Post # 1
Hello fellow brides, I recently had a breast augmentation done, going from a 30AA, to a 32C.
The surgon and I decided to make a transax incision (under my armpits)
I was wondering if anyone knew of any REALLY GOOD scar treatment, my wedding is at the end of October, and I dont want big red lines under my arms in every picture.
Please and Thank You!
Post # 3
I have heard that Wrecking Ball made for tattoo fading is also effective on scars!
Post # 4
Vitamin E worked on surgical scars that I had…You can buy lotions with extra Vitamin E in them that work great. basically if you keep it moisturized, you should be ok. Also, Vaseline took away a scar on my face from an accident that I have had.
Post # 5
a plastic surgeon told my brother that the most important treatment for reducing scars was rubbing them. It increases the blood flow to the tissue and helps them to heal faster. He suggested that my bro rub vitamin E oil onto his scars several times a day.
Post # 6
I second the Vitamin E. Nowadays you can easily find Vitamin E oil (which is more concentrated) in bottles (I like the Trader Joe’s brand). For an even more concentrated dose, buy the gel pills. You can poke a hole in them and squeeze out the concentrated oil inside. I had a v. bad mountain biking accident that left many abrasions and deeper scratches on my face. I did this pretty religiously for a month or so, and my only scar is from a very deep scratch (that should have had stitches but the ER docs refused). I’d say that sunscreen is super important too, but I’m guessing that’s not so much of an issue for you scar:)
Post # 7
Get the Vitamin E oil, you can get it at Walmart, Target, etc. for about $3. Put a dab on your fingertip and gently apply the oil over the scars twice a day, in the morning and before bed. By October your scars will barely be visible. I have scars in the same place, within 6 months you could only see them if you knew they were there.
Post # 8
One thing to know is that visible scars are not always permanent!! Check out http://www.healingscartissue.com about how to heal scars. It really works!
Post # 9
Not that your armpits are likely to get much sun, but…
New scars are especially susceptible to sunburn and it can contriute to discoloration of the scar.
So perhaps this summer (in the lead up t your wedding) you should make sure to wear sunscreen if you are going to be out in the sun- especially at the beach.
(I wore lots of suncreen the summer before my late-Sept wedding because I get farmer’s tan and it takes FOREVER to fade- so I just prevented it by wearing sunscreen)
Post # 10
I was in a car accident last year and the scar on my face healed immensely well. Depending on the age of the scars, keep vaseline or aquaphor on them to keep them moist for the first 2-3 months. Use kelocote or mederma (scar cream, kelocote I highly recommend) and rub that on twice daily as directed in the instructions, making sure to masage the areas well, for up to one year after the incisionwas made/incident occured. This, in addition to taking Vitamin E, Zinc and a multivitamin should aid in the healing of the scar. The scar cream and vaseline will be sticky; this is a necessary evil. I cannot tell you how many times my hair stuck to my face while outside with the ointments on, but I thank goodness that I did it. Good luck!
Post # 11
Derm Bee here to say the advice you got here is all good, We recommend Vit. E and massage to our patients as well. FYI, Mederma is over priced Onion gel extract. You can also have scars diminished by Laser such as the Vbeam. And the sunscreen RosyChicklet recommended, very important to minimize the scar.
Post # 12
Yup vitamin E is a great! you can poke a hole in it and dab the actual oil on your scars or try just taking 2 tablets a day too. I went from a 32aa to a 34c as well and my scars under my armpit arent that bad anymore, in fact i hardly notice them,