Hello,Another study was just published in the most recent issue of the the Aesthetic Surgery Journal about the lack of efficacy of vitamin E on scar appearance. You should stop. As for silicone gel, it does help with scar redness, but right now your scars need mechanical support more than anything. That is why the most effective scar management system you should be employing is paper tape - two or three dollars for a roll from the local pharmacy. It will do more for scar appearance than anything else. Tape therapy should continue until scar strength has stabilized, around 3 to 4 months. After that, you can use silicone topical gel, if you still want to.Best of luck!