Post # 1
To bees that like to bike, please be careful out there. Yesterday I was biking on the sidewalk for just one block because it was a busy crowded street. I biked right into neck level clear rope from a construction crew that cut my neck up. Why they had a lone unmarked clear rope up all the way across the public sidewalk is beyond me. Just wanted to warn you.
So those who bike please be really careful especially around construction crews and buy a helmet please!
Anyone know how I get rid of this before the wedding? 🙁
Post # 3
@engleman10513: Ouch. Sorry that happened to you. I went to a plastic surgeon RE a scar and I was told that anything they could do to reduce the appearance would happen naturally on its own anyway (which it did). Perhaps what you have won’t scar…it is still really new and could heal right up. I have had some bad cuts that you can’t see any evidence of. Polysporin usually works for me, and I know they have scar cream (Mederva? sp?) but this doesn’t look like a scar yet.
Post # 4
@engleman10513: OMG! That looks so painful! Do you think it’s actually going to scar, or is it just a deep bruise. A deep bruise should be long gone by October. Agree with @MrsPanda99 about using a cream to help the healing process.
Post # 5
I think Miderma makes something for scars, otherwise just don’t pick at it. Everytime you pick a scab you risk making the injury deeper into the dermis of your skin. Superficial injuries to the dermis do not scar, but deep ones do. I don’t know how deep of a cut it is (whenever you bleed you’ve injured the dermis), but picking at it increases the chances of making it worse.
Post # 6
DON’T PICK!!! Put lots and lots of sunscren on it if you’re going to be out in the sun. Those are the best pieces of advice I have!
It may be worth it to check with a dermatologist.
Post # 7
have you tried mederma? supposedly it works pretty well. anyway, it couldnt hurt.
Post # 8
@engleman10513: Ouch! Keep it moisturized. That will help to minimize risk of scarring. Don’t pick or scratch at it, no matter how itchy it gets. I would suggest either Vitamin E oil, Bio Oil, or Tarte’s Maracuja oil. My mom has had amazing success with some marks on her arms with using the Tarte Maracuja oil.
Post # 9
I have put Argan oil (you could use plain vitamin E oil if you can’t find Argan oil) on cuts/burns before and they have healed nicely without leaving a scar.
Post # 10
Vitamin E oil is supposed to help with scarring. I’m sorry that happened to you, but hopefully it will be faded enough by your wedding to not be a big deal.
If anything, a makeup artist will always be able to cover it up.
Post # 11
I’d suggest vitamin E as well.
Post # 12
OMG! I hope you’re feeling better, that looks like it hurts. Go to a plastic surgeon or derm if you can. Until you can get an apointment,
Put Zinc (or a zinc based sunscreen at the least) on it when you are in the sun—even driving in the car or going for a run.
Also, get Vitamin E gel pills—cut them open and put the get right on the cut.
Post # 13
Oh no!!! Looks painful! I have heard wonderful things about mederma! Check it out
Post # 14
Uhm, I hope you made some calls to the town about that construction crew. That’s grounds for a safety inspection.
Don’t play with the cut – don’t pick it or rub it. I’d suggest putting a light layer of coconut oil on it every night – it’s been helping my cuts heal a little faster (they tend to get too dry to heal properly). When the scabs are gone, try to massage it gently in circles once a day to help keep the scar tissue at bay.
You can keep using the coconut oil on it after the scab’s gone – it’s good to have moist skin around a cut but not good to keep the cut itself moist.
I use coconut oil because it absorbs into my skin eventually. Every time I use Neosporin, the cut stays too moist and half the time I get an infection. No fun. :/
The good thing is that it’s in a spot where your skin is moving more (as opposed to mine, which are mostly on my legs), so the movement should help keep it from scarring too badly – it looks pretty shallow.
Post # 15
I had facial surgery as a teenager (large birthmarks removed as they were changing) and my plastic surgeon told me to always use zink paste if I was going to be in the sun. I followed his recommendations for the two first summers, then just using strong sunblock. I know the scars are there, but most other people won’t even notice.
And I would look into getting that construction site into trouble, someone created a real danger there!
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
@engleman10513: Looks to me like its just an abrasion which should heal up nicely on its own. I would think in 3 months you should have nothing to show for your unfortunate accident. If you do I would think it will be small and easily covered with make up. Try Kat Von Dee tattoo cover. I’ve heard great things about it for tattoos and scars or birthmarks that brides want to cover for their big days.