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Old 12-25-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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I burned the back of my hand about a week and a half ago on our wood stove. It's begun healing and I can tell that the scar is going to be pretty bad. I tend to scar really easily- are there any methods that reduce burn scarring? I read something about silicone treatment- anyone have experience with that?

This is a before pic, the day after it happened.


And then again today.


Thanks for any advice!
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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There are some anecdotal reports of using stem cell based skin creams to minmize scarring. One maker with which I'm familiar is LifeLine Skin Care. Beware, it's quite expensive.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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Vit. E oil is supposed to help, not sure if true.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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I have had great luck with plain cocoa butter in a stick or jar.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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thanks!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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Any cream that you rub in several times a day will help. It's the rubbing that helps it not to scar, rather than the actual creams.
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