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    Wink Strange story about a wrinkle

    First, let me tell you that I was just done w/radiation for a brain tumor. I suffered from seizures then and still do today.

    As a "reward" for getting through radiation, hair loss and a terrible year dh and I and a large group of friends decided to go to a Grateful Dead concert in D.C.

    It was summer and really hot. We set up camp in the parking lot and settled in to wait for the concert.

    I started feeling faint from the heat (over 100 dg. F.) Before I could sit down I fell flat on my face in the parking lot from a seizure. My face fell on a gravel. It cut me dead center between my eyes right where a frown line would be. At that time I had no lines at all, I was only 25 yrs old.

    I let it heal and it did leave a scar.

    As I have aged for the past 18 years it has caused a frown line wrinkle that is very deep.

    I wonder if there is anything I can do to help it look better. Up until now I have always worn bangs to cover it.

    What a long strange trip........

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    I don't really know anything other than something like injections or something.

    But, I don't know...I'd think of that scar/line as a badge of honor. What you endured, what you survived. Not a sign of aging and weakness, but of strength and courage!

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    There are some products on the market for the "reducing" of new scar formation. Most of these are pressure based and are applied while the wound is healing or directly after it is healed. For old scars you can use some massage techniques (like skin rolling) that would help break the scar down and make it more flexible but won't eliminate it. If it is very bothersome a plastic surgeon would be able to help.

    I'm sure there are skin care specialists that can offer more current information on the use of injections and products that will help mask it but that is out of my realm.
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    I would also say, wear it proudly I have 2 scars across my left cheek (think cat whiskers) from an accident with a semi-truck when I was 6 yrs old. Mine are like yours, indented. I tried Mederma (I think it how it is spelled) when I was around 14 or so, but it didn't do much good. The scar treatments you see on most shelves are for raised scars. Over time, I've decided that if there were some way to get rid of them (probably surgery), I think I'd actually miss them... Mine are staying put

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    Thanks for the help. I won't do anything drastic like plastic surgery, afterall wrinkles are part of aging gracefully. It just looks like I'm frowning when I'm not. I was hoping to find a product to get like Olay or something . I've never used anything other than generic Olay face cream. Now that I'm growing my bangs out that wrinkle is constantly staring at me.....lol.

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    A dermatologist will be able to tell you what your options are, whether you can reduce the appearance of it or not without surgery. Even so, I think surgery would be rather minor, since it is a surface treatment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyBoz View Post
    I don't really know anything other than something like injections or something.

    But, I don't know...I'd think of that scar/line as a badge of honor. What you endured, what you survived. Not a sign of aging and weakness, but of strength and courage!
    I agree with Amy.

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    I wonder how many look at your face and focus on your 'wrinkle'? We do tend to hone in on the area that bothers us without getting the total efffect of your appearance. Please let us know what you find out.

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    I have one of those, but I can't blame an accident.

    One thing that does seem to help me is Garnier Ultra-lift. I have to use it a couple days in a row, though, before I notice anything. I don't have a deep wrinkle, but it IS noticeable, and I obsess about it occasionally, because it is the first age-related thing that really has: a) shown up on my body and b) shown up in a place where I can't hide it. I keep telling myself that I'll get it "fixed" for my 50th birthday.

    I have an acquaintance who has a very deep wrinkle, however, and she says that she talked to a dermatologist, who told her that after the wrinkle reaches a certain depth, that Botox and such doesn't work on it very well. She didn't say whether she had ever looked into other options.
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    I don't know if this will be any help but there are people across here who are raving about it.

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    Now that is weird, I only typed in the internet address and got the above.

    Hope it helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie View Post
    I don't know if this will be any help but there are people across here who are raving about it.

    Bio Oil - Select your Language


    Now that is weird, I only typed in the internet address and got the above.

    Hope it helps.

    NewLeaf, I'm sorry for all you've been thru, but so glad you're here to tell it! That's a rough road you walked.

    But I did want to mention the Bio-Oil. I've seen it work on new scars, so wonder about your's being 18 yrs old. Ya know, maybe go to the site and see if they have a forum. Lots of product sites do. You just might find your answer that way.

    Hoping the best for you!!

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    Dont be imbarrassed. I am sure it mostly matters to you. Take your time and look into all your options I am sure you will find what is best for you. I hope everything has been uphill scence then. I am glad that a scar is all you suffered as a result of the fall.(meaning more serious lasting damage)

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    Thanks you guys! I have been through alot, but haven't we all in our own ways? I'm glad to still be here. I'm not so worried about my "Grateful Dead" scar but I am going to look into reducing that annoying wrinkle. I am going to try some kind of cream since I haven't tried that yet.
    Whenever I look at the wrinkle products on the shelves at the store I kind of get overwhelmed. There is so much to choose from..... But I'll let you guys know what I choose.
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    You could also use Vit E oil it's good for scars keeps the skin soft and supple.
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    Newleaf- wear that scar with pride. You have lived through alot and it shows that.

    DH has a huge scar on his neck from the cancer surgery he had and I think he his handsome with it. The only think I have heard that might work is Botox but I don't know if it would help. ((hugs))

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