In August 2012 I was diagnosed with skin cancer. Briefly, I went in to have a lump removed from my cheek and it turned out to be a basal cell carcinoma. I went back in for Moh’s Surgery and had it removed. If interested you can read about it in detail on my Page Skin Cancer Facts in General and My Three Skin Cancer Surgeries in Particular.
My surgery left me with a scar just over an inch long with 15 stitches in it on my left cheek. You can see the first photo of it from two weeks after the surgery.
Full disclosure time. I am a senior citizen over 70 years old. Getting a scar like that on my face at a time when my body is no longer generating new cells as it did when I was young left me with expectations of a bit of a facial disfigurement in my future.
What to do about it? Plastic surgery is out of the question for me for financial and other reasons.
Last July, just a month before my surgery I wrote What about emu oil?
Among a myriad of uses, emu oil is used to ‘heal surgical wounds….‘ So, I started rubbing it on my scar. I did that daily until the last few months when I began using coconut oil instead. I wrote about coconut oil just a few months ago. You can find a link at the top of this page about it. So, for the best part of a year, my scar was rubbed daily with either emu oil or coconut oil.
Take a look at the second picture to see the result of these ministrations. Remember, what you are looking at is the remains of a scar longer than an inch which had 15 stitches.
I don’t know about you, but I am very positively impressed with the results.