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So I am on my 3rd silicone strip ($85.00 each). You can only use a silicone sheet for one month max. I use medical tape toward the end to hold it in place. I just don't get how they work. There is no medicine being released. It is just a strip so how does it smooth our your scar. It is also super pricey. This is the third one I purchased and I am sure I will need another one in a month. Just curious what peoples thoughts are with the strip. I wear it constantly, but just think I am wasting my time and money. I feel a cream may be better.
I'm kind of disappointed to hear about your experience because I'm counting on my silicone strips to work. I've been using them for about 2 weeks and I've been watching my scars fade before my eyes. I actually have a control scar which is my test to see if they are what is helping or if it's just the natural fading that would be happening without them anyway. I have a scar on my leg from about a year ago where I had a melanoma removed that has been red and raised. After 2 weeks it has turned more pale and less raised. I was using a little piece of my ScarFx 22inch long one that I cut off on my belly button then I bought an oleva one that is meant for the bb. Well the oleva one never comes in contact with my bb. The ScarFx presses right againts it and stays stuck to it but the one made for the BB pulls away even when I tape it because it's too flimsy and the bb dips in a little. I'm using ScarFx on my tummy tuck incision and bb (and leg where I had the melanoma) and I ordered Oleva for my breast lift and aug just becasue it looked like the best shape. I hope the Oleva for my breasts works out better then the one for my bb did. I ordered 3 for my bb so I need to return 2 and I'm sure that will be a roil pain in the ass but it's like $100 total for the two. Anyway, I hope you start to get results. I was reading about scar reduction on the internet and it sounded like silicone strips are really supposed to work. My ps also said they help (although he didn't think I needed them because he thought my scars would fade just fine on their own but he doesn't have to live with the scar's 24 hours a day like I do).
I don't know about the strips, but I will tell you what has worked for me. My PS sells a cream called Biocorneum+. It's a patented silicon cream with spf 30. I apply it twice a day. It's pricey, I paid $130. He told me to begin applying it after my 2nd post op appointment one week after surgery. It is truly amazing, how the scars improve from day to day. At this point I'm only 12 days post op and my incision is totally healed in most parts, except were my drains are. Great stuff.
I used the silicone scar sheets after my first BA/BL in 2003 and by my first year anniversary - my scars were barely noticeable. I just had a BA re-do with CC removal in April. I have been using the scar sheets again (I purchase the walgreens brand for about 19.99) and can definitely tell a difference. I just cut them in half.
BA/BL - 2003 BA Re-Do w/CC Removal April 2011 FTT w/MR - Jan 18, 2012
Hi I was wondering how the biocorneum is working out for you do you have any pictures? My ps just had me start on it 2 days ago. Thanks
Thisoneisforme wrote:I don't know about the strips, but I will tell you what has worked for me. My PS sells a cream called Biocorneum+. It's a patented silicon cream with spf 30. I apply it twice a day. It's pricey, I paid $130. He told me to begin applying it after my 2nd post op appointment one week after surgery. It is truly amazing, how the scars improve from day to day. At this point I'm only 12 days post op and my incision is totally healed in most parts, except were my drains are. Great stuff.
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