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Ask Any Question About Scars & Reducing Them

Ask questions and get answers about how to heal and reduce the appearance of your scars, scar creams, scar silicone sheets, and scar reduction techniques.

Postby sarahl » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:21 pm

The best treatment we can recommend...is time. The scar tissue should soften over time, especially if you massage the lumps with your fingertips as it will help break up the scar tissue (check with your doctor for his or her recommendations for scar massage before starting).

The changes will be very gradual, but if you don't notice any improvement after a month or two, you can consider a tiny bit of steroid injected into the area to reduce the inflammation. This has to be done very carefully though, because too much steroids or steroids injected into the wrong place can cause a depression.
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under chin scar

Postby frojo49 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:43 pm

I had a facelift last WEdnesday and he had to make a small incision under my chin. What do you recommend using to flatten and lighten this area? They gave me a sample of Kelo-Cote gel. Is that good and how soon can I start using?
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Postby sarahl » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:39 pm

Kelocote is really good but you cannot use it until your incisions are closed. There is a great gel that you can use while the incisions are still open - it's called Wound Be Gone and you can find it at the link below:

http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=54140

This gel/cream prevents the wound from becoming contaminated and speeds the healing process.

Good luck :)
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Postby jake33 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:03 am

Hi, I have hypertrophic scars that are also red and I got some scaraway silicone sheets for this is this good? I still get acne and I'm currently treating with benzoyl peroxide...will the silicone sheets make me break out in that area or maybe help with acne? I move around a lot in my sleep so how do I keep my sheets on? Do silicone sheets only work for raised scars or do they help with color (hyperpigmented) because I have scars that are really red, but I don't think they are raised, but I have had them for more than a year? Sorry for all the questions but i'm desperate to get rid of these scars. Thank you!!!
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Postby jessica.c » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:54 pm

hi jake33,

You have asked some great questions! Keep them coming because that's what this message board is all about! Silicone sheets are great for old, new, raised, flat, red or none pigmentated scars. Since you will be using this on your face I would recommend that you use the benzoyl peroxide during the day (and maybe use a face wash with salicylic acid) and then use the silicone sheet at night. The silicone sheet may shift around but to avoid this I would recommend getting the extra $4 scar sheet tape (found on the same page as the silicone sheet). This will help you tape the sheet in place at night. Another trick to help you get rid of your acne is to consistently wash your pillowcases (once a week). Also, the brand you are using is not medical grade and therefore our silicone sheets may be better because they are medical grade.


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Re: Ask Any Question About Scars & Reducing Them

Postby SinkShips » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:52 am

I got my appendix removed when I was 13. This left me with three small scars: one in my belly button, one right below, and a third just above my mons pubis. The middle one has always bothered me because it looks like "a second belly button." It is about an inch long, and 3mm wide. It's horizontal. No matter how many sit-ups I do, or how much weight I lose, it's always bothered me.. I was very very skinny until about age 23 (5'8", 118lbs to 155lbs now at age 27). Now that I'm older and have gained weight, it's much worse. Instead of just a noticeable scar, it looks like I have a muffin-top when I actually don't. From the front, it looks like a 'before' picture of someone who's lost weight and has the stomach hanging down (like a little sad face), and from the side, my stomach is flat (enough haha) except for the part between my belly button and the scar, where it bulges out. It is so gross looking. It's even in the way with what pants I wear. If they're too high, I look like I'm wearing mom jeans. If they're too low, my faux muffin-top hangs over them, making me look fat (fatter than I actually am anyway). If they hit right at the belly button, they're too tight there, and too big everywhere else. Argh!!

Is there anything that can be done about this? I hate it.

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Re: Ask Any Question About Scars & Reducing Them

Postby lisa10111 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:26 am

Has anyone tried Contractubex or Dermatix? Do these stuff work? And do they work on very old scabs?
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Re: Ask Any Question About Scars & Reducing Them

Postby nimmi00001 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:26 am

I'm really worried .. My daughter is having these spots on her face which have occurred after her acne problem. The pigmentation is all gone but the scars are there for so long and i haven't found any reliable product which could make her scars disappear . Please help . I've heard of this product InviCible Scars Advanced Scar Treatment | For Scars & Dark Spots
Is it worth buying ? I have also heard about Mederma Skin Care for Scars, Scarring & Stretch Marks | Mederma.com. Please tell me what are your views regarding both these products ?
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Re: Ask Any Question About Scars & Reducing Them

Postby Zarah » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:24 am

Hey, I just want to share that rose hip oil is REALLY GOOD STUFF for fresh new scars of any kind. I decided to pick a bottle from the store and read about it online, since someone here mentioned it.

I've been massaging my one month old surgical scar on my face & it's helped alot with fading the color and plumping up the incision.


I highly recommend it. I apply it at night before going to bed and massage it like crazy.
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Re: Ask Any Question About Scars & Reducing Them

Postby Victoriasmilex » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:54 am

I'm having these acne scars.I just noticed them that they’ve started to look visible . I'm thinking of trying invicible scars on them.I've been hearing that invicible can be used every day and under makeup or sunscreen and results can be noticed in as little as two weeks. Has anyone here tried it ? Scar Zone and Scar Guard caused me allergies within a week of using it so i am very much scared now. Any response would be highly appreciated :(
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Re: Ask Any Question About Scars & Reducing Them

Postby Victoriasmilex » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:54 am

I'm having these acne scars.I just noticed them that they’ve started to look visible . I'm thinking of trying invicible scars on them.I've been hearing that invicible can be used every day and under makeup or sunscreen and results can be noticed in as little as two weeks. Has anyone here tried it ? Scar Zone and Scar Guard caused me allergies within a week of using it so i am very much scared now. Any response would be highly appreciated :(
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Re: Ask Any Question About Scars & Reducing Them

Postby Icecheermom » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:34 am

I had hernia surgery 17 days ago. I have an incision about 2 and half inches long above my navel. It is healing well. I have a tiny bit of redness. The skin looks sort of puckery, not completely flat.
I am interested in buying something to make sure I get the best result possible as far as a scar. I am very sensitive- fragrance in products turns my skin red and itchy. Generally, I heal very well- my c- section scar and gall bladder done with laproscopy scars are visible only when you look for them , and I used nothing to prevent scars because I did not know there was anything.
Given my sensitivity, the size of my incision and that I generally heal well, what product would you recommend? Also when do I start using it?
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Re: Ask Any Question About Scars & Reducing Them

Postby mia123456789 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:40 am

Invicible is good. Yes you can certainly give it a try. Good Luck
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