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hwoodgrl 11-04-2009 09:06 PM

Do silicone scar sheets work?
 
I have been told that silicone scar sheets are the best way to treat scars from surgery. I have also heard they are good for treating any type of raised scarring.

Does anyone here have any personal experience using these and can they give a thumbs up or a thumbs down?

I do not have scars myself that are that bad but I do have a brother that has some from a surgery he had.

sajio 11-10-2009 03:28 PM

I have been reading up on these since this morning and have read mixed reviews. They sound like they're helpful but they also are a pain in the butt because you need to wear them almost non stop for a long time.

robyne00 11-10-2009 05:12 PM

Yes, as sajio stated the reviews are definitely mixed, leaning more toward the negative side of the spectrum. I would not use them.

Mr. Z 11-17-2009 04:12 PM

They do help but you can't expect miracles.

robyne00 11-18-2009 08:30 PM

You cannot expect ANY miracles from ANY surgery, including plastic surgery. Every individual case differs and every surgeon has his or her own special skill, although there are NO guarantees. That's why they make you sign the creative waivers, absolving surgeon liability, regardless of their responsibility. I do not wholeheartedly agree with the surgeon having the ability to "erase" all wrongdoing, even when it is his or her fault completely, however, expecting miracles is unreasonable. The first thing the patient can do to avoid complete and total dissatisfaction, is to have reasonable expectations, as I have posted in the past. If one perceives surgery as a "miracle", he or she will be very dissapointed and might start the cycle of returning for more (perhaps undeemed or unnecessary on a personal or professional basis) until your miracle "might" happen.

la_angel 11-19-2009 01:09 AM

Speaking of unrealistic expectations, a lot of people seemed to be out of touch with what is and isn't possible. They go to their surgeon and say they want to look like Johnny Depp or Angelina Jolie but they don't realize they have a different bone structure.

I always recommend people try and find pics of celebs who are a better look version of themselves for advice. If different people have ever said you look exactly like so and so, then chances are you have a similar face to them. You will never look like them but looking at their pics and how they style their hair and things like that are helpful.

robyne00 11-19-2009 07:19 PM

I like the idea of bringing a photo to the surgeon, but a photo of someone who you resemble in some way. That is traveling the road of realistic expectations. I have heard people bringing in photos for hair color or hair cuts, but usually (again) the results don't match the over the top expectations. Hair is important to a persons appearance (for women especially), but it's a bit different getting plastic surgery vs. getting your hair done. Hair grows back. Your nose can't. ;)

Kbear 11-15-2010 12:50 AM

Thumbs up for Rejuveness scar sheets and hyper heal cream! I had a bad pitted dent in the middle of my nose "talk about noticeable!" it was from an infected cyst well I had a ps do a scar revision he made the oval scar now a longer line vertically up the nose well that went wrong it was totally now lumpy and had that valley appearance along the old suture line so back again I went to new surgeon he did the same way but layered the closure so I had some support under the skin to help prevent the pitting or valleys well it's been 7 weeks and I almost gave up because it still was indented somewhat and just not looking like I was ever going to go in public again! I ordered Rejuveness stuff out of desperation and after a week I see a big difference the angry red is now light pink and the texture and some bumps are going away and even the "indented " areas are looking much better (not sure if that is because the other areas are going down or the dents are raising up?) don't know but now I can with Precise makeup applications go out in public but of course still kinda hide! Tho I have faith that this will give me the best results and I have tried everything also I use a massager on the scar too nightly to break up scar tissue and keep it soft so it doesn't reattach or adhere more to underlying tissues
So I'd say yes scar silicone sheets have helped me quite a bit so far

Mr. Z 11-17-2010 01:36 AM

Were you wearing the silicone scar sheets on your nose during the day?


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