Monday, March 28, 2016

Scars from a C-section....No worries! Check out Scarology™ Ultimate Scar Treatment System & enter to win!

One third of women in the United States have a C-section delivery.  While this brings them the wonderful gift of life, it also leaves them with an unsightly scar.  Often times, these scars will fade and leave just a pale, thin, flat line.  But, sometimes, scars are bigger, thicker and raised and don't heal as well.  While creams and oils may help a bit with a scar's appearance, there really hasn't been anything that has worked wonders.  Until now...

Introducing  Scarology™ Ultimate Scar Treatment System for C-Sections & Large Scars: $78.50.  Dr. Michael Connor and Dr. Jeanmarie Connor are a husband and wife team with twenty years of medical expertise specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery and pediatrics. Together they have created Scarology.™  This new product is a safe and effective three-step at home scar treatment. The proprietary scar treatment system combines ingredients that have, until now, only been available in medical settings. These key ingredients have been shown to nourish the healing scar with hydration, and reduce inflammation in the scar tissue.

Scarology’s unique 3-part system can be used on any skin type and on any scar once the skin has completely healed from the initial injury. The regimen is designed to target different phases of scarring. The kit includes a gentle exfoliator, simple scar cream and self-adhesive silicone sheets to be worn at night during sleep. Changes in scar appearance have been reported as early as 3 days following initial application.

Products & Use:
Step One: Natural Fruit Acid Exfoliator:  In the morning, spread a thin layer of Natural Fruit Acid Exfoliator over the healed scar and onto dry, residue-free skin. Massage into scar for 1-3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Slow, controlled exfoliation allows removal of the unhealthy skin cells overlying the scar and stimulates the healthy surrounding tissue to replicate and replace the top layer of skin.

Step Two: Ultimate Scar Cream: Apply the Ultimate Scar Cream twice daily. Following Step 1, massage cream onto scar and leave on skin throughout the day. In the evening, apply Ultimate Scar Cream again. Scarology’s™  innovative scar cream formula contains ingredients that have been shown to reduce inflammation and hydrate all layers of the wound.

Step Three:  Silicone Scar Sheet:  At night, apply the self-adhesive Silicone Scar Sheet to skin. Remove sheet in the morning and store sheet with protective liner for repeated uses. The third component of the system is designed to help provide compression and nourishment to the scar throughout the night.  Scarology’s ™ self adhesive silicone sheet uses advanced patented silicone technology currently used in hospitals.

For best results, it is recommended that Scarology’s™  3-step Ultimate Scar System is used for a minimum of 3 months with continued use for as long as the scar shows signs of improvement. Older scars may require 6-12 months of continuous therapy.

Does Scarology™ Work on Old Scars?
Scars from several years ago are the most difficult to treat and most likely will not change in appearance with topical silicone or onion extract alone.  However, Scarology’s™ 3 part system is different.  Scarology is the only commercially available product for scars that may enhance the appearance of old scars.

Can Scarology™ be Used on Pigmented Skin?
Scarology can be used on all skin types.  

The three phases of wound healing

Phase 1: Initiation

This first phase begins immediately after the injury and is completed within a few hours. During this phase, there is the formation of a blood clot. In addition, proteins in the body, called fibrin, create a matrix for reparative cells to enter the site and start the healing process.   

Phase 2: Inflammatory

This phase begins soon after and new cells start to grow in order to cover the wound surface. Granulation tissue (early scar tissue) begins to form and new blood vessels start to sprout in order to nourish the reparative cells. A collagen matrix replaces the fibrin matrix and inflammatory cells enter along the wound’s new scaffold. Altering the inflammatory cells during this phase can dramatically improve the appearance of a scar.

Phase 3: Remodeling

This is the last phase of wound healing. A strong type of collagen slowly replaces the blood vessels and reparative cells.  Specific cells, called myofibroblasts, remain in this collagen matrix and contract, which ultimately leads to a decrease in the size of the scar. Reparative cells continue to enter and survey the scar for months and even years after the injury, which is why scars tend to look better at 1 year than at 1 month. The wound environment changes dramatically during the course of healing and the formation and appearance of a scar is directly related to the events described above.


The History of Scarology ™
Scarology ™ was created in Palm Beach, Florida, by two physicians -- a husband and wife team: Dr. Michael Connor and Dr. Jeanmarie Connor. They have a combined twenty years of medical expertise specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the face and neck as well as pediatrics.

For years, patients asked them for a safe and effective at home scar treatment that could be used on both adults and children that helps fade acne scars, facial scars, burn scars, keloids, wound scars, stretch marks and more. Unfortunately neither could make a recommendation.

As physicians they knew that they needed to have more informed answers for their patients. Over the course of the next few months they extensively researched available scar creams on the market along with consuming as much data on scar treatment published in medical journals. They were surprised to find that no single scar cream examined made a significant difference at 1 year. 

Seeing the emotional & physical impact scarring had on their patients, they knew there had to be a better way. They initially developed a simple scar cream formula and would recommend patients purchase self-adhesive silicone sheets along with a gentle exfoliator to improve the final appearance of a scar. All of the patients who followed this regimen were satisfied with the final appearance of their scar, without exception.

As they witnessed that the final appearance of a scar can be greatly improved with daily use of these 3 simple steps, they decided to make the system available to the world. So in 2014 the 3 step kit and Scarology™ was born.


For more information on Scarology visit: Scarology.com

Enter to win: Scarology's 3 step kit for C-Section scar healing. The kit includes: The Ultimate Scar System for C-sections and Large Scars includes a 3-month supply of: Natural Fruit Acid Exfoliator, Ultimate Scar Cream 6 Reusable Silicone Scar Sheets The system retails for $78.50. 

carology's 3 step kit for C-Section scar healing

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ravensburger and Brio Easter Basket ideas!



Have you started thinking of what the bunny might be bringing your kids this Easter? I have and I came across some fun, long lasting, entertaining toys from Ravensburger and Brio. 

Brio is celebrating its 130 year anniversary of toys with bringing back a beautiful fun classic the Brio Horse, this is a heavy duty, hours of fun, pull string toy which is made to last. Just imagine the joy your child will have seeing this classic yet new beauty in their basket. 

Who doesn't love a good train set? I love anything that can be put in motion, I find these toys are super fun, and often I am the one "helping" (really taking over as the kids watch me play : )    ) so can you imagine when I heard about the Brio Remote Control Travel Train. This is the mother of wooden trains! It can be controlled by either controller or by the buttons on the engine itself, you can also have another and control 2 trains at once. The train also has sound effects and even a extra car, how cool is that!

Another great toy from Brio is the Countryside Horse Set! This has to be one of my favorites, my kids already have a good set of Brio toys because they seriously last forever! That is the great thing about wood toys, you actually get your moneys worth! Anyhow the Countryside Horse Set is a fun track which you can go over the mountains, over a road, and come home to the stable with your horse. The set comes with a assortment of pieces which add to the fun. It is great for both boys and girls with the wagon and horse, making a perfect gift from a special bunny. 

Ravensburger Smartscope! Again another omg love this toy! This is one of those toys that both educated while providing fun. The Smartscope is a microscope which you use your tablet or smartphone to magnify your finds! You can really see what is on your hand, clothing, bugs, sand, candy, etc. The Smartscope does not stop there though, you can take these objects and study them longer with a manual of fun facts about each. It comes with a removable light source, sliding object tray, and two levels of magnification. You can scope and share with friends in emails, how awesome is that?!?! 


Last we have the Ravensburger 3D Statue of Liberty Puzzle. What a great way to end the day then sitting back and enjoying a fun complex puzzle. The 3D Statue of Liberty stands at 15" x 4.5" x 4.5" so its a nice size which you can enjoy once build for days to come. You can get all these great products at your local toy store and select retail. 

So what will the Easter Bunny be bringing your kids this year? 






Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Bring life to your day, with Mini Babybel!



My kids had a 4 day weekend and it sucked! They were all sick with a cold. Well to make up for the crappy weekend, I went out and got some Mini Babybel, along with making plains for a movie later in the weekend.

Mini Babybel is by far the most loved cheese in our family of 7. I love that its 100% natural cheese that comes in a variety which everyone can love. It is also small enough that I can place it in about anything to take with us on family outings, like the movies, or to the park.



My kids got Razor Powerwings for Christmas, so almost daily we are off to parks which they can play with their new scooters. While out my kids of course get hungry, so I pack them their own personal lunches which each one of course includes a Mini Babybel.

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.