Scar cream??

Ania
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Scar cream??

Postby Ania » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:35 pm

Hi all just wondering if anyone got any recommendations from plastics or hospitals for creams or lotions that help reduce scars after surgery? My plastics guy wouldnt recommend anything, but surely there is something out there that helps, right?
Diagnosed May '12
Her2+ er+ pr+
Chemo TCH July '12- Oct '12 (4/6 severe reactions)
Double Mastectomy & Tissue expanders Nov '12
Tamoxifen Feb '13 (2 failed attempts)
Radiation (28) Feb '13
Recon surgery Oct '13
Life back Jan '14
Aged 29 yrs

FunkyChick
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Location: Dublin

Re: Scar cream??

Postby FunkyChick » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:39 pm

E45 cream is the thing!! Physio's in beaumont recommend this & to do some scar massage with it...that's what I did after Mastectomy & it -was great, am now doing it after Diep re-con. :D

Amaryllis
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Re: Scar cream??

Postby Amaryllis » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:02 pm

Hi Ania
You could try Elave lotion - previously known as Emolave. The nurses advised me to use it for face & body - and i've been using it on my mastectomy scars which have healed really well. Its fantastic stuff and you can get it at almost any pharmacy in Dublin.

Cheers,
Liz

Ania
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Re: Scar cream??

Postby Ania » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:40 pm

That's great ladies thanks so much for the reply! He did actually say E45 cream but I thought that he didn't hear the question right (he tends to waffle on and appears to loose track of thought, but he's really nice) so I didn't pay much heed.

It must be more the massage than the cream , well I will try it so, nothing to loose!!! :)
Diagnosed May '12
Her2+ er+ pr+
Chemo TCH July '12- Oct '12 (4/6 severe reactions)
Double Mastectomy & Tissue expanders Nov '12
Tamoxifen Feb '13 (2 failed attempts)
Radiation (28) Feb '13
Recon surgery Oct '13
Life back Jan '14
Aged 29 yrs

encee
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Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:46 pm

Re: Scar cream??

Postby encee » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:26 am

Hi there
You're right when you say it's the massage action that helps deal with scars; for what it's worth, I used Bio Oil (I was advised to wait 5-6 weeks before going too hard on it) but I'm pretty sure any lotion will give you same result.
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