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Best silicone sheets to use for tummy tuck scar?

  • netka21
  • canada
  • 4 years ago

I am 5 weeks post FTT, incision completly healed. I was wondering which silicone sheets I should buy for my TT scar? I read about Mepiform, Biodermis. What about Oleeva and Scar Away (blend of silicone and teflon) is that proven to be better than just silicone?

Which brand is the best? Should I apply creams as well? Is there anything I can do to make thee scar thiner? My scar is very high, is there a way of bringing it down? Thank you.

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Has anyone tried the gelzone garment belt?
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Has anyone tried the gelzone garment belt?
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According to my research, you cannot use the cream under the silicone sheets because it prevents the silicone from doing its job and can cause skin irritation, but you can use the cream whenever you aren't wearing the silicone sheets. The skin must be completely clean of any products when you apply the sheets.
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I have been using the Mepiform for about 5 weeks (I'll be 8 weeks PO this week) and my PS cut up a sheet of it and applied it. I actually have only had to replace a few sections of it since then. She wants me to wear it for 12 weeks PO. So I really haven't seen my scar much, but it's looking good when I do see it!
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I've been using the Oleeva for a week now so it is to early to tell if it has helped. this past weekend I bought the CVS C-Section silicon strips for $15.99. I have to say the CVS strip are easier to handle since they are only 6 inches long. I use 4 at a time. The CVS sheet also stick and stay on better. The Oleeva curls up under my clothes. So I would reccommend the CVS sheet to save money and ease of us. Again it is too soon to tell if they help or not. Lastly don't use any creams under the sheets. This will prevent them from sticking and cause the silicon not to do its job. Like you my scar is also high. Not sure there is anything we can do about this? By the way I'm 7 weeks PO today
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I've been using the Rejuveness silicone sheeting for about a month and I think that it has really helped. My scar is lighter, less ropey and I feel like the sheeting does a nice job at protecting the sensitve area. I'm a fan. My PS said it wasnt needed but I tell you what, I think that I see noticable difference!
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Hi, do you still wear the binder and the mepiform at same time?
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I just started applying Mepiform last week at 3 weeks post-op. It's hard to evaluate the effectiveness yet because it's too soon. I can get enough from each sheet to last 2 weeks. You take use the same tape for about a week, then you have to put new tape on. You can purchase by the single sheet or box on Amazon. The single sheet is around $20. I'm not sure how you could use a cream and the sheets at the same time, as I think the cream would affect the ability of the sheet to stick well.
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you should buy both the cream for scars and the silicone sheets the sheets help bring them down and lighten them up.
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I want to know too :)
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Where can I get this?
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Advise welcomed
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