Gina Carano, a Mixed Martial Artist and talented Hollywood actress, played a tough young newlywed in her recent film, “In The Blood.” At her character’s wedding, she was questioned why she had no friends or family in attendance. She shrugged it off but the truth soon came out. Her father was an outlaw and major “bad ass.” He taught her early on to fight with real weapons and to never let herself be taken down. He reinforced, “scars are for winners, funerals are for losers.”
Well, in real life, no one likes scars!
When you go through breast cancer surgery, especially reconstructive surgery, you can end up with a lot of scars. Yes, you are alive and won the battle, but still, nobody likes scars.
There’s a wonderful treatment to minimize scarring – Mepiform. It’s been around for years, made by Mölnlycke Health Care, and is designed for the prevention and treatment of scars.
Mepiform is self-adherent silicon dressing, which can to be cut to fit the length and width of any scar. You wear it for three weeks at a time and you can bathe or shower at will – it won’t come off. But here is the cool part…if you want to take it off, you can easily – it will not pull on your skin.
It can be used on any body part and even benefits old scars but newer ones seem to have a better effect. Usually, it takes at least three months of continuous use to get the full effect.
I particularly suggest its use if you’ve had a lumpectomy or mastectomy and will have reconstruction at a later date.
You can purchase Mepiform at your local pharmacy (you may have to pre-order it) for approximately $25.00.