What is the most effective scar cream to apply on a tummy tuck scar so it would heal better?
Scar Cream for Tummy Tuck Scar?
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1540 Laser Better Than Scar Cream for Tummy Tuck Scar
Thank you for your question. I routinely advise my patients to massage their Tummy Tuck Scar and apply Scar Guard Cream after surgery.
However at the first sign of redness or "lumpy" areas in the scar I begin Laser Treatments with the 1540 Non ablative Fractional Erbium Laser. Results have been excellent.
Scar creams are a waste of money
I have never seen any scientific or clinical evidence that scar creams accomplish anything. There is good evidence, however, that religiously taping over your incision for 2-3 months can improve the final appearance of your surgical scar. The other thing that has been shown to be effective is silicone sheeting over the scar for several months. Don't waste your money on scar creams.
Tummy Tuck Scar Cream
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Tummy tuck scar cream
I agree with Dr. Naidu that there is no one best cream for tummy tuck scars. I, like Dr. Naidu, also like Scar Fade and Scar Guard for their excellent moisturization. I usually will apply steri strips (special adhesive tape) to the incision for the first 4-6 weeks followed by Scar Fade or Scar Guard. I have found this method works the best to address most surgical scars. Silicone gel sheeting is also a good option however, it may be cumbersome to get the sheets to stay on each time they are applied. The sheets also need to be used for several months to obtain optimal results.
Keep in mind, these options aid in scar appearance. Your body ultimately has the greatest effect on the way you heal.
Tummy Tuck scar
Hello! I find the best cream for post surgery scars is SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel or Epidermal Repair. They both contain Hyaluronic Acid which is highly moisturizing and helps with the appearance of scars. Hopefully this helps.
Scar care after tummy tuck
Pablo Prichard, MD
Scar cream for tummy tuck?
If unsightly scars are still present after approximately a year's time, other things that your surgeon may consider are intralesional steroid injections, laser, or just surgical revision of the scar itself.
Hope that this helps! Best wishes!
Proactive scar management
There are several things that can be done in a proactive manner to improve scarring after an abdominoplasty. It starts in the OR and the techniques used to close the scar without placing tension on the skin but on the deeper tissues. Next I Like to keep the scar taped for the first 3 weeks this keeps some of the early tension off of the scar. From the third week to the third month using a silicone product over the scar helps.
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