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Old 06-19-2006, 08:46 PM   #1
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Healing scar on my face

After nearly 3.5 months of having 6 stitches in my face a still have a scar even though for the past 2 months I have been using Mederma 2-4 times a day.

It said on the label that it took 8 weeks to heal new scars, and 3-6 months on old ones.

It has improved but most likely would have looked the same with or without Mederma but I will stick with it. I didn't think that it would only take 8 weeks to make it go away.

I will continue using Mederma for at least 2 more months before I decide what to do next. I assume that will be a fair amount of time for Mederma to work and natural healing to occur to fade this scar so it's not so obvious.

Anything else I can do?
Is going to a laser clinic or facial surgery necessary?
Does the face heal pretty good over time?


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Old 06-30-2006, 02:50 AM   #2
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Re: Healing scar on my face

try rose hip oil and give it a chance, apparently really gd for scarring.

maybe camellia oil to

Old 07-26-2006, 11:28 PM   #3
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Re: Healing scar on my face

How has the mederma been working for you Tony? I have a scar on my nose and I was thinking about using mederma, but one of their website testimonials talked about using it for two years before it worked.

I don't want to waste time and money for two years. It has been an extra month for you, has the scar texture decreased. My scar is not red. It is like an irregular indentation and I would like for it to be smoother.

Did you try any of the oils yet?

Old 07-30-2006, 08:56 PM   #4
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Re: Healing scar on my face

I have a scar on my back from a back surgery and I used Vitamin E on it. It works great!

Old 08-17-2006, 05:38 AM   #5
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Re: Healing scar on my face

hmmm, i heard Vitamin E was good too.

but then i had a mole burned off my chin, and was told NOT to put Vitamin E on it, like i had asked, coz with certain skin types, it can accentuate the scar rather than reduce it?

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