Not long ago, after Vivian asked me about the doctor for burn (her baby got burn on cheek), I began to search more info on scar management when she found out that Egyptian Magic Cream works good for burn skin. At the same time, I also walk across all searched sites for Burn and Scar Creams, in hoping that I can use other product to speed up the scar appearance recovery.
Many good ones are only available in USA and I felt it was so hard for me to just buy and use it without any support from here. Finally I got ScarHeal.com, they offered a range of scar recovery products made in USA and what so good is that, there is distributor from Malaysia and many other countries too. This is also one of the few scar cream that I come across of the after use result which looks convincing to me.
Without further delay, after some correspondent with the Product Consultant here, I got the Scar Esthetique® Scar Crème for Terry to use for free (the first tube only). Since it is very new in Malaysia (3 months ago got government approval here), the company wanted to take Terry's scar case as its clinical sample, that is why they offer me the first tube to try and can get further discount on the rest. This range of scar products only available in hospital under recommendation of doctor and it is not going to sell elsewhere.
The Product Consultant was good enough to send me the tube by hand. For clinical test purpose, she took some of the photo of Terry's scar and gives me more info on their range products too. She further advised me that the cream got many tested on and used which the result is proven it works. Well, I really hope it can help Terry too.
On 22/7, right after I got the cream, I put it on a few area of scar on arm, shoulder and back for 3 times, 3-4 hours apart once. It not show any bad sign on the 3 times application. In the evening when I bath him, I found all those patches which I put on the cream got RED all over. His skin got irritation and it was hot chili red! I shouldn't have put it at more than one area when trying on new cream. Luckily it not appeared any major rashes and itchiness, as I don’t find him scratch on it. The redness on skin was burning hot too when touch on it. The scale redness is large as where the cream was rub on. Not only the redness appeared on scar skin, it also on good skin area.
Quickly after shower, I applied whatever soothing lotion, cream or gel on frequently. Terry's skin must be sensitive to some chemical ingredients or the skin is rejecting the new ingredients which he not tried before. I was so worried too if the redness will cause other reaction, I was planning for the worst to consult skin doc or paed, if the redness still remain for days. Glad that day by day, after applied Calamine lotion and Aloe Vera gel, the redness got reduce and I didn’t consult doctor at all. But all this after use result happened, I did report back to the Product Consultant and she make an effort to refer my problem to their local and US panel doctors and further advised me what to do.
On the following week, she advised me to put the scar cream once a day on arm only, to see if his skin got irritation again. By doing that way, it also take times to allow the skin to get used to the ingredients. Too bad, his skin appeared in red again in the end of the day for that 1 time used. But the skin is back to good again after Aloe Vera gel. So it was confirmed by then his skin cannot use the Scar Esthetique Cream anymore.
No choice I got to continue to use Cica-care gel sheet for the time being. The Product Consultant and Manager did concern Terry's scar problem a lot and wish that he can try on others, as there are new products coming in, might be laser machine or some other cream. After discuss with hub, we hold on for anything now and find out more about laser treatment first. The Product Consultant shows me on a real case and story who've been using laser for treating old bad scar.
The Story summary:
" It was triplets’ baby girl, 3 of them they caught in a house fire. The babies mum died in the accident. The burns leaving down lots of bad scars all over their bodies from face to leg. They were now aged 22 went through laser treatment using Lumenis’ UltraPulse CO2 TotalFX fractional laser treatment and the bad scar got reduced and faded tremendously. They were being interviewed on July’09 by ABC News 20/20 on their recovery and the laser technology. ">> Click here for full story, video and more pics… <<
Although it was a one-time laser treatment, but I still not able to accept the boy needs to go through the skin pain again at this age. I will wait for few more years and see how his scar recovery first, see whether the soften scar skin area will get stretch up and eventually faded. If it is the case, I don’t think he needs to go for laser. Also, as he grows if he agrees to go for laser for better recovery, we will still make it for him.
After all, in my finding, the best non-surgical theraphy for scar is using silicone gel sheeting and pressure garment. Of cause, the result may appear better if can combine use with other treatment. At the moment, aside silicone gel sheeting, I’m more interested in trying scar cream, hopefully very soon I can find another good scar cream which suitable for Terry.