly - which is plain old $1.99 Vaseline. So, like my doctor says, stop letting those other derms get away with making a fast buck on you, when $1.99 Vaseline WORKS clinically.

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I can't believe I was going for $5000 laser resurfacing when my 10 week treatment with Vaseline with this doctor gave me such incredible results.

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Old 03-23-2001, 04:27 PM   #2
 
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

Hi!
I have read many posts on vaseline and now that i read this one, i really think it should work...
But i guess i shouldn't use it as long as i'm still on accutane, right?

 
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Old 03-24-2001, 01:14 AM   #3
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

Unbelievable! I will have to try this. I got 3 red dots on my face from old pimples so they are perfect for testing. Thanks for the info.

 
Old 03-24-2001, 01:31 AM   #4
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

I have marks covering most of my cheeks. Some are dime size and others are like ice picks. Some are leaving little dents in my face. Im going to use vaseline now. Thanks

 
Old 03-26-2001, 09:48 AM   #5
 
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

Billie,

Vaseline is safe and even recommended during Accutane. My doctor who gave me Accutane two years ago gave it for my dry lips and nose (bleeding).

So, I am sure you can use it for your scars.

 
Old 03-26-2001, 10:59 AM   #6
 
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

Yes Phil, but wouldn't an antibacterial
ointment such as neosporin be more effective
(as the article implies)?

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Old 03-26-2001, 12:34 PM   #7
 
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

Inifinity,

My doctor said the secret to perfect healing is to keep the wound/scar TOTALLY MOIST.

That means dabbing Vaseline 6 times a day. I asked him the same Neosporin question - he said, he had patients use it and they ALWAYS are left with a small scar. To get the results from Vaseline, he said, you have to apply Neosporin EVERY hour, which to me is more @#$% than Vaseline.

 
Old 03-29-2001, 03:04 PM   #8
 
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

Angela,

Good luck on the Vaseline - but be careful, you'll have to look a little shiny on those marks for a while.

 
Old 03-29-2001, 05:36 PM   #9
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

Ugh, but six times a day!! Does this stuff work for scars/red marks that have been present for like..half a year to a year? I dunno..

Maybe I'll try this in the summer, I can't handle that upkeep in school...would a month and a half be enough to get rid of old faded scars?

- J

 
Old 03-29-2001, 06:16 PM   #10
 
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

Yes, 6 times a day. It's a pain but doing it for those weeks is better than having UGLY marks.

6 times is manageable if you plan a little.

I only dab it 3 times at work. Once, when I reach work. Another at lunch and finally before I catch the bus to leave.

The other 3 are- when I wake up, after dinner and before I sleep.

 
Old 03-29-2001, 07:38 PM   #11
 
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

I'm trying vaseline and it seems to be working. Hmmm maybe the reason why some people have had success with vitamin E is a result of keeping their wound moisturized as opposed to the actual vitamin E.

 
Old 03-29-2001, 08:11 PM   #12
 
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

I'm glad you having success with Vaseline!

I told a friend about this but he thought I was an idiot. But seriously, Vaseline really heals wounds by repairing the scar. Ask any plastic surgeon that- they all use $1.99 Vaseline for wound healing (even though they sell $$$ products).

 
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hey phillaser,have u had any more breakouts since u got that procedure done.how do you stay clear????wat do u eat??wat dont u eat??i cant wait till the day im totally free of scars.

 
Old 03-30-2001, 09:43 AM   #14
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

Yeah, what about the new breaking ones? And also, can I get some advice on curing cyst as well?

Thanks.

 
Old 03-30-2001, 11:07 AM   #15
 
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Re: Clinical proof that Vaseline HEALS acne scars and red marks

A Guy,

I prevent breakouts by a special skincare routine. I also changed my diet entirely to have the Atkins diet -high proteins, no breads, pasta but lots of vegetables.

I also drink 2 glasses of Soy- this is important esp. if you are male and under 25.
The soy diminishes excess androgens which stimulate acne.

Lastly, I took my derm's advice- went to the health food store and got the 3 supplements.

 
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