Need help for minor scars!
June 22, 2007 3:07pm CST
Does anyone know what I can do about scars? As a mom, I'm constantly getting tiny cuts on my hands from housework and general baby care. Maybe it's just part of the job, but I'd like to lessen the appearance of scars if possible. Does anyone know where I can find a really good scar gel or cream that I can use on my hands.
22 Jun 07
Hello! There are many things that you can use. The best thing that I have found is vitamin E oil. It is a little expensive. My boyfriends daughter got a bad cut on her face, and we put that on it to reduce scaring. It works very well. It will not get rid of them, but it does help reduce the look of them. It also helps with reducing the appearance of stretch marks too. Hope this helps.
• United States
22 Jun 07
I'd go with everyone elses suggestions for mederma, but that is really expensive and I pretty much refuse to pay that much for it. At walmart stores around me it usually runs about 12 - 14 dollars for a small tube. I have a cat and he scratches me a lot. I also get a lot of paper cuts at work. Frankly, I just basically am clumsy and hurt myself a lot! I also scar really really easily. When I get cut I always clean it with Peroxide and then put neosporin on it and if needed cover it with a band aid. They have really good band aids these days some of which are waterproof and some of which are shaped for odd places like your knuckles. Buying Peroxide, band aids and neosporin would probably still cost less than mederma. The key is really to keep it protected, if it gets infected or irritated it's going to take longer to heal and have more of a chance to scar. Also Zinc and Vitamin E are good for your skin... vitamins also help.