Scar removal/treatments?

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    May 08, 2009 2:59 AM GMT
    I had chest surgery to correct my indented chest a few years back, so now I have large scars on my upper chest. One right in the middle (looks like open heart style because it's basically the same procedure) and the others were for "drainage" and to remove the rod that held up the sternum while the cartilage regrew.

    So knowing how much gay men expect perfection icon_razz.gif, and knowing I have years to go before I get to where I want to look body wise, I figure I have time (and with a new job, soon the money) to go get the scars either repaired/removed or else somehow covered up (maybe with tattoos or something).

    So take a look at the following:

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    And tell me what you would do if you were in my shoes.

    Constructive feedback please. Not everyone popped out of their mother's veejayjay looking like an AnF model... icon_lol.gif

    Thanks!
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    May 08, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    massage lotion into it.
    some lotions are specifically designed to reduce scars, but I don't remember which key ingredients make the difference
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    May 08, 2009 4:25 AM GMT
    I think scars are distinguished. I might be biased because my torso looks like Freddy Kruegers ass. I would probably ask a dermatologist. There are various prescription and non-prescription topical treatments that can minimize the appearance of scars.
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    May 08, 2009 5:07 AM GMT
    my legs are covered with gnarly scars from an impetous youth spent biking. i hated them at first but then i grew fond of them. maybe you should think about the scars as reminders of previous battles?

    if they drive you nuts, remember that most scars fade with age. otherwise i think a plastic surgeon can help remove the scar tissue.
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    May 08, 2009 5:19 AM GMT
    The silicone sheets work. Check out rejuveness.com
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    May 08, 2009 6:15 AM GMT
    Probably not the answer you want to hear, but..

    Leave it alone. Scars add character. And if a guy asks, you can always tell him some outrageous story like you were wrestling alligators or something. icon_biggrin.gif

    If it really bothers you that much, then you should probably see a dermatologist. Don't get a tattoo though. I'm not sure how well the ink will settle in the scar tissue.
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    May 08, 2009 9:30 AM GMT
    blackbox_CO saidI had chest surgery to correct my indented chest a few years back, so now I have large scars on my upper chest. One right in the middle (looks like open heart style because it's basically the same procedure) and the others were for "drainage" and to remove the rod that held up the sternum while the cartilage regrew.

    So knowing how much gay men expect perfection icon_razz.gif, and knowing I have years to go before I get to where I want to look body wise, I figure I have time (and with a new job, soon the money) to go get the scars either repaired/removed or else somehow covered up (maybe with tattoos or something).

    So take a look at the following:

    3300832.jpg

    3300902.jpg

    And tell me what you would do if you were in my shoes.

    Constructive feedback please. Not everyone popped out of their mother's veejayjay looking like an AnF model... icon_lol.gif

    Thanks!


    A few years back i got into a bad accident and i had scars on the side of me. I used mederma and a series of treatments done by my dematoligist and a plastic surgeon. icon_smile.gif
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    May 08, 2009 1:21 PM GMT
    Maderma is supposed to work very well, I couldnt be bothered with the 3-4 times a day application though
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    May 09, 2009 1:46 AM GMT
    Maderma, I could give that a shot I guess. I used that stuff by the same company that makes Activ-on... Didn't really notice much difference after about 6 months of continuous use (like it says on the package). If Maderma is like that, I'll probably pass.

    I guess when my medical benefits kick in, I'll try speaking with a dermatologist and see what he says. I noticed with one of my smaller scars when I actually cut off the scar tissue it grew back almost normal... Not sure if I want to go through the pain of cutting off the upper layer of scar tissue for the bigger scars though. That's why I'm thinking that a professional might have a better idea of what to do or have the tools to do it.

    And I didn't think about tattoos not working well with scar tissue, guess I've never seen a tattoo over a scar, so not sure what it would look like.

    Thanks for the input guys!
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    May 09, 2009 7:04 AM GMT
    Some bud was telling me his wife uses that after birth shit that women use on their belly to ride them of stretch marks...well she has long since had kids and now put the shit on her face and looks remarkable. Maybe you should google it and do it. They said it's not cheep.

    I have also read that vitamin E oil mixed with jojoba oil is a good remedy.~