Retin-A for Body Scars Due to Excessive Picking?

I have an anxiety issue where I subconsciously pick at wounds until they scar horribly. I was told that Retin-A cream is good for scars. I already use Retin-A 0.05% cream for wrinkles and was wondering if it would be helpful for scars on my body also. Thanks!

Doctor Answers 1

Scars from Picking

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I have seen multiple patients with the PICKING SYNDROME.

Before you start treating the scars, you need a psychological evaluation and psychotherapy. Once treated, you can start treating your scars.

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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