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Unread 01-28-2002, 06:23 AM
Scars

Does anybody know of anything that can be done to help scars become less red at a later stage? I had my surgery on 11/30, and the scars are still pretty red. I have both an incision scar and staple marks. Thanks!
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Unread 01-28-2002, 07:19 AM
Scars

I have heard of using vitamin E

There have been some posts in recent weeks on that subject. Wish I knew what to recommend searching for....
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Unread 01-28-2002, 07:20 AM
Scars

I have heard of using vitamin E oil

There have been some posts in recent weeks on that subject. Wish I knew what to recommend searching for....
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Unread 01-28-2002, 07:35 AM
Scars

I had my hysterectomy on 11/9, and my scar is still red. The staple marks are still visible, but they are fading. My scar is 51/4" long. It is raised. It has faded a little, but I still have a long way to go. A nurse told me it would take at least six months for it to fade. I asked my doctor if it is ok to use Vitamin E oil and aloe vera gel on the scar; he said yes. He said NOT to use any steroids on the scar. I am applying VItamin E oil 2 or 3 times a day, and aloe vera
about once a day. Does anyone have "twinges" in the area surrounding their scar?
After my surgery I noticed I had developed patches of tiny red spots around my nose and mouth. The redness comes and goes. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Unread 01-28-2002, 07:47 AM
Scars

I heard of a product called Mederma, it's quite expensive but i hear it works real well on surgical scars. I wish someone would reply who has used this product to give us better feedback. You can buy it as most big drugstores.
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Unread 01-28-2002, 08:03 AM
Scars

I was just going to post about Mederma. It is very expensive. $26 for a small tube, but it has a money back guarantee. I would check with my DR first. My scar is still red also. My next appointment I'm asking about it.
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Unread 01-28-2002, 11:34 AM
mederma

about 6 mos post op from sah. tried the mederma. waste of money. returned it for refund. ditto vitamin e.

the scar is fading quickly, and i expect and hope yours will too.

hugs, fig
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Unread 01-28-2002, 12:36 PM
scars

Mine is still read too. The dr said the scar would fade some and the staple marks would fade completely. Think of it as a badge of honor. You went, You conquered, you came home. You are a heroine and the scar proves it. Ellenstorm
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Unread 01-31-2002, 02:37 PM
Scars

I heard on the Dr. Gabe Mirkin radio show that a cortizone injection for scarring may be beneficial especially if it's a raised scar, has anyone experienced this? How has that worked?
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Unread 01-31-2002, 03:23 PM
Scars

Boy can I relate to this. I have tried everything, Mederma, the silicone strips, silicone gel, cortisone - all a waste of money in my opinion. Finally went to see a plastic surgeon. He told me scars go through an ugliness curve and may actually get worse over a course of a year, after that they will begin to improved quite dramatically with time (1-2years). So the options are wait (sorry by the time it fades I will be too old to care, or surgical revision. I am going to opt for this as it has been six months now for me (he wouldn't touch it before then). I will let you know how it turns out. PJ
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