Post # 1
I was ejected from a car yesterday going 50 mph and even though nothing in me is broken (other than my spirit) I’m all cut up and brusied really badly.
I have terrible scrapes "road rash" from landing on the road from a moving car. Scrapes/gouges over my shoulders, back, arms, side of my face, legs.
The only thing I can think of is these horrible scars with a strapless wedding dress. My wedding is July 12. What can I do???
Post # 3
Wow, I am so sorry! Thank God you are ok!! I have used Mederma for a scar I got after surgery, and it helped! Just make sure your skin has healed before you start putting it on. You should also call your doctor or dermatologist, maybe there is a prescription cream that works better then the Mederma.
Post # 4
you mean besides be thankful you are alive and in one piece??
i was hit by a drunk truck driver (18wheeler veered into my lane) a while back and really it’s given me an entirely new view on life – i really would not care at all about any superficial damage showing in my pics – but that’s just me
i’m sorry to hear about your car accident though – um, have you made an appointment with your dermatologist?
when my airbag deployed, i had burns on my face, clavicle had a minor break, and bruises from where the seatbelt locked me in – it took about a month for all to be back to normal again.
best bet would be to call an expert in skincare and see what she/he has to say about how to care for your skin as its healing…
Glad that you’re ok!
Post # 5
I just got out of the hospital today. So no, I hadn’t thought to call anyone. I know it seems superficial, but I’m really tore up bad and I’m just upset you know?
Post # 6
I just heard about this via your PM, and I am so glad that you’re okay. I can’t imagine how crazed you must be.
Focus on getting better and healed and like FutureMrs said, talk with your doctor and Mederma is the best product to try after they’ve healed.
Take care, dear!
Post # 7
yep yep i know what you mean! especially b/c the drunk who hit me fled the scene! TG for witnesses who called 911…
but take it easy – scars will heal in time – i’m thinkin you should be good to go by july?!?
i normally use Obagi for my normal skincare routine, i dont know if they have a line for healing scars – maybe ask the doctor for recs?
REST UP!! glad your’e ok!
Post # 8
Use vitamin E and make sure you clean the rashes and cuts very good at least 3 times a day…
I to was in a car accident but 2 years ago and i have scars on the side of my face from it…but by making sure I kept them clean and put pure vitamin e on it (i recommend getting the vitamins in the gel capsules and using a safety pin to poke a hole in it, squeeze it out on your finger and apply to the cuts) my cuts healed really quick and you cannot see them today…this was 2 years ago, but this is the best way to make sure they will look the best they can for the wedding
Morning After the accident (my face is pretty torn up but I am showing you this before pic to show you how fast they can heal)
11 days after the accident
1 month after
Take it from someone who has been there…this works!!!!!!!
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The most important thing is to keep them clean and prevent infection…scars from infected wounds heal much much more slowly, trust me (had one on ankle at a summer camp that they poured peroxide on and called it a day, just now is getting harder to see almost ten years later). Otherwise, do whatever your doctor/dermatologist tells you.
Post # 11
OMG- I’m so glad you are alive!!!!! That is terrible . . . for the scars
Try Egyptian Magic- http://www.egyptianmagic.com/
Post # 12
I’m in grad school and I just learned how to treat wounds/scars…
Make sure you are taking vitamin E every day- orally, not topically.
Second, talk to a dermatologist. Like yesterday. You don’t want to go OTC for this. You don’t want to try miracle cures, because once you have a scar, well it just decreases in prominence, but you will always have it. Because of this, you want to decrease any chance of scarring BEFORE the wounds heal… they might refer you to a wound care specialist or even plastic surgeon (for the deep ones) to help you along the way. But PLEASE go see a dermatologist immediately.
Third, relax and rest. Stressing about things will cause your body to release chemicals that will prevent you from healing properly.
Thank God you’re alive!!! And I know that is the last thing you want to hear, but believe me you would be surprised what a talented photographer can brush up in photos.
Post # 13
OMG, that is scary! I’m so glad to hear that you are ok. Like others have said, definitely see a specialist to see what they can do. I’m sure they have stronger prescriptions they can give you. Plus they might have some insight on certain things you should do to help speed up the recovery process! Good luck!
Post # 14
Thank goodness you’re alive. I’m so sorry for having the accident but your family must be relieved for your health.
As far as your wounds, first avoid infections—use bacitracin or neosporin ointment until they heal. 2. Do NOT pick scabs. 3. Once healed, use Vitamin E or coco butter and massage your scars…it will break down the scar tissue. 4. COVER UP! Avoid the sun by wearing hats and long sleeved t-shirts. Wear sunscreen. (after healed) Scar tissue can become hyperpigmented by the sun…I think there is more melanin in new tissue.
Hope this helps…this is what I recommend all people who have wounds on there face and want to avoid scarring (I’m a EM resident who sees tons of people/kids with cuts on there face/body and I’ve talked to some dermatologist friends)
Also, definitely see a dermatologist! They can give you extra tips. If you do have hyperpigmented scars, they can prescribe bleeching creams like hydroquinone 4%(higher dose than OTC stuff)
Hope this helps! Good luck.
Post # 15
By The Way, Do NOT use hydrogen Peroxide to clean. It actually damages skin healing process. If you need to use it, cut it in half with water. OTW I would avoid using it and just use antibiotic ointments like bacitracin/neosporin
Post # 16
You may want to talk to a make-up artist that does airbrush make-up. I think this would cover up very nicely and evenly.