Do over-the-counter scar lightening topicals ever work to lighten a circumcision scar? After 16 years of being there, would the scar even be able to lighten? If so, can anyone recommend any products that may lighten a circ scar? I'm not looking to make it disappear completely; that would be impossible. I'm just looking for some improvement. Thanks in advance.
Skin lightening creams don't work very well, but to the extent that they work, they do it by reducing melanin, so I think there's some chance they may make some difference.
However, the skin on your shaft is particularly sensitive. It would be important to do a small trial first, in case you get a bad reaction to it.
Is it worth worrying about? But let us know how it goes if you do try it.