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Old 04-27-2013, 12:24 AM   #21
 
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You do have some scarring, but I think most of it is PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). That's the dark spots. They will fade on their own, in about 6-12 months. Mederma might hurry it up a bit, but I've never had much success with it, and I don't think I would ever use it on my face. Seems like a product that would break me out...which would defeat the purpose, because the biggest thing about PIH, is stopping the breakouts, so your healing can finally catch up. Rather than Mederma, I like Vitamin C serum for fading PIH.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:00 AM   #22
 
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You do have some scarring, but I think most of it is PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). That's the dark spots. They will fade on their own, in about 6-12 months. Mederma might hurry it up a bit, but I've never had much success with it, and I don't think I would ever use it on my face. Seems like a product that would break me out...which would defeat the purpose, because the biggest thing about PIH, is stopping the breakouts, so your healing can finally catch up. Rather than Mederma, I like Vitamin C serum for fading PIH.

Thats exactly what my mom said. I have the Lumene (i believe it's spelled like that) vitamin c serum i got sent to me from the company but never used it. I may try that because i hear such good things.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #23
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i'm thinking i would apply the mederma first, then moisturizer, spf.... the mederma might cancel out the spf anyway. it is important to put sunblock on scar tissue as that is new skin and will burn.

mederma does work. i and my kids have used it for various scars. my daughter used it on her cesarean section scar.
glad it's working for you!
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:04 PM   #24
 
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i'm thinking i would apply the mederma first, then moisturizer, spf.... the mederma might cancel out the spf anyway. it is important to put sunblock on scar tissue as that is new skin and will burn.

mederma does work. i and my kids have used it for various scars. my daughter used it on her cesarean section scar.
glad it's working for you!
There's a mederma you can buy at target that has SPF 30 in it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:31 PM   #25
 
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Yeah i seen it, i just can't afford to buy another tube right now. I believe i will do it the way you suggested applying it, thank you! It really is working. A lot were newer and i didn't even realize, so that's why it's fading more quickly. I'm really happy.

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:18 PM   #26
 
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Ambi cream is meant for fading scars. I've never used it but I've been eyeing it lol

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Ambi cream is meant for fading scars. I've never used it but I've been eyeing it lol

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Ambi doesn't fade away scars and it makes your skin extremely oily. I tried it and it didn't do much for my skin besides give it a layer of unneeded oil.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:29 PM   #28
 
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Ambi cream is meant for fading scars. I've never used it but I've been eyeing it lol

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It unfortunately broke me out. i eyed it for awhile too lol.

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