Hi everyone! I feel like I’ve been away forever, but I needed to have major surgery that made things difficult for a while. The nerves that go to my hand were covered in scar tissue that was causing major problems. Long story short, I lost a rib, two neck muscles, and the use of my arm for a bit. It’s been 4 weeks now, and I’m back to doing some of the things I’ve been missing! Does anyone have any tips for reducing scars? I’m going to try some silicone strips, but I thought it would be a good place to ask!
@Puglove88 wow what a lot to go through, best wishes on your recovery. Re scar tissue, I used Bio Oil for mine, you have to use it frequently throughout the day, a little goes a long way, for weeks, and it definitely works,. Good luck x
@Puglove88 Oh. Wow,hon?! I’m sorry.., But I’ll tell you one thing,”you still look better than I do”! 😉 There’s lots of products for scars on the market,sweety. Did you not ask your surgeon for a remedy about the scarring? You’ll be fine because the worst is over,and it’s better to heal naturally.
Try Mebo, i used this by doctor recomendation when i was pregnant. It works in scars even in wet scars .I know that is from India but you can did it in Amazon and Ebay
I hope you recover soon, I’m sure the worst is over for you .🙏
@Puglove88 So sorry to hear this. Hope your recovery goes well. I agree with those who mention Bio Oil-although I have only used it for small scars. Good luck and feel better
@Puglove88 I hope that everything turns out well and wish you to continue to have a good recovery. Your skin looks healthy and I'm sure that if you properly care for the scars with a scar treatment then you will have successful results. Good old cocoa butter and as @Sai would recommend, bio oil. Hope this helps.
@Pica flor Thank you. The worst is definitely over, but I still have a lot of physical therapy to do. I do get to return to work next week!
@Sagittarius Thank you. I’m not too worried about the scars as I have plenty others, but it is nice to see what has worked well for others. Overall, the experience of surgery was far easier than the pain I dealt with before, and I’m so happy to look toward brighter things!
@Puglove88 “That’s the spirit,honey“! And always remember this,”Nothing is done to us,it’s done for us”. 💕 “Godspeed”..,
Oh @Puglove88 You’ve been through so much, wishing you the very best!
I would definitely keep up the silicone strips, they are very helpful! I would also recommend Bio oil like some of the other ladies have mentioned. From my own experience and some of my close family members experience I’m a believer in the stuff! Good luck and hope you fully recover 😊
@Puglove88 Hopefully you will recover soon! I have use Bio oil for my scars and it always helped me heal faster and the scars look better and less red.
@Puglove88 hope your recovering well. I swear by bio oil for scars. I have used it after an op and it really did help you have to use it every day though f
@Hendrika Thank you! They are red right now. I tend to have dark scars, so hopefully I can start now that I’m over a month out.
@helenrachel123 Thank you. I’m hoping I can use the silicone strips for a few weeks and then the bio oil. I will report back in a few weeks!
@Puglove88 I agree with our fellow members, Bio Oil works wonders. I cut my hand about year ago and after it healed it left an ugly scar, my pharmacists recommended Bio Oil and it was pricey but definitely worth it. Now I only have slight mark from that cut. Hope you're doing better, best wishes!
What is Bio oil I’ve never heard of it , will it help with old scars?🌹
@Puglove88 I'm so sorry to hear this, sounds like you have been through a lot! I really do wish you a speedy recovery and make sure to rest lots and look after yourself x
@Bex Thank you so much! I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon or recovery! I’m happy to be doing the things I’ve missed.