Post # 1
So I had a motorcycle accident at the start of this year, which left me looking a bit like this:
Obviously, it’s not something that can be covered up with clothing, and it stretches from my eyebrow to my hairline so it’s really obvious.
The doctor thought it would have mostly faded by now, but it’s still really red and raised, and every time I see a photo of myself now, all I can see is this massive Harry Potter scar.
Can anyone recommend a good coverup/concealer, that’s quite light and good for sensitive skin? I really don’t want to see it on all my wedding photos and I know my eye will be drawn to it in every photo and that’s all I’ll be able to see. However, I’d also like something that’s good for everyday use, because I’m so self conscious of it.
Post # 3
try mederma. it’s over the counter and should help with appearance. 🙂
Post # 4
Bio oil. A girl in my office got almost the exact same scar when she was hit by a drunk driver. She used it 2 or 3 times a day and it helped a lot. You can barely see it, and for pictures as just puts on a good concealer.
Post # 5
A reasonably talented photographer will totally be able to remove the scar in photos if that’s important to you, so I’d definitely talk to him/her about it.
I can’t recommend concealers, but I’m sure other people will be able to!
Post # 6
I agree, Bio Oil is great. I have a scar across half of my stomach from a surgery and I used that daily and it’s so faint now and it’s right across 2 or 3 sets of muscles in an area with a lot of movement from walking/sitting.
I think on the face it would work really well.
As far as concealer goes, I use one by dior and it’s really good.
I hope you find something that works for you…
Post # 7
Dermablend. You can find it at Macys or Ulta. Be sure to also get the setting powder. The price is reasonable, $30 for a large tube of the cover up. It won’t come off.
In the meantime, you may want to try some silicone scar strips. I had great success with those. Found them on Amazon.
Post # 8
I had pretty extensive surgery a few years back and cover up any residual pinkish bits on special occasions with Dermablend – it really works – Their website (first result from google) is pretty informative – I use the leg and body cover but they have products for the face too. I have even used it to cover a leg tattoo I have when i needed a more polished look. Also as others said, this will be no issue for a good photographer – mine is going to photoshop my braces out of my pics!
Post # 9
It has worked great for me!
Post # 10
Thank you! I’m currently working with bio oil first thing in the morning and a weird gel strip at nights, so hopefully that will help reduce. I’m really just looking for ways to cover it up while I’m waiting for it to fade. I’ll have a look at the concealers you’ve recommended – hopefully I can get some of them here in the Isle of Man!
I’ll also have a chat with my photographer and see what she says.
Post # 11
If you dont have a dermablend retailer near you you can order online. I was in a ccident many years ago and while I was waiting for my scars to heal and fade I used it. I also use it to cover up some rather large/dark tattoos I have now
Post # 12
also put coco butter on it it helps heal scars, and put sunscreen on it everytime you go outside, the sun can make them worse. Talk to your dr as well b/c I think there are prescripion creams you can get that will help eliminate scars and make them less visable!!!
Post # 13
these are all great products that pp suggested.
have you considered a hairstyle to cover the scar? also, your photographer will be able to photoshop your pics not to mention, certain poses may not even have your scar in view.
that looks like it was quite a nasty accident. are you overall recovering?
Post # 14
Have you had the scar looked at by a physio or RMT?
They do scar treatments, often uncomfortable, that you may not be up to doing yourself. Otherwise the bio-oil/mederma self-massage twice daily will help.
Post # 15
@mypinkshoes: I keep meaning to go and get a fringe cut in – but then one thing comes up, then another. You know how it is :p
Overall I’m mostly alright – I’m back on a bike again atleast! (Not the same one though – It was totally wrecked. Poor Bernard) Though I don’t think I’ll ever be able to race, which was my aim.
I have a much much worse scar on my knee, where the keys dug out a chunk of my flesh. It’s easily coverable, but the knee itself is permanently damaged, which gives me a bit of grief if I stand or walk for too long.
My dad rides too, and used to compete (in fact it’s the famous TT this week), and he’s had his fair share of crashes. So at least it’s given us something to talk about. And compare war wounds, much to my mother’s dismay. (Mum is very very careful, she’s never EVER come off her bike.)
I’ll definitely give dermablend a go, thanks for all the suggestions!
Post # 16
if your scar is still read and raised it would realy benefit from silicone sheets to wear during the night, this would probably work better than anything else to reduce it.
In the mean time I would recomend Cover FX as it is formulated for and is recomended by makeup artists for scar/tattoo coverage.