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Getting Rid of the Scars???!!! Getting Rid of the Scars???!!!

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Unread 05-18-2003, 10:30 AM
Getting Rid of the Scars???!!!

I have had 2 C-sections and a post C-sec hernia repair around my belly button. Now have a brand new Hysterectomy scar down near the c-sec ones.... Any advice on how to minimize the scar?Do those 'Malderma' silicone gel or strips work? Laser correction later on???
Any Advice? Chris Sweet
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Unread 05-18-2003, 07:52 PM
Getting Rid of the Scars???!!!

Thank you for asking this question. I am really interested in the answers from others. I have a vertical incision. I have used Marderma since 8wks post (it is exactly a month today). No improvement (red, ugly, itchy, burning sensation,..). Other sisters, please share your experiences in treating your scars.
Unread 05-19-2003, 12:11 PM

You might want to do a search of previous threads on this topic. I know that I had asked the same question a few months ago and got some good replies.

I've tried a few products and can't really say which one worked better than the others. I had gotten really frustrated at the 6 mo point because my scar was still really a vivid, dark purple and scared me everytime I saw myself in the mirror! I'm now at the 9 mo. point and noticed that it is fading very well. I'm sure the time it takes will also vary by each person.

If I had to make a suggestion, I'd say the Curad Scar Therapy worked the best for me. It seemed to help shrink/reduce the hardness of the incision.

Hope this helps!
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Unread 05-19-2003, 09:11 PM
Getting Rid of the Scars???!!!

Once my incision had healed, I used Vitamin E on it every night. Now, at almost four months post-op, my scar is all but invisible!


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