Have stopped the silicone cream from April,May (ok, it's not yet one year..) .I have got to say now that the overall experience wasn't bad , although the effect it had on my scars was not so big , I would say now that it was probably a 15- 20 percent improvement and I don't know if it was worth it all the months that I was putting it .Anyway , life continues.Been putting now some times a home made baking soda paste on my face ,it is like an exfoliator , doesn't do miracles , but seems to help a bit .I would just want to say to anyone that has acne (I don't have any more ,it is many years without acne.. ) to just try to stop touching their faces , for many days and see if this helps them.That"s what I did, and it helped me( along with putting on a cotton ball medical alcohol and leaving it a bit on my zits , but I would't suggest everyone trying this because alcohol is strong and can possibly damage the skin permanetenly .)Just don't touch your face and see after some days if this helps..
I decided not to start again with the cream as I planned .I have seen small improvement(for me) as I said, from 30 to 50 percent after these 6 months.So , you need at least a year or two to see something good,and I can't be sure even for this.And I don't know what side effects it might have putting something artificial on your skin for this much..Till now it had none, and I believe silicone is very neutral and used as everyone knows in implements inside human body, but still , who knows,,, So , in the near future, I am not continuing it.Maybe I will be putting some natural remedy , although I know they don't work so much .And probably I am leaving a beard, as I had done in the past for a year ,and although I didn't like ,it helps a bit for the scars not to show .So If some time later I restart silicone, I will post..
These days , my treatment reached 6 months.But I must first say that I stopped it on the start of the month, this means some days before the end , but even some days less , it is the same .I am going to write some conclusions and thoughts about my experience .First , why did I stop sooner?It wasn`t a big deal , I just felt like doing it.And before two weeks I felt one day complete disappointment and depression..Those days were cold,I wasn`t drinking water,something that I do some times,and I looked at my face , all my scars pointing out just like the begging of the session..I said all this time for nothing...It was a very bad day for me...All this time I was with the thought that the first months I would see no improvement , and then , magically , the 5th or 6th month , all my scars would fade very much or have gone..Boy ,disappointment... Next day , I was feeling a bit better .I understood that my face was showing like this because it was dehydrated .I also have been doing a protein diet,not eating protein I mean , to loose some excess weight I had, and especially in my neck and face , my cheeks looked like baby`s , and since I lost most of this fat , I came to understand that the scars although the improvement of the cream , had a negative effect from weight loss , and so showing more .Now , let`s come to say objectively, how much improvement I `ve had with this therapy these 6 months.I would say at least 30-50 percent better..It is not bad , it is quite good.It depends how you see it, what expectations you have.And something else, this cream has flattened most of my pores near the scars I putted it,making the skin around them better .About the future?Well ,I intend this month to continue not putting anything on my skin, leaving it to relax.And from next month , I am going to continue for probably another 6 months and hope to have some more improvement..I don`t have so big expectations any more , just improvement, any, although it would really be great if I could reach 80-90 percent improvement...I will post again soon..
I started using silicon cream on Octomber .It`s brand name is zeraderm but I guess most of the brands are the same .This is what my local pharmacy had .It costs about 40 euros but I passed with it 3 months before ending ,and I put it on many places of my face , so I don`t think that it is so much expensive after all...Having used other creams on the past ,like a snail one(!) called elicina ,one other for scars called kelosoft , vitamen e , and others I don`t remember , I have to say that this silicone one is more easy to use and apply.I put on the morning and on the night, that means almost 24hours a day ( although the first 2 months many nights I was bored to put it and skipped it some times).When you apply a small quantity on your scar and rub it for some seconds , it is absorbed by your skin and it doesn`t show at all even on daylight , something I like so much compared to all other creams I used that always showed...So , I started on octomber , and I had found out about silicon creams for scars by pure luck at that time.I did a small research , found what brands where out on the market .I also saw a small medical study which later I could not find again on the internet , and I wonder why ,that showed three patients , there photos on the start , on the third month , and on the sixth month that the course ended using silicon cream , a different brand I don`t remember , but as I said , probably the brands don`t matter , since silicone is probably the same quality and type.And I saw that on the third month , there was no change on the marks and scars , but on the sixth month , there was much improvement and especially on one of them completelly vanished...So , I said to myself, I have used so many things on the past , why not use this one too , for six months and see what would happen , I had nothing to loose .And I expected from the start that I would not see any improvement the first three months , but later I would...And this was something crucial.Because this belief was needed all those days and nights at the start that I putted it , not knowing if it would do anything , if I was wasting my time.But this strong belief , and that I had nothing else to do to my face except maybe from lazer , which I will never do , once having the bad experience of the chemical peeling,made me continue all these months...The first and second month , my improvement was maybe about 10 -20 percent on my scars , and now on the fifth month , it is about 50 percent..I am satysfied with it , I want to see what will it be like on the sixth month , and probably , I am going to continue this , even for another six months.I am going to put posts here,with Gods will first of all , how am I doing, on the sixth month and later, on the summer , and I hope it turns all good .When I am talking about improvement on my scars , I mean that they are not so deep any more.And according to my silicone cream , although they don`t exactly know how it works , they say that by applying it on your tissue so many hours a day, you block the breathing of your harmed skin, making the lower layers of it going up and starting to fill your scars slowly with new healthy tissue.And it takes much time , many months , as I have found out too , to see progress , you must be very patient , and continue it all this long time..
My past . In teenage years I had medium to severe acne.I was always ashamed of myself , lonely , antisocial , hated going to school and people seeing my face red...I went to some dermatologists starting at 15-16 .They prescribed me topical creams , washing cream soaps, and antibiotics .But , acne would always be there .The only good thing at that times was that my face was very oily , and even if I popped zits or cysts , no marks, scars would happen . At about 19 , I used Accutane...Didn`t get to finish on it normally , because some side effects started on about the second month..And worse , while getting it , from the first month , my acne became so worse that all my face was completely red with big acne cysts as never before...I didn`t care at first so much , because I knew that this is how it worked .At first your acne becames worse , and later, it starts to disapear and your skin exfoliates and exfoliates , taking away the scars made, leaving you perfect white skin .But on me , the side effects started when acne had started to disappear , but my exfoliation process had started too but was still on the start .So , I stoped it , and was left whith many scars all over my face as never before..And after 4-5 months, acne did reapear but not so severe... Later , after one two years , I did get rid of acne , almost completely, although even now , in my thirties , I might get a zit out maybe once every 2-3 months, but this is nothing...How I got rid of acne ? It was quite simple...I wish I had done it from teenage years, although I can`t say for sure that it would have worked then..My solution:I stopped touching my face completely.no fingers , no touching , no washing even(!).And the acne spots , cysts , zits , would start after some days to go away..And if I had a new spot go out , I would always remember that it was in the place that I had touched my face with my hands the previous day..I don`t know if , it would work on everyone else , but it worked for me.No soaps , no creams , just not touching my face... Something else that I used , that I don`t thing it was good for my skin, but I didn`t care at that time, was putting some medical alcohol on a piece of coton and puting it on my zits for some seconds . So , I finally got rid of acne, but was left with so many scars from accutane..Before 2 years , I got fed up with my face situation , how it still affected my life as my scars made me with no confidence..I decided to do a chemical peeling.I went to a dermatologist and she did it.I remember my skin burning where she putted it , only on the scar places , and pain as I have never felt before..And I am a man that can tolerate pain and would always be the last to say something about pain on other occasions in life...The result of the chemical peeling, I was left with even deeper scars , and my skin never regenarated..I tried aftrer a while dermarollers , they didn`t do anything , waste of money..I tried all short of home remedies, lemon , garlic , nothing , maybe they made scars worse.From autumn , I started silicon cream , and now , after 5 months I have started to see some results on my scars and improvement...