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How soon after the op can I start using bio oil on my scar?

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    Hi Louise.i didn’t use bio oil until I had the staples removed and sure there was no ‘weeping ‘

    was about 14 days for me.

    • Posted

      Oh that's good then. Someone told me 6 weeks but I'm 3 weeks post op and my scar is definitely fine. Thank you

    • Posted

      I also massage the bio oil onto the whole knee physio told me it will help break down scar tissue and also aid the swelling process.  
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    Hi Louise,

    ?I didn't use bio oil, just Aloe Vera Gel ......... I started using it as soon as my dressing was removed and the incision was declared infection free - 2 weeks post op. Incidently, I didn't need to worry about staples coming out - mine were the self dissolving type.


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    Hi Louise, I was told not to use it until incision was completely closed over...was about 4 weeks. This was so as no oil got into incision. It was brilliant my scar is very faint now.
    • Posted

      I started about 4 days ago. It made the skin around my knee flake at first. It's fine now though

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