05-02-2012, 09:12 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York, New York
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Armpits are a tricky spot
Originally Posted by DancingDaisy
Thanks Jasmyn! I know ScarGuard has silicone already, however due to my incisions being in my armpits, the ScarGuard peels off very quickly due to the skin stretching when I move my arms. And as you can imagine, you move your arms more than any other body part in a day. The ScarGuard is half peeled off in less than 30 minutes after applying. I'm sure I could just use a band-aid or regular tape, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to use silicone sheets.
An incision in the armpit is tough because, youíre right, you move your arm and itís generally moist, which doesnít help anything stay put. However, changing your soap could help too. Itís important to make sure you are not using a soap that has a moisturizer or any skin creams on the area before applying Scarguard. If the area is extremely oily, cleaning it with alcohol first will help keep it in place too.
Hope this help!