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Is silicone tape essentially the same as silicone sheets but just in one long roll to be cut down to any size? @ms.sss

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I believe they are the same, just different shapes.

This is the one I have (they are technically called "sheets" but are long and thin (see pic below)

P.S. I wanted to get the one that you have (the one that starts with a "c", i forget the name...) but they don't sell it here and are pretty expensive to buy online on this side of the border :( )

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I believe they are the same, just different shapes.
This is the one I have (they are technically called "sheets" but are long and thin (see pic below)
P.S. I wanted to get the one that you have (the one that starts with a "c", i forget the name...) but they don't sell it here and are pretty expensive to buy online on this side of the border [emoji20] )

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I got it on Amazon. My Dr didn't give any.

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Do they only work within a short time of having surgery or can you use them later too, like a year post-op, or is that too late?

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1 minute ago, GradyCat said:

Do they only work within a short time of having surgery or can you use them later too, like a year post-op, or is that too late?

I've read that although things like silicone sheets/gels, massaging with oils & lotions, etc can have at least SOME effect for the first year or two, they're most effective during the first six months after surgery. I'm still using lotions/oils on mine (my procedures were 10 months and 17 months ago), though - if I don't the scars feel dry and tight - drives me nuts.

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2 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

I've read that although things like silicone sheets/gels, massaging with oils & lotions, etc can have at least SOME effect for the first year or two, they're most effective during the first six months after surgery. I'm still using lotions/oils on mine (my procedures were 10 months and 17 months ago), though - if I don't the scars feel dry and tight - drives me nuts.

I used BioOil for the first 9 months and I thought they faded pretty well, but I'd like to diminish them further if possible

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I’ve read really good things about Skinuva Scar cream, which plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills are recommending to their post-op patients.

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...So I went down the research rabbit hole RE: scar maintenance and learned about tattooing as and option for scar fading. Basically the tattoo artist would tat over the scars with ink that matches your skin tone.

Though I suppose it would become more noticeable if/when you get a tan?

...interesting option, though...

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