I had a c-section 8 months ago and the scar is still fairly pink (dark pink). I tried using creams with Vitamin E as per doctors recomentions and havent seen much changes.
Any others with long scars (c-section or other surgery related) that got to fade them with something or it just takes time?
I'll actually try this. havnt had any surgery tho, just some evil scars from times I dont wish to remember anymore. Ok I'm lucky I got my scars mostly on my arms, but also got one in my face, so hair covers most of it.. but still ugly to look at.. tnx for the advice Furtasacra
I think it just takes time. I had a C-section 2 years ago, and my scar is still fairly visible, but it is a lot flatter than it used to be.
Try some fade cream. Look at the ingredients and make sure it has Hydroqinone. Hydroqinone helps even out hyperpigmentation. There has been talk that Hydroqinone is bad for you. I guess its up to you if you want to try it.
I had a huge area of hyperpigmentation on my face from when I fell down. I used creams with high vitiman E and coco butter (stick form) and it went away in a few months.
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* Softens and flattens raised scars
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Dermatix gel is easily applied to all areas of the skin, including the face, joints and flexures, and dries rapidly to form an invisible "sheet".
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Dermatix is used for the management of scars after the wound has healed and the skin surface is intact, and in the prevention of scar development in the form of keloids and hypertrophic scars resulting from general surgical procedures, trauma wounds and burns.
Polysiloxane, Silicon Dioxide
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following the instructions below:
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i use natur E Garden Of Eden..thats the best vitamin E oil so far ...works faster