(Closed) Had car accident and need skin / no scar help

posted 12 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

I’m so sorry to hear about your accident.  I don’t have any good advice, but I just wanted to say that I’m glad you’re okay.  I am sure after speaking with a dermatologist they will lead you in the right direction for healing your scrapes, and luckily you still have several months until your wedding so I’m sure you’ll be good as new by then!

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I’d like to clarify my earlier post: they did the peroxide and I ended up with a severely infected wound on my ankle (purply-red is a very bad skin color) and had to go to the hospital. NOT a good idea. Exact opposite of what should be done. Which is also why summer camps should have trained medical people instead of just having a day’s first aid training before kids get there.

Post # 19
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Newbee

I’m really glad to hear that you’re ok.  That said, I really think you consult a dermatologist about this.  He/she will have the best advice.

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - A garden wedding followed by a tented reception on Mr. Hummingbird's father's property.

Hey July,
I’ve never experienced this but after having had to deal with the after effects of amputation surgery, I do have some healing tips.
1) Neosporin – It’s soothing and helps heal.
2) Xenoform sheets – I think this might be a brand name, but essentially what it is is little mesh sheets coated with this kind of petrolum solution that has healing ingrediants in it. These are especially good if you’ve had to get stitches at all because not only do they heal, but they keep the regular dry gauze from sticking to your cuts.
3) Vitamin E tablets – Someone else mentioned this and I can’t second it enough. Get the gelcaps and use a pin to prick them open and then spread the gel on the affected area.
This is the routine I went through after my accident and although it can be a little sticky to have this stuff against your skin sometimes, it totally works. I was completely healed up after a month.
Anyway, happy to hear you’re okay. Take good care of yourself and good luck.

(P.S. I haven’t tried this, but Neosporin apparently makes a product called Scar Solution (http://www.neosporin.com/scarsolution/scarsolution.asp?sec=0&page=0&from=0) that is like a twelve week thing you can do to decrease the visibility of scars)

Post # 21
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Newbee

Hi – I just wanted to chime in here, since I am a photographer.  Firstly, I am so sorry this horrible accident happened to you.  You could call it bad luck but I’d like to look at it as good luck since you’re alive and will live to be part of your wedding day. If everything isn’t healed as you would like it to be by your wedding day, perhaps your photographer will be good with photoshop and retouching skills and feel for your situation enough to let you pick your 50 photos or so and will take the time and effort to remove the scars from your photographs. I know that if I was your photographer, I would do this for any photos you wanted to go into your album and if you weren’t getting an album but just a DVD, I would let you pick your favorite 50 or so and I would spend the hours on the PC fixing them so the scars would be removed.  It would be worth the time and effort to put a smile on a clients face, ecspecially a client who has been through such an ordeal as you have been.  Talk to your photographer if you have one and see if this is something they will be okay with if your scars are still noticeable and this way it’s one less thing you have to stress about sweetie. Good luck. Alicia

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@July2008Bride:  I went trough a Glass door so I know what you mean!!!!

1. No sun!!! no sun from the door to the car no sun period!!!!! Sun block is your new best friend tons of ir!

2.carry a hat with you 24/7 even if it looks cloudy wear your hat!!!!l

3. Keep the scratches moist!!!!!! Petrolium Jelly is your ony ally!!!! Dont scratch !!!! Just put a small amount slowly.

4. Buy yourself prenatal vitamins and take them daily.

5. Drink tons tons tons tons of water not fatty

foods or junk food lots of fruits and pineapple.

6. There is a cream ” cicatricure”  you can get on Ebay wear

it daily 2 times a day. If the label is in spanish! Even better!!!

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Omg… This thread is from. 5 years ago… Hope you had a nice wedding

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