Happy Monday! It’s been a few weeks since I revealed my skin cancer story in this blog post. I’ve had so many questions about how I am treating my scar. So I thought I would give you a full update today and pull off the bandage.
By now you know that I got biopsied and diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma. If you want to see all the details in pictures, click through to this blog post about the Moh’s surgery and plastic surgeon who closed the wound. Now to the important part – healing the scar properly so that it will hardly be noticeable in the future. This is where things can get really sideways if you don’t follow instructions and take daily care of the incision site.
Per my plastic surgeons advice, once the sutures came out all I was to do for 3 weeks is keep it clean and add a steri-strip to it. This protects the wound and helps the skin stay together. I cleansed my face morning and night and adhered the steri-strip. Next I started treating it with bioCorneum with SPF30. This is the first and only FDA-cleared topical silicone scar treatment with SPF. I apply it twice a day, let it dry and continue with my regular make-up routine or in the evening, with my night time routine. You can definitely tell I have a scar but the redness is dissipating daily. Soon it will completely healed.
In a few weeks I will continue with Vital ET Recovery Boost. This serum is amazing and continues to help scars heal. I’ve seen people use it and I can’t tell where their scar is. I love the entire Le Metier de Beaute line and Vital ET Recovery also comes in a body lotion which feels so good.
So, although you will still see a scar in upcoming blog post pictures, please know that I am on the mend. Your thoughts and prayers have meant the world to me and I truly appreciate all the comments you have left. If any of you have followed up and gone to the dermatologist please let me know what’s going on with you. I hope my story has helped you.
P.S. Thank you for all the travel ideas from Friday’s travel blog post. You all are well traveled and have fantastic suggestions. Stay tuned…
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Photo: Mary Hafner