The question is:
Title: How does vaseline compare with generically branded petroleum jelly in terms of cosmetic outcome for wound healing?
I wonder how vaseline compare with generically branded petroleum jelly in terms of cosmetic outcome for wound healing (scar appearance). Assume a small and rather superficial wound, e.g. resulting from a small shave biopsy.
What I have found so far:
Vaseline is the original, name brand for petroleum jelly. Theoretically, there is no difference between the name brand and generic brands. However, Unilever, the company that makes Vaseline, claims that they only use the highest quality ingredients and a special purification and filtration process. There may be small variations in consistency, smoothness, or even fragrance with Vaseline and generic brands. However, there does not appear to be a difference in safety between products. The best advice is to read the label. It should be simply 100 percent petroleum jelly.
But they don't mention cosmesis.
I'm guessing this is a marketing claim with no medical consequence, but was curious if by any chance there was an actual difference impact on cosmesis.
I believe this is a quite general question for improving the cosmetic outcome following wound treatment. It doesn't strike me as a personal medical advice but instead is a generic question on a typical treatment.
Why was the question closed by 1 mod as "requesting personal medical advice"?