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Any suggestions for supplements that helped with loose skin and/or scar repair?

For example, I know Vitamin C helps with collagen production. Suggestions welcome.

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I don't think anything helps, really. Just stay on top of your supplements so it doesn't get any worse than it would be otherwise. The WLS scars will fade in time - my faded to the point where you couldn't see them anymore. plastic surgery scars are an entirely different story - but they're MUCH larger/longer.

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I am looking for the same thing honestly, and it is the reason I decided to join a bariatric forum!

So, Google says there are a whole bunch of things that help with skin elasticity (the main being collagen), and skin elasticity is the key words when trying to have skin that either stretchs without stretch marks or skin shrinking and going back into place without as much loose skin. Some of the things I have seen listed are collagen, retinal, reinoids, hyaluronic acid, genistein isoflavones, witch hazel extract, cocoa flavanoids, etc... but I have been having a hard time finding a single pill or powder with multiple things (like a multivitamin) and it has been frustrating... and I am absolutely certain I am not the only person who has wanted something like this, and something has got to exist, but I just can't find a good one.

Right now, One of the things I am looking at is this:

https://shop.purityproducts.com/skin-health/ultimate-collagen-formula

A couple of things I like about it is that it does not just contain collagen, but some pre-cursor Proteins to help your body to make it's own collagen, and some other things to help absorption and stabilization. And even more so, as a scientist myself, I love the fact that they actually referenced pubmed articles which are actual peer-reviewed scientific work... not just opinion pieces like many fad kinds of products list. Still... although a pretty advanced collagen supplement, it is ONLY collagen, and I really wish I could find something that is not to expensive that is far more comprehensive.

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18 minutes ago, Thedd said:

I am looking for the same thing honestly, and it is the reason I decided to join a bariatric forum!

So, Google says there are a whole bunch of things that help with skin elasticity (the main being collagen), and skin elasticity is the key words when trying to have skin that either stretchs without stretch marks or skin shrinking and going back into place without as much loose skin. Some of the things I have seen listed are collagen, retinal, reinoids, hyaluronic acid, genistein isoflavones, witch hazel extract, cocoa flavanoids, etc... but I have been having a hard time finding a single pill or powder with multiple things (like a multivitamin) and it has been frustrating... and I am absolutely certain I am not the only person who has wanted something like this, and something has got to exist, but I just can't find a good one.

Right now, One of the things I am looking at is this:

https://shop.purityproducts.com/skin-health/ultimate-collagen-formula

A couple of things I like about it is that it does not just contain collagen, but some pre-cursor Proteins to help your body to make it's own collagen, and some other things to help absorption and stabilization. And even more so, as a scientist myself, I love the fact that they actually referenced pubmed articles which are actual peer-reviewed scientific work... not just opinion pieces like many fad kinds of products list. Still... although a pretty advanced collagen supplement, it is ONLY collagen, and I really wish I could find something that is not to expensive that is far more comprehensive.

I guess it depends on how much loose skin you have, and the quality of the skin. Mine was so stretched out that it was of very poor quality - so nothing was going to help that except for surgery. But I weighed almost 400 lbs at my heaviest, so....my skin was pretty badly stretched out!

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On 9/8/2020 at 10:24 AM, catwoman7 said:

I guess it depends on how much loose skin you have, and the quality of the skin. Mine was so stretched out that it was of very poor quality - so nothing was going to help that except for surgery. But I weighed almost 400 lbs at my heaviest, so....my skin was pretty badly stretched out!

I have been looking for something to take before my surgery, so that it will be a better quality of skin before losing all the weight. That is where I am frustrated looking for something "great" and comprehensive... I would really like to be on something at least a month in advance.

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I am looking for acne bumps cause i got bumps ever since surgery

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2 hours ago, Thedd said:

I have been looking for something to take before my surgery, so that it will be a better quality of skin before losing all the weight. That is where I am frustrated looking for something "great" and comprehensive... I would really like to be on something at least a month in advance.

if it's really stretched it, nothing is really going to help it.

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