Advise on helping scars fade?

A surgery on Claire’s clubbed feet and tibia left some pretty distinctive scars that bother her. Other than vitamin E, do you all have any suggestions? Creams, oils, etc? Considering we have another surgery in our future, I would love to find a way to find something to help minimize the scarring. Thanks!

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  • Lanolin? I haven’t tried it on scars, but I know it is very soothing on other types of abrasions etc.

  • I found this quote on a really cool website, SpinaBifidaNaturally.com/gotu-kola. πŸ˜‰

    “In addition to its neurological benefits, Gotu Kola has long been recommended for the treatment of scars and has been used as a topical cream in a comprehensive scar management programs. According to pharmacological studies, one outcome of gotu kola’s complex actions is a balanced effect on cells and tissues participating in the process of healing, particularly connective tissues. One of its constituents, asiaticoside, works to stimulate the regeneration of skin cells and underlying connective tissue. In a study published in Annals of Plastic Surgery, gotu kola accelerates healing of burns and minimizes scarring. Observationally, it was found to improve scar maturity from an average of six months without treatment to three months with treatment.”

  • I had forgotten about lanolin– that stage seems eons ago. πŸ™‚

    Gotu kola–should have perused the website more. πŸ™‚ a cream certainly seems like the easiest way to try it out….I’ll see if I can find some at my health store.

  • Search for Centella cream. Gotu Kola’s latin name is centella asiatica. The most common brand on Amazon is this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Abhaibhubejhr-Centella-Improves-Healing-Process/dp/B00EVLLRJM/

    I’m going to buy it too.

  • I ordered it–can’t go wrong for six dollars!

  • I can also highly recommend Imortelle by doTERRA. I used it on a facial scar left from removal of skin cancer, and have used it on my cesarean scar. Within 2 weeks of starting the roll-on, my scars flattened out (no more bump or ridge) and the redness is gone. Folks don’t even see my face scar any more. It’s expensive though, even with a wholesale membership. I love it. I am a wellness advocate with doTERRA, just FYI. you can buy it here: http://www.mydoterra.com/wellspringhope/ and learn more here: http://www.doterratools.com/skin-care/immortelle-blend/

  • I’ll look into the Imortelle–thanks for the suggestion! I feel like it helps to switch up different remedies so I like to keep several things in my arsenal. πŸ™‚

  • I just had to chime in really quick and let you know what amazing things the helichrysum is doing on my oldest son’s burn scar under his right eye. After months of staying the same with no visible progress of any kind, just a few applications of helichrysum have produced dramatic results. Not only is the scar getting smaller, but the discoloration is fading significantly. It’s really amazing. Lydia, you were so right!

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