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Scars - anything I can put on them?

(12 Posts)
undercoverelephant Thu 10-Sep-09 11:24:06

Apart from make up?

DS2 is 3, accident prone and seems to have skin that scars very easily. He has a scratch on his face from several months ago that, although healed, seems to "resurface" from time to time.
Would a moisturiser help? I've used E45 but wondered if anyone knows of a better alternative?
I'm wondering if the scar will ever go!

alibubbles Thu 10-Sep-09 14:43:17

I have just bought some cream called Dermatix. I have just had Carpal tunnel surgery and my scar is very knobbly and uneven. I have used it for a few days and it seems to be improving.

It is expensive, £29.95 but it will obviously last a very long time, the feedback is good. You maya be able to get it on prescription, look hereI thought it was worth a try and would definitely use it on a child's face

undercoverelephant Thu 10-Sep-09 18:14:40

thanks for your reply
It might be a worthwhile investment since DS does seem to falling/bumping into things!

Snowtiger Thu 10-Sep-09 18:18:15

You could try Bio-Oil, good for stretch marks & scars etc, and about a tenner a bottle I think, from Boots. Smells nice too!

ErikaMaye Thu 10-Sep-09 18:20:32

Another vote for Bio-Oil. You do have to keep using it, but does help after a while. You can buy it from most supermarkets and health shops, and also online

undercoverelephant Thu 10-Sep-09 20:23:22

Thanks, I knew there was something you could get in Boots.
Will get some tomorrow!

alypaly Sat 12-Sep-09 00:40:19

bio-oil is supposed to be good

Kissmybooty Sun 13-Sep-09 15:53:21

Bio-oil is expensive but worth it in my poinion. I used it thoughout my pregnancy when I had a huge bump, and I scar easily. I also used it on my breasts while I was pregnant as they had lots of stretch marks on them from my teenage years. I definately had much less visable strtch marks on my breasts by the sime I had my baby, so much so I would wear tops that were lower. I also used it on my bump 2 x day after a shower as I normall scar easily. I did not get ANY stretchmarks in my preganancy. So I would try bio-oil. A little goes a very very long way. You would only need the very smallest bottle.

bruffin Sun 13-Sep-09 17:15:57

when dd burnt he hand we were told to massage the scar with emolliant. It's the massage thats more important than the cream itself.

louisea Sun 13-Sep-09 20:13:26

Vitamin E oil works well on scars.

countrybump Sun 13-Sep-09 20:42:45

Bio oil is great, I've used it myself and DS, and it really does seem to work.

wonderingwondering Sun 13-Sep-09 20:48:32

Another vote for Vitamin E - a cosmetic nurse advised this for a scar on my face which is now barely noticeable.

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