Scar Guard works!silicone
Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:44 PM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 10:48 PM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 11:38 PM
Yes, it is extremely effective for Keloid and raised scars. It was made especially for painful raised scars caused from surgery. It is not for sunken in scars. I have used Mederma on it and I got impatient and stopped as I was not seeing results fast enough. I have used Scar Guard on my old scars, scabs, even active pimples (to prevent myself from picking). You can actually buy it in Rite Aids, CVS and Duane Read in the Band-Aid aisle. Its expensive ($40)for a .5 oz small bottle but works wonders. I was actually surprised it wasn't mentioned in this site anywhere but I highly recommend it.
Do not use any acne product underneath as the film enhances the product - can cause peeling etc.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 11:42 PM
I forgot to mention you should look Scargaurd up on the internet, I think you will feel more confident about the purchase. I did alot of research before I used it on my face! I also want to mention I went thru painful "stress" acne break out all over my cheeks a few months ago and used this product to heal the hyperpigmentation and safely heal scabs. I went thru alot of bottles but all worth it to not have indentations or raised scars.
Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:24 AM
Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:45 AM
Posted 08 August 2007 - 05:23 PM
ill be sure to try this product after i go through all my tubes of contractubex. don't want them to go to waste
Posted 09 August 2007 - 12:50 AM
you can purchase this product on drugstore.com. want to also mention that i was trying to heal my skin from brown and red spot before my new job and worked miracles using 2 weeks. it really helped that I stayed at home and had it on 24/7 to speed consolidate the process! i would peel of the film every couple of hours and put it on again. It was crazy but I needed to look my best.
Posted 09 August 2007 - 02:02 AM
Not saying it is, but damn!
Posted 09 August 2007 - 09:01 AM
Posted 15 August 2007 - 11:24 PM
Dee: I really wished I got paid to hawk the stuff! great skin does not come cheap when you are not born with it like me.
Posted 16 August 2007 - 12:03 AM
-microdermabrasion: using organic salt or diamond
-10% glycolic + enzyme face peel
(one week apart)
-sulphur drying spot treatment only for active pimples
I noticed the salt microdermabrasion even out my over color in skintone. Still the texture has lots of tiny bumps, I've found that its caused by the trauma of skin from microderm and will need time to go away. I don't have the patience so I let skin rest a week and I schedule a Glycolic and Enzyme peel. The peel makes my skin texture smoother and cleared up skin alot (had 4 little postules on cheeks). I am using Scar Guard on the darker spots that I want to fade faster. I am scheduled for another microderm and peel. It is suggested that peels works better when skintone is evened out from the micro. I don't think superficial peels alone can do that. As a final, I will be getting Photo facials (IPL). they recommend that my breakouts be under control (hence the peels) before IPL otherwise I will have initial breakouts which will undo all I've done this month.
expensive, sigh. this is pretty aggressive in the short time but i really don't want to wear makeup. figure the longer I wait the harder to get rid of scar. but less downtime, less pain than laser or deeper peels. cheaper in long run.
at night I use sparingly pure squaline all over my face to hydrate and with a little neosporin for the "scar" spot treatment, then Scarguard over the more stubborn scars. I find the better I keep my face moisturized, the scab forms faster and sit lighter on skin. The deeper the scab the longer it takes for new skin to form underneath. good to know!
I just got a tube of Skinoren and I am tempted to use to lighten my scars. But I fear the breakouts. Am testing it on small spot near my jowls for patch test (have a few tiny whiteheads). this is so time consumning, i hope to spend less time obsessing once my skin gets to the healthy point. Emotionally and financially draining. Also to mention that I also am on a healthy regimen with flaxseed and Omega 3. Keeping all foods to organic only and cutting out the dairy and processed soy (which I think caused my breakouts, I had non organic milk for a week when I was on a trip!)
Posted 16 August 2007 - 04:10 AM
how does it even out skin tone if its for keliod type scarring...?
next is it effective on darker skin tones...?