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So, I am using some scar cream on the scars from the bra-band skin excision I had done several weeks ago. It really doesn't seem to be doing anything, but I am continuing with it anyways.

BUT, 1oz was 30$. I am having a TT and arm lift in 3 weeks and 1oz will NOT last very long and I don't want to spend God knows how much on cream! I hear the tape is a good option, so I may go with that. I have been reading that you can use the tapes for 3 days, take it off, wash it, and reuse it. Is this true??? Seems gross. How does it continue to stick and how does the silicone remain effective?

Any links to good tape?

I gots questions. lol.

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I used silicone tape on my VSG incisions. They are now just thin white lines. Not sure if it helped, but certainly didn’t hurt. I plan to use it again when I have plastics.

The tape I used was from Amazon. It was inexpensive. The tape would stay up to 5 days with daily showers. It wasn’t the reusable type

When I get to my computer I’ll link it.

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I have read that found scar massage will help more than creams etc. you have to wait until the incision is fully healed but check into that as well.

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5 minutes ago, 2Bsmaller18 said:

I have read that found scar massage will help more than creams etc. you have to wait until the incision is fully healed but check into that as well.

Yeah, my surgeon told me to massage the sites I have currently when I shower. I use calendula ointment once a day and scar cream once a day, as well. I am not really pressed about the appearance of these scars... but I do want to minimize the ones that will be on my arms since they will be fairly visible. The ones I have currently are covered by my bra.

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Hands-down silicon tape for arms. Plus I still don’t even think about going outside without sun block . I used cream on my I’ll be L with much success but used tape on my arms and tape on my legs for approximately 3 to 4 months. Places closer to creases cream is easier. I just chose mine on Amazon same that my PS gave me.

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I used these in a longer size when I had my titanium clavicle installed in 2014 and you have to really look closely to see the 6 inch scar. I did not bother with the tiny incisions from my sleeve and they are barely noticeable now. No one besides me and the Mr. sees them anyway. My tummy baring days are long past😂🤣

I left them on 24/7 except to shower and they wash easily with mild soap and the stickiness comes back right away.

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Edited by MIZ60

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I will always say that this cheap and cheerful method worked a dream - I tried massaging - Did nothing - I kept this cheap tape on the areas for 3 months - It supported the scar whilst it healed - and the scars I did this on are thin white lines - The ones I did not are uglier and a lotttt fatter and look kinda stretched.

I tried a cheaper version of this tape on one leg and used this tape on the opposite leg - I regret that now as the leg this tape was on has a ten times better scar than the other leg..

For the incision that went at bra band height - I put this on in a tightish circle right in a ring on me - It stayed put well and worked great - Can hardly see that scar now.

Anyways I used this - And changed it taking it off BEFORE showering and putting new on afterwards and I also kept my Design Veronique compression garment on for 3mths as that held the tapes in place easier.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Micropore-Paper-Tape-rolls/dp/B002P70T52

Good Luck

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On 10/29/2019 at 8:17 AM, sillykitty said:

I used silicone tape on my VSG incisions. They are now just thin white lines. Not sure if it helped, but certainly didn’t hurt. I plan to use it again when I have plastics.

The tape I used was from Amazon. It was inexpensive. The tape would stay up to 5 days with daily showers. It wasn’t the reusable type

When I get to my computer I’ll link it.

Here's the one I used. I still have tons left and plan to use it after my plastics

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VE9AL8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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1 hour ago, sillykitty said:

Here's the one I used. I still have tons left and plan to use it after my plastics

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VE9AL8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thank you! Saving to my wishlist.

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Actually going to order it now as a trial run on the "side boob" skin excisions before the "big day" coming up. See if it makes any noticeable difference with 3 weeks of use....

edit: unf. may not arrive until november 13th. ah well. still going to try it.

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1 hour ago, mousecat88 said:

Actually going to order it now as a trial run on the "side boob" skin excisions before the "big day" coming up. See if it makes any noticeable difference with 3 weeks of use....

edit: unf. may not arrive until november 13th. ah well. still going to try it.

That sucks. There are a lot of similar tapes. I'm sure they are pretty identical. You can find an option to arrive sooner I'm sure!

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1 hour ago, mousecat88 said:

Actually going to order it now as a trial run on the "side boob" skin excisions before the "big day" coming up. See if it makes any noticeable difference with 3 weeks of use....

edit: unf. may not arrive until november 13th. ah well. still going to try it.

That sucks. There are a lot of similar tapes. I'm sure they are pretty identical. You can find an option to arrive sooner I'm sure!

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2 minutes ago, sillykitty said:

That sucks. There are a lot of similar tapes. I'm sure they are pretty identical. You can find an option to arrive sooner I'm sure!

I ordered the one you recommended and another that is wider (for my arms). We shall see!

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2 minutes ago, mousecat88 said:

I ordered the one you recommended and another that is wider (for my arms). We shall see!

If you get a chance can you link it? I may need a wider one for my LBL scar.

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Edited by sillykitty

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