Further measures

After any procedure, it's possible to further enhance wound healing and reduce the chance of developing unsightly scars.

Vitamins and dietary supplements

The following vitamins and dietary supplements have been shown to increase the speed of wound healing and reduce scarring after procedures.

  • Vitamin C
  • Fish oil

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Topical preparations

The following topical preparations can reduce the risk of wound infection and overgrown scars.

Vitamin E has not been shown to offer any significant benefit to wound healing and scarring, and in fact it may increase the risk of skin inflammation.