I had surgery to remove skin cancer on my face and the scar was quite shocking. Everybody in the street was starring at me. I used Rose Hip (Rosa mosqueta) oil first and then a very expensive cream for one year, La crème de la Mer. Now, if you don't know and don't look for it, you don't notice it.
But most important, avoid the sun during one year minimum. Cover the scar with a plaster or tape. I cut a strip of gauze and put surgical paper tape on the borders, so the skin could breath and not get damp with sweat.
Hello. When dd had an op on her face aged 1, I asked the plastic surgeon what I should use. I suggested bio oil. He said use e45. He said it does the job just as well as any other creams and is less expensive.
Thanks for suggestions. Yes the stiches are on face. am using nivea, e45 & cocoa butter (last recommended by friend) - oil formulation he doesn't like whereas will let Mummy use the cream ! Hopefully in time it will fade .