A few years ago, I developed an ugly, dark dermatofibroma on my left arm near the bend of my elbow. The raised, hard bump was annoying and I found myself constantly scratching at it. I went to a dermatologist who told me that he could remove it, leaving only a very small, thin scar. I guess I was naive, because the ensuing scar is bigger and thicker than I imagined it would be and every stitch left an obvious raised, dark scar as well. The surgery was over three years ago and, although it had faded some, the scar was still quite obvious.
When I was offered the opportunity to try out Kelo-cote I decided that it couldn’t hurt. I received both the Kelo-cote Gel and Kelo-cote Spray. I started applying the gel product to the scar about 30 days ago.
As you can see from the photo taken today, the scar is light now and close to my skin tone. It is also much smoother and less raised. It is easy to cover with a light application of concealer and a dusting of powder. This wasn’t possible before because it was a good bit darker and more raised.
The recommended course of treatment is 90 days. Since my scar is older, I wasn’t sure how much improvement I would see. So far, so good. I am actually having surgery tomorrow on my hand and I am so glad that I have the Kelo-Cote at the ready, because I am going to try it right away. I sure wish I had known about it three years ago as I hear that Kelo-cote really works best on newer scars. I can definitely tell improvement though and I will continue to use it. The scar on my arm has been embarrassing for the last few years. I can’t tell you how many people gasped and said, “What happened to your arm?” when they saw it. I had a doctor tell me a couple months ago how horrible it looked and asked why I had such a bad scar for such a minor surgery. I guess I just scar really easily. It sure is nice to have a product that gets such great reviews on hand now. I hope to prevent further ugly scarring.
The Kelo-cote Spray is great for burns. My husband recently burned a large part of his hand while cooking and this spray really comes in handy in that type of situation. It is also great for kids. You and I both know that kiddos don’t like their “owies” to be touched, so a spray is soothing and quick. My son actually giggles when we spray him with it. The gel is great for facial scars for a precise application (as opposed to the spray that could get in the eyes). I have also been using this on my c-section incisions (I had two in a 12 month period) and, although they are old, I can tell they are smoother and lighter.
I know everyone has different experiences with different treatments, but I couldn’t be more pleased. It’s easy to apply and does a good job. What more could I want?
Buy: The Kelo-cote products are available at SkinCareRx. The gel is currently $37.60 and the spray is $44.50. Check out their product page at skincarerx.com/kelo-cote.
I received a sample of the products mentioned to review. No other compensation was received. Please do your research to see if this product is right for you and consult with your doctor if you have any questions.