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Scar (new) how to treat

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70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 04-Feb-16 22:26:14

I have a scar, about 1" long , the stitches are out, it's still a bit bruised and red but knitting well.

As it's on my face it's very visible, I'm not that bothered about how it looks so much (I am past all that) but I want to treat it while it's new (unlike my poor stretch marks)

what do I apply?

It's only ten days old so I might need to leave it a while.

Pinter Thu 04-Feb-16 22:29:39

Ouch! Glad you're on the mend

Rosehip or Evening Primrose oil massaged in

Maybe a hydrocolloid plaster overnight?

Can you take something to support skin too; EPO, collagen etc

Hope it fades soon

hootatoot Thu 04-Feb-16 22:33:25

Hi, I had a c section and was part of a trial for a product called silgel which is designed to reduce scars. I used it twice a day for 16 weeks I think and I can honestly say it worked! I've hardly got a scar now. I don't think you can use it for a good whole after surgery though but I cant remember the exact timeline. The trial was because the manufacturers were planning to release the product to the general public because it had only been available via surgeons previously. Just googled it and you can buy it on amazon or direct from their website. Google silgel and have a read up on it. HTH!

hootatoot Thu 04-Feb-16 22:35:08

Just read the end of your post and see you want to know what you can put on it now so my post is useless for you. Sorry! Got a bit overexcited obviously! Oh well, might be useful for someone blush

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Thu 04-Feb-16 22:37:17

That oil in the orange bottle?? Worked on DD face!!! In chemists someone might know the name of it

leadrightfoot Thu 04-Feb-16 22:47:30

Bio oil or super drug equivalent is good (veteran scar monster)
Lots of sun screen forever

strawberrypenguin Thu 04-Feb-16 22:51:35

Almond oil. Keeps the skin soft so it doesn't pull.

ChishandFips33 Thu 04-Feb-16 23:02:18

Bio oil was recommended here at the hospital. Keep applying/massaging in even after it seems to be healing

TrionicLettuce Thu 04-Feb-16 23:10:56

After fairly major surgery my surgeon recommended Dermatix Gel (a silicone gel, presumably similar to the one mentioned upthread) and it worked brilliantly.

CheersMedea Fri 05-Feb-16 08:40:11


Dermatix silicon sheets first then later dermatix gel.
After that once it has settled (well over 6 months) look at a dermaroller.

Dermatix (both silicon sheets and the gel) is expensive but it is really worth it. I used it after had some stitches (recommended by dr) and it is great.

You can buy both directly from Dermatix

CheersMedea Fri 05-Feb-16 08:41:17

It's the Dermatix® Silicone Sheet Fabric you want not the clear one which is for keloid scars.

CheersMedea Fri 05-Feb-16 08:42:05

You can cut it to size btw so if your scar is small a big sheet lasts for ages.

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