(Closed) How to deal with a surgical visible scar on your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

have you used mederma? that helps them fade.

i would use airbrush makeup on your neck. that stuff covers everything!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bolita7: Where on your neck is it? Could it be covered by a 1 shoulder dress? Or maybe a big statement necklace?

The makeup they use to cover tattoos might work also. Maybe by then the scar will go down even more and will just need regular makeup.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m having the same problem, got a mole removed last year and since they wanted to biopsy it there were not careful at all about keeping the scar small. MIne is still raised and puffy so simply covering it with makeup won’t work… And to make matters worse it’s right next to a tattoo on my shoulder so people’s eyes will be naturally drawn there.

If I were you I would look for makeup to cover tattoos which may have more coverage than a regular concealer.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I used neosporin scar patch things near mederma in the pharmacy.  They definitely helped flatten the keloid scar.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

You’ll look super badass! I know this isn’t the help you’re looking for but I’m sure you can wear that scar and rock it.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I would recomend Dermablend (the cover cream and powder) to everyone. They sell it at major department stores and the stuff is amazing. Its not hard to put on, blends in flawlessly (and i have incredibly fair skin. They match it to your skin tone.) I have used to for years on the scars on my arm caused by getting thown though a windshield, wont go into the gory details. But either way this stuff has saved me from the questions the insecurity, ect becuase they dissapear when I have it on. And its water/sweat proof.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@bananejaune: I agree! Rock it!

 

Otherwise, get to a dermatologist. I had some nasty scars on my knees that healed totally strangly and raised. He gave me some medicated tape to put on them at night and they are hardly visible anymore. They are a little discolored (white, especially when I’m tan in the summertime), but that you can easily cover with makeup.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have a scar too.. but I have had it for a long time and it has become a part of me. So I have to agree with bananejaune (love the name!!) and say you will rock it!!!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My mom has the same scar. She had thryoid surgery about 2 months ago and is all freaked out by my wedding. She’s planning on going for airbrush makeup, and if it works, wearing a statement necklace that might cover the scar.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have a friend with the same scar and she just rocked it! She is not embarrassed of it at all. She tells strangers she got jumped in Atlanta and fought off her attacker like a ninja if they ask her any weird questions about it. LOL. It’s so much a part of her now that she didn’t even attempt to hide it and she looked great.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Can you afford some laser treatments to the scar?  That will help break down the scar tissue and make it flatter.

You still have lots of time to get them and make sure you have adequate time for post healing as well.

Good luck 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

bolita7 – I knkow how you feel!  I NEVER wear my hair up anymore because of a scar on my neck.  I had a tumor removed off of my spine, and I now have a scar which goes completely across the back of my neck.  I am very pale, and you can even see the “dots” from where the stitches were.  I’m completely self conscious, especially because I plan on wearing my hair up (August+humidity=FRIZZ). 

I’m thinking of trying the airbrushing as well.  have you decided what you’re going to do?

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My mom wanted to hide her thyroid scar for years, but you are right, it’s hard to find a necklace that hits the right place! It’s a bit too high to be hidden. I agree with makeup… and don’t think twice about it after that!! You will look beautiful, scar or no!

 

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