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« on: October 16, 2005, 08:18:59 PM »
Anyone have an opinion on what to put on scars to help them fade?
I've heard Vit E oil is good, but I've also heard that it's just a myth.   There seems to be so many scar creams available it's hard to know what really works the best.   Any thoughts?


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Offline Spleen

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Re: Scars
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2005, 07:12:09 AM »
My wife used this stuff called ScarGuard on her incision after PS and it worked great.

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Re: Scars
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2005, 09:48:12 AM »
I used Palmers Cocoa Butter w/vitamin E on my stretch marks that were caused by weight gain. Didn't seem to make any difference tho. :-/

Also, keep healing scars away from sunlight. Apearently, direct sunlight can damage the healing scar tissue.


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Surgery: February 16, 2005. - Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Surgeon: Dr. John Craig Fielding   M.D.   F.R.C.S. (C) (416.766.8890)
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Re: Scars
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2005, 11:07:11 PM »
Grandpa .... any suggestion on how long to keep away from sunlight?

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2005, 10:33:00 AM »
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Grandpa .... any suggestion on how long to keep away from sunlight?

My PS told me to keep the 'healing' wounds away from direct sunlight. I take it from that, that once the wounds have healed, it would be okay to expose the area to sunlight. Within moderation of course. Don't pull off a Kramer and cook yourself.  ;)

You may want to consider a fairly strong sunblock.

John.

Re: Scars
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2005, 06:48:48 PM »
has everyones surgery left scars that u could see up close.


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