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    Talking Skin care for Scars

    Is there a good product out there that reduces the appearance of surgical scars and works REALLY REALLY well? I am using Merderma right now, it is good but I want to know if there is anything better out there? Has anyone had any luck with this?
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    I try not to put any thing on my cuts except neosporum/ triple antibiotic ointment to keep any type of infection at bay...I am a walking accident waiting to happen even before I got my SCI..so I am used to cuts, stitches, burns ... we keep an over sized firstaid kit because of this little habit that I have...

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    If you can find a cream with high levels of Vitamin E it is believed to lessen scars and aid in healing.

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    There is some evidence that vitamin E actually weakens scar and allows it to breakdown again more easily, so we don't recommend it. If the person is a keloid former, which results in really severe scars, a plastic surgeon should be consulted for a possible scar revision procedure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    If the person is a keloid former, which results in really severe scars
    How do you know if you are or not?
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    I just chalk them up as experience marks / this is where I learned not to do this, and this is ......

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