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Old 29-08-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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has anybody tried using bio-oil, or another scar-reduction product, on their scars? and how effective is it?
(i know about the british red cross camouflage stuff)

i had some pure aloe-vera gel when i was in the hospital. i was scratching rather than cutting for lack of a blade, and i found that it did help the scratches heal a little faster. it didn't do anything for healed (closed up but still red and hard) scars however.

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Old 29-08-2008, 10:19 PM   #2
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In my experience, it works. Obviously it's not a miracle, but on some of my scars it made them fade quite considerably. You can't use it until the wounds have fully healed though. An alternative is Vitamin E cream, which isn't as drastic as bio oil but also works.

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Old 29-08-2008, 10:46 PM   #3
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I use Bio Oil (when I remember) and I do think it's helped quite a lot.
Yeah creams with vitamin E in are really good too.



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Old 29-08-2008, 11:01 PM   #4
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Bio-oil is designed to use on scars so it is something that shouldn't be used before the skin has fully healed over. This is because it alters the environment around the cut and so could irritate the wound and could also introduce infection. Though, once healing is complete then Bio-oil is great to reduce scarring. Hmmm... I think I read what you said wrong, it was Aloe-Vera you said you used on healing scratches, I thought you meant bio-oil on my first read... Well what I said about bio-oil is still true :)

I am currently using bio-oil on a large area and am finding it to be very effective at fading my scars, some of which are within the last 2months, others being a lot older.


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Old 29-08-2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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hi yanna,

yeh i find it quite good on old scars, the earlier you use it, the better (but as animad said, only on healed areas)

you do have to perciveer (?sp) with it, its not a quick fix. i like the smell too :) x



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Old 30-08-2008, 12:21 AM   #6
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I used bio oil on one arm and not on the other for several months and there was no effect from it at all, I think that it is just commercialism and has no effect. Sorry but like anti wrinkle cream it works on psychology not on physiological processes. Donít be deceived by advertising on expensive products there really is no cure for scars. I donít mean to be negative, but realistic. I myself will have to live with my mutilation and I will and hoping for a miracle cure is just a fantasy.Sorry



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Old 30-08-2008, 12:25 AM   #7
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i think like anything, things work differently for different people. sometimes just the fact that you are massaging/ rubbing the area helps the circulation to the area which can aid the latter stages of wound healing x



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Old 30-08-2008, 12:53 AM   #8
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thank you everyone for replying.
i think i'll give it a go, but maybe test it out a bit like i did the aloe vera; rub it into one half of a large scar and se if theres any difference.
positive posts make me think its worth a go.

is that the tattoo l'll esky? it looks really good. i like that the stars are all different.

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Old 30-08-2008, 01:00 AM   #9
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Wheat Germ oil was pretty crap. I bought some from Holland and Barret but it just didn't work...my scars are red, raised and hypertrophic though so it might just not have worked because of the severity of them. Either way, I didn't notice any effect from it.

I haven't tried Bio Oil so I can't give info on that, I'm afraid.



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Old 30-08-2008, 02:07 AM   #10
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I used bio oil for a while but keep forgetting to put it on so tryed something else is from boots it a gel in a bottle can't remember the name but its small and blue i think that works and it drys really quick but its ike £15 for a bottle no bigger then your finger lasted me a month and half.

I think try it anythings worth a go thats what i think and if it doesn't then at least you tryed and its great for the skin not old age comming to put it on. sorry not much help



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Old 30-08-2008, 09:47 AM   #11
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I just wanted to say too that don't expect a result from using creams instantly, it does take time and sometimes one product may work really well for one person and not another. I know for me, Cocoa butter had no effect on speeding up the fading of my scars but I have scars now that are a couple of months old that I'm using bio-oil on and they have fading as much if not more than ones that were the same but took around 9months to get to that stage without bio-oil. It does take some perseverance though. If you can't afford creams you could just try massaging them as lil esky says. It may not work as quickly but it should help

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Old 30-08-2008, 10:18 AM   #12
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I have used bio oil for past 3 months and have found it has helped a lot... but like others said what may work well for someone may not work as well for another, but I hope it works for you as well as it has for me and a few others on here!



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Old 31-08-2008, 02:30 AM   #13
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my friend uses cocoa butter moisturiser religiously and her scars have almost disappeared on her legs, in around 6 months

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Old 01-09-2008, 02:30 PM   #14
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I use bio-oil and it has really helped -no one can see the scars on my arms anymore. I mean i know they are there but they are so so faint. Im now working on my legs and thats working well on them too. Good luck with it.



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Old 01-09-2008, 05:15 PM   #15
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Ye, i have(bio-oil). It didnt really work for me, at least not enough to notice a drastic change.





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Old 03-09-2008, 01:09 PM   #16
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It Fades The Scars A Bit, But Then If You Stop Using It For A While They Go Back To How They Where (In My Experiance). Also The Boots Own One, It's Cheaper Than Bio-Oil And I Prefer It.



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Old 04-09-2008, 12:37 AM   #17
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I used bio oil on one arm and not on the other for several months and there was no effect from it at all, I think that it is just commercialism and has no effect. Sorry but like anti wrinkle cream it works on psychology not on physiological processes. Donít be deceived by advertising on expensive products there really is no cure for scars. I donít mean to be negative, but realistic. I myself will have to live with my mutilation and I will and hoping for a miracle cure is just a fantasy.Sorry
The thing is, anti-wrinkle creams claim to get RID of wrinkles, to eliminate them, which isn't possible.

Bio-oil doesn't claim to make the scars disappear, it just aids their healing and fading process. Much the same as certain creams and anti-biotics can encourage the body to fight bacteria and to heal, the bio-oil encourages your body to speed up the fading process.

They can be very effective, and whilst the scars will always be there, they will fade and they can improve and become a lot less noticable.

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