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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.

Ask Any Question About Scars & Reducing Them

Postby Make_Me_Heal_Team » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:00 pm

Hello everyone,

The last thing anyone wants following a cosmetic surgery is the tell-tale sign of scars. In this message board, you can ask anything about scars and get answers from Make Me Heal professionals and scar experts about how to heal and reduce the appearance of your scars that are new or old, scar reduction creams, silicone scar sheets, and scar reduction techniques.

If you prefer assistance with your questions privately, feel free to contact us at our Message Center at: http://www.makemeheal.com/contactus or toll-free at 866-363-4325.

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You can find a wide array of scar reduction creams, scar sheets, and other products to minimize your scars at our Scar Reduction Shop.

We look forward to helping you in your efforts to get the best result.
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scar lightening

Postby frenchjunky » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:59 pm

What is the best product you've used successfully for lightening dark flat small cannula scars?
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Postby michellepaek » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:59 pm

Hi frenchjunky!

Are your scars raised? If so, then silicone sheets are great because they apply pressure to help flatten and reduce them. The silicone sheets are really easy to use because you put them on directly on top of the scars and just leave them there for 12 hours. After 12 hours, you want to take them off so that you can wash them with warm water and a mild soap to keep them clean and in the best condition so that you can wear them for 3 weeks.
If the scars are less than 1 inch x 1 inch, then the following would be appropriate for you:

Biodermis Scar Reduction Silicone Squares or Circles (6 pieces) (Self-Adhesive)
http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=13193

Otherwise there are many different sizes available at the link below(you can always get a larger silicone sheet and cut them into the sizes that you need):
Click here for Silicone Sheets

If you would rather use a scar reducing cream, then you may want to take a look at the Scar Esthetique Reduction Cream, which is made with many scar reducing ingredients to help reduce the scar at the cellular level. It absorbs into your skin so that no one can tell you have anything on over your scar. It's our most popular scar cream and MANY have been happy with their results:

Scar Esthetique Reduction Cream (w/Silicone, Arnica, Antioxidants, Copper Peptides, Co-Q10)
http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=15690

Another popular scar reducing product is the Kelo-Cote Gel. When it dries, it leaves a clear film over the scar so that when the film is gone, you know that you need to reapply the gel. This gel helps to reduce redness, discoloration, and smooth/reduce scars.

Kelo-cote Scar Gel
http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10066

Let me know if you have any questions about these products and I'll be happy to help.
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scar

Postby frenchjunky » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:27 pm

thanks!
my scars are very small and flat, but red. what do you think about scarguard scarlight?
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Postby michellepaek » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:53 am

Hi frenchjunky,

Some people swear by Scarguard and others are so-so with it. I think that you'll be getting a better deal if you went with the Scar Esthetique Reduction Cream as it's gotten very positive feedback from many patients and it's cheaper than the Scarguard. But if you'd rather get the Scarguard, you can find it below:

ScarGuard ScarGuard Lightener
http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=19624
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Postby ross1 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:47 am

Hi!

COuld you recommend anything (gels, laser treatment or whatever) for hypopigmented (white) scar after lipo (10 months post-op), to return more natural color? Thank you.
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Postby goldenchick » Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:06 pm

I just wish that they would invent something that keeps the silicone sheets on. I have tried them all, and I don't care what I do, they slip off and role up immediatly. I have heard this hundreds of times.

I tape them on with 3m tape, but that doesn't stick to the sheet, so it only holds the ends on, not the middle.

Anyone found some way to keep them on?
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Silicone Sheeting

Postby scarinfo » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:25 pm

Hi Goldenchik!

I have found that after washing the scar, let it air dry and then swab with an alcohol wipe, let it air dry then apply the silicone sheeting. Many times soap may leave a residue on the skin and will make the silicone and tape less likely to stick. Wearing the silicone under your undergarments may help to keep it in place as well. Hope this helps.

Cathy Burney, MPH, CHES
Scar Heal & Scar Esthetique
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Postby ross1 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:26 pm

Hi, I see my question about the white (hypopigmented) scars was ignored. I'm not sure if you don't have any answer or just missed it. These are 1-year-old scars, not raised, relatively smooth, but look like white spots, simmetrical and quite visible. Is there efficient laser therapy or any oinments? Would anti-vitiligo treatments be efficient against white scars? thank you.
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Summers Chromelin Complexion Blender

Postby michellepaek » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:55 pm

Hi ross1,

Sorry about the late reply. I think you should take a look at Summers Chromelin Complexion Blender, which is designed to treat hyperpigmentation.

Summers Chromelin Complexion Blender
http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10925

Hope that helps!
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Scar treatment that worked

Postby dtanner10 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:13 pm

My husband had abdominal surgery over 2 months ago. His incision completely closed up 3 weeks ago. One week ago he applied the silicone scar sheet by Scar Esthetique 1.5" X 9" as directed and vitamin E
70,000 IU and the scar is almost completely flat. I recommend the scar strips because they worked for him. :D
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Postby dcup » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:08 pm

Are there any more current findings/opinions regarding new scars from a Benelli lift w/crease augmentation? I'm 7 days post op and confused about vitamin E versus silicone sheets, since they can't be used simultaniously.
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anyone use the creams

Postby chazzypink » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:39 am

I am 24 days PO. I have been using mederma creamy for 4 dyas now. I have noticed that the redness in my scar is getting lighter. I noticed no one mentioned mederma. And if it worked for anyone else. And if I use the silicone sheets what brand an where can i get them
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Postby dcup » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:04 pm

Read down this thread, from the top to learn more about silicone scar sheet use. It's amazing. I purchased and used silicone sheets and at 9 weeks PO, I have ZERO scars around my areolas from the Beneli lift and the crease scars from my augmentation are very faint. Also, I've read not to use Mederma til all scabbing has sluffed off. My surgeon recommend use of the silicone scar sheeting for 8-10 weeks. I'm sure glad he did.
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Postby desi_uk » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:23 pm

Hi i think i have internal scar tissue inside my cheek, which makes my cheek look puffed out. Does anyone know anyway i can reduce the internal scar tissue inside my cheek?
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