Dermatology Questions? Ask an Online Dermatologist.
What is placentrex gel and vitamin K cream, is placentrex gel same as contratubex that you recommended last time? where to get them?
how come i couldnt send you email directly?
Are these things safe to use as i am a bit alergic now to anything, the injection is upsetting me and i seem not trust anything any more. I am wondering how they could make such mistake?
Should i apply both of them twice a day? or 1 at a time, could you please describe more on how to use them? should they be around the scar, or on both scar and the surranding area?
I will try to get vitamin K from phamacy today.
Also your initial response actually made lots of sense to me
"Well I have encountered atrophy because of the steroid injection wherein the surrounding skin becomes depressed but never an acutal expansion of the scar. Some patients do say that the scar looks more prominent for a few days after the injection due the edema but this always subsides. If you're saying that too much was injected then perhaps the margins of the scar where there was normal skin has become a little thinned out appearing more red and allowing the underlying blood vessels to show through. If this is the case then I would recommend Placentrex gel applied twice a day over the affected area for a few months. A vitamin K cream would also be helpful."
The only Vitamin K cream i could find here local is as below, is this one the same with yours and ok to use?
and from amazon:
they all look different... as the internal shipment is extremely expensive, i am trying to find a solution with lower cost