research I discovered a product called Rejuveness. The testimonials were impressive. I bought 3 products: the silicone sheet, the Rejuveness tape to hold it in place and the scar cream to be applied directly on the scar before the silicone sheet. As soon as my scar had become dry, approx 3 weeks after the surgery, I started using these products.
How does Rejuveness work? When your skin develops a scar due to the healing
of a wound, your skin also over time develops a 'memory' of that scar,
so even as our skin cells get old, die and are shed, the new replacement
skin cells continue to take on the shape and location of the scar tissue.
If you can prevent the scar tissue from forming, there will be no memory
of it for the skin to keep replacing. The silicon somehow has the ability
to help the skin repair itself and at the same time dissolve the scar.
The scar cream accelerates healing of the scar. What can I say, it works!
Application of Rejuveness. I rubbed a small amount of
the cream directly onto the scar. I stuck the (washable) silicon strip
over the top and then held it in place with the tape. I applied the
tape about 12-18 hours a day. By this time it was winter and was easily
hidden under a turtleneck or scarf. My skin did not like the tape too
much so I used very narrow pieces of tape that I placed in different places
each time. The silicon is hand washable with some gentle soap. It never wears out. Chances are you'll lose it since it is clear before you stop so having extra on hand is a good idea.
about 2 months and my scar had completely dissolved! All I am left with is an
indented line where the cut was made by the doctor along one of the natural lines of my neck. I am very happy with the results. View my original scar photos.
The entire area on my neck healed very quickly, partly I believe as a past esthetician I have
always taken great care of my skin in general. The item I used prior to the surgery and continue to this day is Dr.
Denese neck cream (on right side of this site). The most effective product I have tried and lasts for months.
A little goes a very long way. I believe it is important to have your skin in good condition before the operation which
will help in the healing process.
For more testimonials and the complete line of products, go to http://www.rejuveness.com/ .
You will find links to two Rejuveness kits on the right of this site which are the ideal size
for neck scar removal.