Registered: 30 January 2015
I looked through all the forum topics and couldn't find anything addressing what to do to minimize scarring from surgery. One week ago I had surgery to stabilize a leg fracture and have one approx. 6 in. long incision, plus two other smaller incisions. I believe all my stitches will be removed at my next Dr.'s appointment, in a few days. I know not to use copper peptides on broken skin, and that I need to avoid exposing the scars to sunlight for many months. Other than that, ?? A friend told me to put liquid vitamin E on the scars. I have not researched that yet. Does Dr. Pickart have any advice about fresh surgical scars? Thanks.
Location: Skin Biology in Bellevue, Washington - USA
Registered: 22 June 2004
Dr. Pickart will probably post his thoughts shortly - But please keep in mind that copper peptides are only designed for cosmetic uses.
Our products are not to be used on skin that is severely irritated, oozing, or on any open wounds. So be sure that the area has completely healed over first.
Only after the area has completely and totally healed over, you can diminish the look of blemishes by using a mild copper peptide. Many have successfully used the products to improve the appearance of their skin.
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