Scar cover

chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
Been working on how to get better scar coverage. Primer has never shown me anything before but I got some Dr. Brandt primer in my Birchbox and by dabbing and building I was getting pretty good coverage. I'm almost out though and had a 20% off coupon at Ulta. So I sat down and tried like 5 primers. Philosophy The Present works best. Here it is last night with It Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector in medium and It Celebration. ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1421767614.851347.jpg
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  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    Not as good in sunlight this a.m. But still good. Takes longer though as you have to let it set. I may pick up the Dr. Brandt for part of the time when I get some more BB points built up. ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1421767704.209566.jpg
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    The derm hasn't brought it up. It IS still healing. It's the recessed nature of the scar that is really hard to disguise as opposed to color.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
    What caused the scar, if you don't mind me asking? Would you consider a tiny filler injection after it's healed? It doesn't look bad tho...lots of ppl have stuff going on under their eyes so it would probably escape notice.
  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    I had a Basal Cell carcinoma removed in October. If you ever noticed that mole under my eye in pics that was actually a BCC. It wasn't there before 2010 or so. I see the derm in a month so we'll see how he thinks it's progressing. Wear your sunscreen! As I understand it isn't filler temporary? I doubt it's covered by insurance either so probably not. We'll see. Maybe it'll still fill in. The top is bumpy and sticks out but they might do an injection of some kind for that.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • TRBLTRBL Registered Users Posts: 5,294 Curl Connoisseur
    It can take over a year for a scar to 'settle' completely (or even longer). You might talk to your derm about Mederma, or other scar creams. My doc recommended using products with silicon (I used silicon patches on my leg scar). Something about the silicon mimics skin tissue and helps the healing. I know another boardie (besides me) has dealt with skin cancer, and I think she might have had some on her face.
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  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    Doc doesn't think Mederma is any better than Vaseline. The nurse does so she gave me samples. Yeah I'm sure it will keep healing but in the meantime I really want to try covering it. OTOH I know they haven't been completely happy with it. Oh well. There are worse things but I wanted to share what I'm learning with makeup in case it helps others.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • TRBLTRBL Registered Users Posts: 5,294 Curl Connoisseur
    I knew there was another product besides Mederma, but couldn't think of the name.. But I found the tube! I used this on a facial scar, and I do think it helped.

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  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Registered Users Posts: 1,033
    Regardless you are beautiful, Chupie!

    Just to put my two cents in, I've used Strivectin on stretch marks and thought it worked pretty well. It's pricey though.


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  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Registered Users Posts: 1,033
    As for a concealer I used to use Benefit Erase Paste and I liked it. In that top photo you posted it is nearly invisible, though.


    Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
    Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

    Go Red Wings!
    :hockey:

  • claudine191claudine191 Registered Users Posts: 8,221 Curl Connoisseur
    I used a silicone patch on a keloid scar from a car accident, and it helped until I got lazy and quit.
  • superzerosuperzero Registered Users Posts: 80
    I never cover up my scars, they make me look badass xD
  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    Well maybe if I was really buff or something. Lol.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Scottsdale, AZRegistered Users Posts: 9,777 Curl Virtuoso
    I just saw this recently, The woman is a tattoo artist, permanent cosmetics, and she helps acid & burn victims. She came up with a concealer.

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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Registered Users Posts: 15,490 Curl Neophyte
    Vitamin E works wonders when it comes to fading scars. It worked like a dream after my foot surgeries. *I broke open the caps and laid it on but it was also recommended that I sit in the sun for 5 to 10 minutes to get Vit D/assist the E. That might understandably make you nervous but foods or supplements should work. I am very glad they caught and removed it, btw!

    Concealers: Makeup Forever Full Coverage, Kat Von D makes a Tattoo Concealer that is supposed to be great. Estee Lauder has a camouflage concealer that is really good. It comes in a navy blue tube and is made for scars. Dermablend, Dermaflage... There is a wide range of highly pigmented concealers that should do the trick but they will all be in the medium to high price range. The trick will be finding one that is moisturizing enough given the location of your scar. Idk why, but concealers always want to cake near the eye if they don't have enough moisture, but I am sure several of the pastes do.
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