Post # 17
I used Mederma Scar Gel 2-3x a day and after a month or 2 my scar was totally gone!!! its like $15 for a small tube, but totally worth it in my opinion! i say get some, try it out! Hope it helps you!
—Dont be ashamed of your scars though! Everyone loves you just the same 😉 or you can always do like my friends and I do and make up an insane story to tell everyone Bwahaha 🙂
Post # 18
Scars like that are reminders of how strong you are and how precious life is-I vote not to hide it!
Post # 19
I have a scar down my chest from open heart surgery. I’ve learned to accept it in my day to day life, but I’m really worried about how it will look in photos. It’s much too large for something like mederma to help with (obviously), but I wonder if a MUA will be able to make suggestions / help cover it?
Post # 21
Ididn’t have the raised scar issue but did have a nasty scar for a while, now it is just a white line, try rubbing vitimine E in to it, go buy the cheap capsules and squeeze the oil out and rub on the scar and do it every day, the rubbing combined with the vit E oil will help increase the blood flow to the area and soften the tissue thus reducing the scar.
I am 1 year post-op total thyroid removal and 1 year cancer free.
Post # 22
Haha well yea… But I personally just don’t like those kind of dresses. I’d rather have my ugly scar in photos with me in the dress that I love, but if a MUA can cover it up…. then everybody wins!!
Post # 23
Are you looking to hide it permanently or just for the wedding? I don’t want to go into details but I have white scars all over my leg from childhood, and I am getting medical micropigmentation (permanent makeup) as regular makeup won’t do. If you have a good technician they will be able to match the color near perfectly. Otherwise, you might want to try something like Smart Cover or just a good concealer like MAC.
Post # 24
@TinyTina: was just a thought
Post # 25
A few ideas have been mentioned already, both are great; Dermablend or Airbrush makeup.
I am an Airbrush MUA, and I’ve used various products to cover tattoos, rosacea, scarring, etc. My absolutely favourite product I use is called Cover FX. Like Dermablend, it is specifically designed for heavier coverage due to scarring, tattoos, etc. It’s a bit more pricy then usual makeup, but it really does work. You can get the setting powder with it and just to be sure it stays in place all day, buy a MATTE finishing spray (nothing worse then seeing a shine over where you put the makeup in the sunlight! haha) – I use Ben Nye.
Post # 26
I’m getting Married next year and was worried about my scar.I had open heart surgery in December last year after the doctors discoverd i had a rather large hole in my heart which needed to be closed.I am now left with an 8 inch scar from my coller bone down.
I have looked and searched on the internet for products to cover my scar but wasn’t sure of which colour i would need and so i went to my local beauty salon (beauty secrets) and a very nice lady showed me a product called DermaHide-dual pan concealer by Dermaquest which is really good and helps but wasn’t quite enough on its own and so the lady suggested a foundation to go with it which was stupidly priced and so i bought the first product (£23) and carried on looking for a foundation.I found a fantastic foundation by Estee Lauder which has spf in it and is waterproof,i’m sorry but i can’t remember the actual name of the product but think it’s something Camoflauge.If you go to Boots they could find it for you.
I have alos bought a v neck drop necklace which i found on Amazon,there are also lots of really pretty chockers on there so take a look.
Good luck with your search and remember in 2 years your scar should be less pink and alot less noticable
Post # 27
There is a lady on here who makes special custom necklaces to cover scars. Let me see if I can dig it up…
ETA Can’t find her post yet, but this is her website: http://www.zebini.com/
Post # 28
I just checked out that website and wow i had no idea a site like that even existed and so i’m now well chuffed.