Supporting women whose lives have been touched by breast cancer


By S

My breast scars all turned out nicely flat and faded beautifully so I was very disappointed when part of a scar on my foor suddenly became red and raised. This was a particular nuisance as it was on top of my foot and just where my shoes all caught on it.

My GP prescribed Dermatix after I had heard very good reports of what it could do here on the forums. The form I used is a silicone gel that needs to be applied twice a day.

The tube needs its end cutting off before you can use it. The area must be freshly washed and patted dry then apply a tiny amount and massage it in. A little goes a very long way and the chances are that you will put on far too much the first time you use it. It takes about 5 minutes to dry and you shouldn't cover it before it is completely dry.

I was amazed at how quickly the scar flattened out - only a couple of weeks and would certainly recommend it for improving the appearance of scars - or for making the scarred area more comfortable.

You may find the Dermatix website interesting - they now also do it in sheets.