As they say, the first step to recovery is admission. But for some reason, no matter how much I admit being a klutz, I still don’t get recovered from it. I’m a certified klutz, there’s no use denying it. I guess it goes hand in hand with my being an action person. Because I tend to follow through what I think, I oftentimes get ahead of myself and there goes the accidents I most often have to deal with.
Take this above wound for example. Second quarter of last year, I tripped and hit my shin right inside our backyard. What are the odds! I tried this Dermatix gel for a whole month. It was working for a while, like it was lightening the scar a little. But it practically stopped its job of erasing and went back to becoming darker to my horrors! I gave it another month just to have that chance that it “might” work still. But nothing. Ugh! I know I had to do a follow up review on that. Since there are already readers asking how my scar looked like now.
The thing is I switched to Contractubex (I finally heeded to my sister’s recommendation) even before I emptied the Dermatix tube. Apparently, my sister has been using Contractubex for years! Plus it was around three hundred bucks cheaper! Meaning, it’s good for my wallet. 🙂 I actually had my doubts since it was cheaper. You know how we consumers tend to equate expensive to effective. It is not always the case, at least for this particular product.
Dermatix, I used from July until September last year. If you will check out my Dermatix post, the scar did not improve from that last photo. Then I switched to Contractubex from then until present. Above is the photo of my present scar. I didn’t use flash when I took this photo to be as precise as possible. The only thing I don’t like about Contractubex is its aluminum tube. Dermatix has an easy squeeze tube. But then again, if that was what made it expensive yet not as effective, I’ll choose Contractubex all over again for my future other scars. I since swear by Contractubex. Imagine if I used Contractubex from the day my wound dried up, I’m sure my shin would hardly have a trace of boo-boo by now. Oh well, that’s one lesson learned by this self-confessed klutz.
Contractubex, P534 for 10g gel and P943 for 20g gel
Contractubex has three complementary active ingredients: (1) Extractum cepae, which is essentially a special onion extract. It has anti-inflammatory, bactericidal properties and prevents the formation of excessive scar tissue. (2) Heparin, softens the tissue structure, has anti-inflammatory, anti-swelling properties and prevents the formation of excessive scar tissue. And (3) Allantoin, which promotes wound healing, hydrates the skin and has a soothing effect which helps relieve the itching often associated with scar formation.