Trying Bio-Oil for scars

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by Inanimate, May 9, 2016.

  1. Inanimate

    Inanimate Well-Known Member

    I bought 4 oz of Bio-Oil on Saturday to hopefully at least significantly reduce the appearance of my scars. 4 oz is certainly not enough, but it's a start. I haven't used it yet; I'm a bit nervous. I understand that I might not see results overnight, and I supposedly need to apply it twice a day for a minimum of 3 months. I'm anxious about possibly using too much at once; this shit isn't cheap. I just want these scars to look as old as possible. If anything, I want the discoloration to go away. I'd like to wear sweat-shorts or shorts in general without being too self-conscious sometime soon. From the summer of 2014 to the fall of 2015, I was seriously so confident that I was going to commit suicide -- that the immoderate amount of self-harming that I was doing was negligible. Whatever. I suppose I can live with the scars as long as they're faint. I still think I'm going to die soon, but I'm not so intent that I'll do whatever I please.

    So, yeah, Bio-Oil -- hopefully it won't disappoint.
     
  2. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I am going to start using bio oil today too. I have been meaning to get around to it but the price of it is very expensive especially when you have to apply a good bit twice a day. Thanks for the reminder. I hope you see good results from bio oil, I want my scars to look old too, hopefully in a few months they will, please don't be ashamed of your scars though. I was in the dental surgery one day and I noticed a woman looking at my scars and she moved away from me and I was like ''what a twat, miss perfect''. People maybe are scared when they see scars but don't let it ruin your life, I hope you will be able to wear shorts by the time the hot summer heat arises! Best of luck to you.,
     
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  3. ThePhantomLady

    ThePhantomLady Safety and Support SF Supporter

    Good luck, I really hope it works! I'd like to hear updates about this.

    I am currently giving Vitamin E ointment a go... it was recommended by a tattoo artist who overheard me say my tattoo on my wrist was itchy in the summer, he said it had developed scar tissue because of sun exposure... and that Vitamin E was good for scar tissue...

    I am testing it on one scar, as well as the tattoo... (when I remember, grrr)
     
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  4. Inanimate

    Inanimate Well-Known Member

    You're welcome! I'm glad that I'm reminding people. I'll try not to be ashamed of my scars. I just don't want them to cause unnecessary attention to myself. Wow, right? What a bitch! She could've maybe been more discreet about her fear. I hope I can wear shorts too; I don't even have any. Good luck to you too!
    Thanks! I'll aim to give updates every 2 weeks to a month perhaps, or whenever I notice notable progress.

    I tired vitamin E oil with sugar quite some time ago, but I didn't like the way it felt on my skin. It was too viscous and gritty, and it irritated my skin. I don't know if vitamin E oil and vitamin E ointment are the same, but whatever I was doing wasn't working for me. I hope it works for you nonetheless.
     
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  5. Inanimate

    Inanimate Well-Known Member

    Just want to say what I think of this so far.

    I haven't noticed progress; that's to be expected because it's only been 5 to 6 days compared to the minimum of 3 months that I need to use this. The product itself is surprisingly plentiful for only 2 fl. oz. per bottle. It's viscosity is to the extent that it spreads sufficiently but not so much that it can easily cause a mess; it's pretty convenient. You basically squeeze Bio-Oil out in drops, and 1 to 2 drops is enough to spread down one side of my forearm, and 2-3 is enough for each affected area on my thighs. For me, that's 6-10 drops, twice a day, and looking at the bottle now, it looks practically the same as it did when I started. Pretty neat.
     
  6. Inanimate

    Inanimate Well-Known Member

    Hmm, it's been a month and a half since I started using Bio-Oil, and I need something to do before I succumb to napping again, so I'll give a brief update.

    This stuff works, first of all. I don't have before and after pictures -- none of that bullshit, but most of the scars on my thighs have significantly faded. I have several scars that are newer and had stemmed from deeper cuts, so they just need more time. I have fewer scars on my arms, so the progress there is easier to recognize; the discoloration is virtually gone with only slight redness present on some of them. All in all, I am pleased. I'll just keep doing what I'm doing with the bottle and a half that I have left and probably buy another bottle after the minimum of three months have passed.