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Scar Prevention

January 16th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Just thought I’d share an article I found on scar prevention. In a nutshell, Vitamin E oil, Mederma and Aquaphor all perform about the same.

Scar Prevention

Tags: Post-Surgery

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 normofthenorth // Jan 16, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    That seems like a very smart and honest article, Adrienne. And its other recommendations — silicone (sheets and gels), pressure, and a Chinese concoction called MEBO — may be worth a try for those who don’t usually heal cuts into invisible scars.
    I’ve got a long scar on my chest from a heart-valve replacement 3+ yrs ago. Most of it is virtually invisible, but the bottom inch or two (fortunately covered with chest hair) is very different, raised and red, “keloid”. Amazing how different a healed scar can be, same scalpel and surgeon, same body, same healing time and regimen! I wouldn’t want that red raised scar on my foot, getting rubbed by my shoe with every step!

  • 2 adrienne // Jan 16, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I was searching the internet looking for information on scars and there were so many different recommendations. I thought it was great that this one did a comparison. Happy to be using Aquaphor instead of wasting my money on Mederma. And you’re right, a raised and sensitive scar being rubbed by a shoe would be horrible!

  • 3 reelaction // Jan 17, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Great info and thanks for sharing. It’s good to get info like this…I don’t get to see the extent of mine until the cast comes off next week. Thanks for sharing!

  • 4 Ron // Jan 23, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Great post Adrienne!!!

    I asked several people at the Hospital about what to use for my scar, and they all said the same thing - time, and that nothing really works - but I guess they were wrong. LOL My scar is LONG.

    My ortho also made my scar go to the right of my leg\Achilles so it does not rub against my shoes. It does not go straight down. Don’t know if that matters, but I have never had a problem with wearing shoes.

    NORM, your knowledge never ceases to amaze me.

    Good luck and great post\article.
    Ron

  • 5 normofthenorth // Jan 23, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Thanks, Ron. If you haven’t heard the expression “tincture of time”, it’s a goodie that’s new to me!

    I think you’re right that dead-center ATR incisions are the most likely to be abraded by shoes.

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