Neck Scar Treatment

Im soon to have some surgery on my neck ACDF, what is the best way to treat the scar after for reducing its overall appearance ? any good products i should use?

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  • Pollycat
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    edited 3 December 2020 at 7:56AM
    Bio-oil.

    Recommended by my consultant after a small operation.
    My sister had the same operation that I did but 3 months earlier than me.
    I've used the oil religiously, twice a day as soon as the scars fell off for about 6 months, once a day since.
    My scar is definitely less visible than hers.

    But do ask your consultant for advice.

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    chriz1 said:
    Im soon to have some surgery on my neck ACDF, what is the best way to treat the scar after for reducing its overall appearance ? any good products i should use?
    I agree with Pollycat's comment: But do ask your consultant for advice.

    What my plastic surgeon advised me to do 'massage the scar with E45 cream'........worked a treat and my scar is invisible..............but it might not be appropriate for you.
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    Vitamin e could help - either taking a supplement or putting it directly on the skin or both. It's cheap as chips so if you're on a budget, could be the way to go. I'm going to echo asking your consultant too, especially before putting anything on your skin. 
  • Pollycat
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    Mnoee said:
    Vitamin e could help - either taking a supplement or putting it directly on the skin or both. It's cheap as chips so if you're on a budget, could be the way to go. I'm going to echo asking your consultant too, especially before putting anything on your skin. 
    My foot consultant recommended I take Vit C & D, That was at one of my pre-operation appointments.

    But these are really all things that the OP's consultant should be advising during appointments,
  • Pollycat said:
    Bio-oil.

    Recommended by my consultant after a small operation.
    My sister had the same operation that I did but 3 months earlier than me.
    I've used the oil religiously, twice a day as soon as the scars fell off for about 6 months, once a day since.
    My scar is definitely less visible than hers.

    But do ask your consultant for advice.


    My wife had a partial thyroidectomy in August and was left with an awful scar.  It was 6" long and looked like a cartoon Frankenstein scar.  She was really upset.

    Her consultant recommended Bio-oil and the results have been amazing.  The scar hasn't vanished but it's unrecognisable compared to what it was.  I thought it was a load of bo77ocks that massaging some oil in would work - but it definitely has.

    It certainly works - but it is pretty pricey
  • Pollycat
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    My wife had a partial thyroidectomy in August and was left with an awful scar.  It was 6" long and looked like a cartoon Frankenstein scar.  She was really upset.

    Her consultant recommended Bio-oil and the results have been amazing.  The scar hasn't vanished but it's unrecognisable compared to what it was.  I thought it was a load of bo77ocks that massaging some oil in would work - but it definitely has.

    It certainly works - but it is pretty pricey
    But it goes a long, long way.
    I bought a 200ml bottle and it's done 2 x 4" scars for me, 1 x 4" scar for my sister and I still have half a bottle left.
    I'm still using it on both feet after 1st operation in March 2019 & 2nd in January 2020.

    And I believe it can also be used on the face for wrinkles and acne.
    And for stretch marks.

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