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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

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Posted:Hey all

Quite a few of you seem to have good advice when it comes to herbally, healthy type things so...

I'm having a mole removed tomorrow (Eeeeeek!!) and it's probably going to leave a scar about 3cm long - just wondered if anyone knew any things to put on it to reduce the scarring?

Or if anyone has any words of comfort for one pretty nervous fwirler?


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polythene


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Posted:i had a couple frozen off, and the scars they warned me about never showed. you could be lucky depending on how 'deep' they are smile

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:Durbs, put sunscreen on the area for one year if it's at all sun-exposed. That will help keep the scar from being prominent.

-Mike )'(
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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:Stretch??

Depends where the mole is I suspect wink


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

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Posted:Arm UCOF, arm...

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

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Location: Hastings

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Posted:I bruise like peach, and scar like a ....scarry thing.
I use cocoa butter. It's got vitamin E in it which helps reduced scarrig and redness. I always forget to put it on through-out tehheday so what i usually do is whack a load of it on before i got to bed and stick a plaster on it. Ben usuing it fro about 5 weeks now and the big ugly scar on my knee has gone down loads.

Aimz xx


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:Thanks, Aimee. I forgot about that. Vitamin E, 1000 IU once daily for 1-2 months. But the sunscreen is the most important thing. Put it on EVERY DAY, regardless of whether you're going to be outside.

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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

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Posted:um, just as personal experience (and having a lot of scars), I found the thing that helped reduce scarring the most in my case was Rose Hip oil. Vitamin E is definately a plus tho.

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:Im with flynt.
I have more scars then skin almost.. tee hee (huge exaggeration)
I used palmers cocoa butter on my big scar on my leg and it has helped to fade it to almost nothing... I have been told that almond oil helps too...


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

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Location: In a test pit, Mackay

Total posts: 1107
Posted:Topical silicon gel is very commonly used for scar reduction - this is not the same thing as silicon grease.

Anything that lists Horsetail Fern (Scouring Rush) , genera Equisetum has a herbal origin


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native
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

native

sleeping with angels
Location: anaheim CA usa

Total posts: 508
Posted:use vitamin E IT HELP REDUCE THE SCARING

SLEEP WITH ANGELS muckieha

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Twirly


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Location: Hexham, Newcastle, England

Total posts: 233
Posted:Not quiiite on topic, but when I burn myself my mum always snaps an aloe vera leaf and rubs the oil onto the afflicted area. As with all this hippy medicine, I haven't got a clue whether it helps or not.

Davy


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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

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Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:Aloe Vera is the bomb,



I once burned the arm off myself while steaming milk for a latte, the chef pulled out his aloe vera plant before the first aid box, it did the job, no scar.....



*Edited for clarity*

On another note, the very first time I lit my staff i burned myself quite badly on my side where I manged to jam my staff. it was the hot metal, not the flame that did it. I used hydrogel as emergency care for the burn, I have a very light scar now that could've been alot worse. Must check and see whats in the hydrogel. Nothing natural i'd say.

*End Edited for clarity*



I often tell this to girls when they ask me if spinning is dangerous. Its alway nice to have an excuse to show peolple my ab-less belly smile




EDITED_BY: ado-p (1089123197)


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Dr_Molly


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Posted:lavender oil works wonders on scars
also sandalwood oil I think (for a less floral scent)
comfrey helps things heal fast (but that may increase scarring - great for nasty bruises though)

vitamin E oil - either straight or wheatgerm oil has lots in it

even just vaseline can help cuts heal faster (but make sure it's all good and clean, and probably not a good thing for burns)

oh, and don't pick at the scab

good luck hug
and remember, scars aren't all bad smile


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

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Posted:well, that was painless (literally - I can't feel most of my arm...)

3 stitches too - lovely


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Maximus Ego


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Posted:Let's not confuse the treatment of burns with the treatment of scars.
And scar tissue is different from those brown marks that remain after minor touches with fire. Scar tissue is usually lighter, harder, and more brittle than the surrounding tissue. Anything that nourishes and moisturizes the skin will help. I recommend wheat germ oil (loaded with vitamin E), tea tree oil, and honey (learned it from Pele). Commercial anti-scar creams often contain vitamin K. I also agree about aloe vera and lavender oil.
Now those little dark marks are actually extra-tanned spots caused by the sun on damaged surface areas which have lost some of their ability to protect themselves from the sun. That's why Lightening recommends sunscreen. Good advice.

peace,
Maximus


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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

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All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
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Posted:vitamin E.....especially the oil, cause you can rub it right into the scar. i had my nipp pierced and had to take it out, and used the oil on the scars. worked quite well.

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

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Location: Hexham, Newcastle, England

Total posts: 233
Posted:I had my arm pierced, had to take them out, but I didn't put anything onto the wounds. Now there are pretty little scars going across the back of my wrist, probably permanant. Luckily I quite like them, otherwise that would be a drag.

Davy


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Aleks


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Location: West Midlands, UK

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Posted:A second for the Aloe Vera!

Look at me twirl my pretty rainbow poi in my rainbowhat with my rainbow earings and my rainbow top etc.....

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Posted:awww hunny!!! :hugs:

Thirded the vit e oil.. I got some at home.. will give you some.. you can put it on when the skin hasn't healed yet, but you must carry on for ages and ages after.. My mate Snake went thru a car windscreen and smashed up his face.. I gave him loads and practically made him bath his face in it.. he had a huge scar on his forehead - did look pretty gross to be honest.. but now a year later, it's still noticable.. but not as pronouced as it was..

see you tonight maybe if it's not too rainy.. if not are we just going to the pub?


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Mele
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mele

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Location: Back home in Perth WA

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Posted:Written by: Flynt


I found the thing that helped reduce scarring the most in my case was Rose Hip oil.





Ditto, had to have some surgery done, and thats what my plastic sugeon suggested. Seems to have worked well too - Especially since redheads and black africans are more suseptable to scarring (my surgeon told me that, also said they are not sure why) but despite being a natural redhead, my scarrings not too bad smile



Good luck with the mole removal healing - sure it will all go fabulously hug


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Lurch
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

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Posted:But scars make better stories than tattoos... you could make up a great story for a 3cm scar

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:Did I mention sunblock? wink

-Mike )'(
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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

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Posted:Well, stitches come out tomorow, after which it shall be bathed in sunscreen, vitamin E and even more sunscreen. With Savalon.

I might even put a picture up of it smile


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:Oh, and Durbs? Please do not do what your avatar does. That makes scars heal poorly. ubblol

-Mike )'(
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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

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Posted:ubblol!!!

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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