Do you massage scars?
My dermatologists did recommend putting on a anti-scar cream or gel, 2x a day for 4 months, but didn't recommend massage,. -- Yet online I see massage is a very frequent recommendation: 3x a day or so for 5 minutes, once stitches are out.
Do any of you have any experience with this, or thoughts about this?
There are some video tutorials, that seem very professional, which demonstrate how to give very active massages.
My 1.5 inch or so scar on the neck is about 4 weeks post biopsy (2nd biopsy after very tiny 1st biopsy) and 2 weeks post stitches-removal. Apparently there was no problem with stitch-removal- the healing -if not the most invisible- is at least totally closed up, so that is not a concern, especially 2 weeks later.
If I massage gently for a few minutes that seems good, but 5 minutes may be a bit irritating and the rigorous approach doesn't feel good so far.
Of course I'll trust my "instincts" in the lack of more specific instructions, but I'm interested in hearing if any of you have any particular experience, information or thoughts on this.