Can A&D ointment be used instead of vaseline on laser age spots?

Doctor Answers 3

Melarase PM

Melarase PM is an excellent cream to use after laser treatment of dark scars. 

Best, 

Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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A/D Ointment Over Vaseline

I suggest vaseline or aquaphor, I do not like the lanolin content in the A/D ointment.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Post laser treatment of age spots

Thank you for your question.  It is best to use vasaline on a wound after a procedure.  Vasaline has been shown to improve healing of the wound and has a very low risk for an allergic reaction or irritation.  A&D ointment has more ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction or irritation to the wound that could look like an infection.  I recommend only using vasaline to avoid these complications.

Lisa Zaleski-Larsen, DO, FAAD
San Diego Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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