There is a great link [here] for some scar reducing tips.
Vitamin E oil, Bio-oil, and honey are all meant to be really good.
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- 15-04-2006 17:18
- 15-04-2006 17:24
Mix all the suggested creams together. I think that'd work best.
- 15-04-2006 17:27
If you get some Dermovate steroid cream from your doctor, and place it over the scars and then stick plasters over the top and leave it for a week, and then repeat, after a few applications you'll start to notice the scars are fading. I have major scarring on my back from an operation, and I am a keloid scarrer meaning my skin heals really aggressively and the scar is red, thick, raised and very obvious. I'm going to have an operation called an excision where they cut the scar out and then treat the skin with steroid injections every five weeks for about six months so that the skin does not heal like that again. I can get it done on the NHS, but it depends on how serious your scars are.
(Original post by Pippak)
- 15-04-2006 18:04
Ask your GP. I'm pretty sure one of my mates got prescribed some cream for that. You can also get plaster things that you put on the scars and are supposed to reduce them, though they're very expensive and I don't know if they work.
It's a see-through slimy plaster type thing you can cut to any size.
- 16-04-2006 05:31
100% Aloe Vera Gel - awesome; i had some bad burn scars on my foot from when my hair straighteners fell on them and that made them disappear. And lots of Vitamin E cream.
My mother is a wealth of knowledge!
- 16-04-2006 10:20
I didn't find bio oil that good with my s/h scars, it didn't seem to do anything and wasn't worth the money (about a tenner for a small bottle). On the bright side it did smell really nice!
(Original post by fairygirl21)
- 16-04-2006 12:48
vitamin E oil is supposed to help.
- 16-04-2006 15:51
I third vit E oil. I've had a huge wound in my foot that had to be stitched up, and the nurse suggested vit E oil for when its healled over. Now that its healed and i'm using oil on it, it seems to fade abit. Hope it fades enough for summer.