This DermaScar review and giveaway is sponsored by DermaScar.
If you’ve ever had damage to your skin that’s caused a scar, you might know how much this can affect your confidence.
For me, it’s a scar on my chest. Last year, I underwent chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment. It was a gruelling six month course of treatment that was administered through a portacath on my chest.
I both loved and hated that port in equal measures. I was grateful for the opportunity to undergo treatment that would hopefully save, or at least prolong, my life. But I hated how the port felt and looked. Seven months after treatment was complete, I decided to get it removed.
I was so happy to be rid of it and felt like I could start to move on with my life without having a permanent reminder of that awful chemo strapped to my chest. People would stare at it, it was pretty unsightly and it made sleep very uncomfortable too.
Then, unfortunately a few weeks after the scar had healed, it turned into a keloid scar. Now, 11 months since it came out, the scar is about two inches long, bright red and raised. Whilst it’s not uncomfortable like the port was, it’s unsightly. People stare at it and even doctors ask me if that’s where the cancer was. It’s way above my boob – um, no!
So as much as I’m grateful to be healthy and here, the scar really affects my confidence.
A Dermatologist gave me a cortisone injection to try to flatten it but unfortunately, it made it worse. It was even more raised and red than before.
Then I remembered that in one of my recent BellaBoxes, I had received a DermaScar silicone gel.
Scars can form for many different reasons – and they are part of the body’s normal healing process. Most of us have at least one scar somewhere. Perhaps after surgery, chicken pox, an accident or stretchmarks from pregnancies.
DermaScar is a topical silicone gel that is clinically proven to lighten, soften and flatten scars. It improves the long-term appearance of scars and helps to relieve itching, pain and discomfort associated with scars.
My surgeon and dermatologist both recommended that I try a silicone gel and I’ve now been using this religiously for two weeks.
It’s making a difference!
My scar is definitely a little less red and a little flatter than before. The gel is very easy to apply – I just rub a very small amount into the scar after my morning shower and then again before bed.
If I could turn back the clock, I would have started to use this as soon as the original scar had healed as it can also prevent keloid scars from forming in the first place.
DermaScar silicone gel is clear, odourless and dries quickly and I keep it in my bathroom to remind me to use it every day.
In the past two years, I’ve gained a new perspective on what is important and what isn’t. I’m certainly not as vain as I once was – losing my hair overnight kind of forced me to “get real” quickly. That said though, I have been finding it hard to move on when I have a permanent reminder on my chest. Yes, in the grand scheme of things, it’s a small scar and I could have come off a lot worse.
Reducing the look and feel of my scar will heal my mind more than my body. It will give me a bit more peace and confidence and I need that.
You can find out more about how DermaScar Ultra Plus C&E works here.
I’ve teamed up with DermaScar to give away two DermaScar Ultra Plus C&E worth $39.95 each. It’s their premium DermaScar silicone gel and you can keep one and give one to a friend!
As well as that, DermaScar will also treat the winner to a $50 Westfield Gift Card so that you can treat yourself to something lovely this Christmas!
To apply, simply:
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Terms and Conditions
- Open to Australian residents only.
- Giveaway closes on November 24th 2017.
- I will announce the winner here after November 25th 2017.
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Disclosure: this DermaScar review is sponsored by DermaScar.