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Q: Treating Incision to the Skin ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Treating Incision to the Skin
Category: Health
Asked by: torah-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 21 Nov 2002 18:41 PST
Expires: 21 Dec 2002 18:41 PST
Question ID: 112301
A doctor recently extracted fat from my right thigh. He left a  4
inch incision that was stapled.  I am using Vitaimin E oil.  I do not
want a horrible scar.  The surgeon in clueless. Recommendations
Subject: Re: Treating Incision to the Skin
Answered By: legolas-ga on 21 Nov 2002 19:25 PST
Hi torah,

I have heard very good things about a product called Mederma. It
should be available at your local pharmacy. There's all sorts of
first-person accounts of amazing healing and scars disappearing.

For info on Mederma, see:

Mederma is quite expensive, but, should be available at your local
pharmacy (or Wal-Mart).

You can also try to search at:
(type "mederma" or "scars" into the space where it asks for
'keywords') This site has a lot of first-hand accounts of people using

Hope this helps in your quest to help with the healing process--and
eliminate the scar of your surgery.

If you need any further clarification, please ask prior to rating this


Search Terms:

scar cream

Clarification of Answer by legolas-ga on 21 Nov 2002 19:45 PST
One other link of interest:

Might give some other alternatives to Mederma if you want something
different. Although, like I said, most of the first-person accounts
I've read seem to recommend Mederma.

Subject: Re: Treating Incision to the Skin
From: surgeon-ga on 22 Nov 2002 10:42 PST
vitamin E oil is of no benefit. The end result of a scar depends on
many things, including the genetics of the patient, the location, the
skin tension in the area, etc. All scars evolve over time, so changes
occur and are often erroneously attributed to the home remedy applies.
Mederma has seemed to help.
Subject: Re: Treating Incision to the Skin
From: inquiring-ga on 22 Nov 2002 14:52 PST
My surgeon recommends a product called Kelocote gel, ingredients:
polysiloxanes, manufactured by allied biomedical, paso robles CA

A .49 oz (14 grams) tube costs about $40.  
"For the management of keloid and hypertrophic scars and associated

It is very sticky.  I used it at bedtime.

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