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NOW CLOSED Do you have a c-section scar less than a year old or an older but still troublesome one? Try the new Kelo-cote silicone gel, £200 JL voucher to be won

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Nov-12 10:31:38

We're looking for 250 Mumsnetters to try out the new Kelo-cote silicone gel for c-section scars. Here's what they say: "Kelo-cote gel self-dries to a waterproof membrane that acts like an extra layer of skin. It's the only silicone gel clinically proven to soften, flatten and smooth the scar while maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the adjacent skin."

We're looking for Mumsnetters who have a either c-section scar that is less than 1 year old or a c-section scar that is less than 3 years old and is still troublesome (i.e red, itchy, raised, sore etc), to try this product over the course of three months. You'll be required to add diary style feedback on how your finding the gel during this time. Each tester will be sent a 15g tube of the silicone gel (RRP £29.99). For full ingredients list please see here.

Feedback will concentrate on what the gel feels like, what it's like to apply as well as your overall views of the gel - and any improvements noted to the appearance and feel of the scar. Please note this is in no way a scientific trial - Kelo-cote are just after testers general views and experiences and anecdotal feedback.

Additionally, we may also ask you to complete a (very) short survey at the end of the three month trial - this will focus on whether you'd be happy to recommend the gel to others and overall ratings.

Kelo-cote would also like some testers to take pictures of their scars at the beginning of trail and once a month thereafter (this is not compulsory though!). All testers who supply four pictures at the end of the trail will also receive a £10 John Lewis voucher and a tube of the new stretch mark cream each (RRP £14.99). If you're happy to take pictures, please tick the relevant box in the sign up form. Please note the pictures may be used on marketing material and the Kelo-cote website as before and after pictures. They will be completely anonymous and all recognisable parts will be removed.

Everyone who adds their feedback to the thread on Mumsnet as required will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £200 John Lewis voucher.

If you'd like to take part, please sign up here.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

Djembe Mon 19-Nov-12 11:05:44

Done! Was feeling my 11mo scar this morning and thinking how annoying it is, it's raised and bumpy. I suppose DS is worth it just about

Done. I have had two c-secs, last one four months ago and my scar is bothersome. Hope I get picked for once!

Northernexile Mon 19-Nov-12 11:39:21

Done! Haven't used anything on my 8mo scar yet, so would be keen to give this a go!

Spoiltexpatbrat Mon 19-Nov-12 11:45:02

Yes please! Two emcs within 23 months...I need all the help I can get sad

McPhee Mon 19-Nov-12 11:51:18

Me please

Scar is 5 months old, and up until 2 months ago was still weeping hmm

Now it's just red, itchy and lumpy and I bloody hate it sad

km479 Mon 19-Nov-12 12:08:41

Done!

NervousAt20 Mon 19-Nov-12 12:47:10

Done smile

CrispsCrispsCrisps Mon 19-Nov-12 12:53:49

Done!

trockodile Mon 19-Nov-12 12:55:29

C-section scar is now 7 years old-but I have a very nasty 2 month old abdominal hysterectomy scar-does that qualify?

snala Mon 19-Nov-12 12:59:58

Done. Going for my 3rd section on Monday so could use this from the start. Had nothing but trouble with previous 2 scars.

NoBloodyMore Mon 19-Nov-12 13:05:07

Done grin

Marrow Mon 19-Nov-12 14:14:23

Does it have to be a scar from a c-section or can it be from other abdominal surgery?

hawthers Mon 19-Nov-12 14:27:19

Done - both mine keloided (sp) despite apparently not being likely to. Allegedly they can be pale and pencil thin, I really hope something can help. Mine us rather angry looking still at 11 months

Newtothisstuff Mon 19-Nov-12 14:29:48

Done.. Mine is 6 months old and my 2nd c section. It itches so much and is massively raised sad

CorporeSarnie Mon 19-Nov-12 14:36:51

I've added my details to the survey. I'd love my scar to look better - 13m on and it is still treoublesome.

Ooh me please I have had 2 c-secs in the last 15 months!

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 19-Nov-12 14:49:03

I had one in 2009, and am having another 21/12, am i eligible?

twojumpingbeans Mon 19-Nov-12 14:58:35

Done!

RockySpeed Mon 19-Nov-12 14:59:16

Done!

tethersend Mon 19-Nov-12 15:09:30

Done- Arf at "all recognisable parts will be removed [from photos]." grin

I may vajazzle up for the challenge wink

WhatEverItIsIDidntDoIt Mon 19-Nov-12 16:24:01

Done, I hope I get picked and it actually works! The itchyness drives me to distraction sometimes grin

melliebobs Mon 19-Nov-12 16:31:58

Done! Hope I get picked. My scar is 8.5 month n gets so itchy but really numb at the same time. It's bizarre n not in a good way

FrankincenseWippery Mon 19-Nov-12 16:45:07

My most recent c-section scar is nearly 4 years old (in Feb), but is still troublesome, sore at times and weepy in the odd spot. Please can I try this too...

trockodile Mon 19-Nov-12 16:46:21

I applied with hysterectomy scar-it is impressive! If that is not ok, obviously don't put me through. Thanks.

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