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[QUOTE=susieblueyes]Can you tell me what you are using on your scar?[/QUOTE]

Hi Susie (and all sliced up board members),

I know you didn't ask me. but I thought I'd add my two cents. I absolutely swear by silicone scar pads. I used them on my two bunion surgery scars and will use them for my next two surgeries. These are thick silicone pads that you can buy in the drugstore in the bandage section. You can get disposible ones or, like I did, ones that can be washed and reused. Place them over the scars (I trimmed mine to fit) and leave them on all the time. I took mine off only for bathing. Just make sure your scar site is healed, no scabbing, or it will fester a bit. My dermatologist couldn't really describe why it worked, but I'm sure it had to do with the constant, even pressure on the site. My scars, 1.5 years later, are almost invisible, flat and smooth and colourless. And you can start using them months after the fact. Great stuff. I'm going to buy some for my surgery on Friday. Probably start using them at the 4 week mark.

Cheerio and good luck,
L.
[QUOTE=apegirl]Hi Susie (and all sliced up board members),

I know you didn't ask me. but I thought I'd add my two cents. I absolutely swear by silicone scar pads. I used them on my two bunion surgery scars and will use them for my next two surgeries. These are thick silicone pads that you can buy in the drugstore in the bandage section. You can get disposible ones or, like I did, ones that can be washed and reused. Place them over the scars (I trimmed mine to fit) and leave them on all the time. I took mine off only for bathing. Just make sure your scar site is healed, no scabbing, or it will fester a bit. My dermatologist couldn't really describe why it worked, but I'm sure it had to do with the constant, even pressure on the site. My scars, 1.5 years later, are almost invisible, flat and smooth and colourless. And you can start using them months after the fact. Great stuff. I'm going to buy some for my surgery on Friday. Probably start using them at the 4 week mark.

Cheerio and good luck,
L.[/QUOTE]Thanks for the info. Good Luck on Friday :) , Susie





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