How to get rid of scars

Scars are normally as a result of damaged or injury to the skin beyond the first layer. When skin gets damaged the protective mechanism within the body airs to repair the damage. How the skin repairs itself depends on the injury or damage the skin has endured. There are many articles on the web that give excellent tips on how to get rid of scars. Personally I feel if the scar doesn’t interfere with your daily life or confidence then let it be. But that’s not always the case for other people, for some visiting a plastic surgery clinic can be the answer.

When I was young I had this thought that every person had to have a scar since I had one on my knee. To be honest I never thought about it and always considered it to be part of me. Soon I realize that not everyone has a scar on their knees something happened to me. It’s a long and personal story so I wont bore you with the details of how I got it. But I am told I have had it since I was 3-months old, I am pained for my baby self.

Scars

Being Insecure

Having the scar on my knee had never bothered me until someone pointed it out to me. I became self-conscious and somehow found myself Being Insecure. Don’t get me wrong I have not taken any drastic decisions to have the scar removed. But there are days where I think I wonder how I would look without a scar on my knee. Sure it’s not easily visible unless you’re looking for it but someone noticed it and that changed me.

Lately I have been thinking, we come a long way in the medical community with so many technological advances. I am sure there is a surgery free treatment for scars out there I just need to find it. After reading up on the subject I thought I share how to get rid of scars treatment options.

How to get rid of scars

Scars come in different sizes and types, those who’ve had severe acne sometimes this leaves scars. A burn scar is contracture, these are tight scars which can be nerve deep. Other types can be hypertrophic or Keloid kind of scars which are as a result of aggressive healing. To get rid of scars you could use;

  • Natural remedies; use lemon to remove dead skin. Aloe Vera is also good for removing dead skin and reducing skin irritations.
  • Consider surgery; grafts, excision or laser surgery
  • Use OTC medications like ointments and gels
  • Use steroid {or even collage} injections; especially popular with Keloid and Hypertrophic scars.

Some of the research {googling} I did even suggest coconut Shea butter can help too with scars. I am all open to trying these different tips on how to get rid of scars but I am not naive either. Some of them might work and some might not, I need to understand the type of scar I have first. After that I can then review what would work for me or not.

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  • I’m proud of my scars and wouldn’t remove them. I’d understand if I had them in more noticeable places though.

  • I can totally get where you’re coming from. I also feel conscious on my scar when I was in High School but after a while I realized it doesn’t matter anymore.

  • Deborah Nicholas

    Having just had surgery to remove my gall bladder this is a great post as I have 3 incision marks to try and hide.

  • christopher mitchell

    Everyone has a few of them, thanks for bringing this to my attention!

  • Blair Villanueva

    I have a scar in my right foot. Got it when I had my vehicular accident when I was 5years old. Now it is a clear reminder to me to always observe my surroundings while crossing the road.

  • I have a scar that’s shaped like a satellite on my knee. I used to avoid wearing shorts and skirts because I don’t like it when people see my scar and ask about it. Lol. I eventually got over it and started wearing whatever it is that I was in the mood for the day.

  • Louise Smith

    This was a really interesting read. I’ve got a fair few scars, but they don’t annoy me too much at the moment, so I’m happy to live with them 🙂

    Louise x

  • I never really thought about getting rid of my scars. They don’t bother me whatsoever. I see them more as a story to tell.

  • Ickle Pickle

    Luckily I only have my appendix and a caesarean scar which no one sees! Great post 🙂 Kaz x

  • Anamika Ojha

    Great tips! I’ve also heard that coconut Shea butter works best for the scars and aloe vera helps in rejuvenating skin!

  • liz

    I have a few scars from my younger days but I never really cared when someone points them out to me. Every scar I have has a story on their own and it reminded me of my adventures and misadventures as a child. So, I’m fine with my scars. 🙂

    • Glad to hear that but when you have one the size that I have a location it can sometimes get you down

  • David Elliott

    Scars are difficult things. Whatever type of scars you may have. I know that sometimes we don’t notice things until someone else points them out to us. It’s kind of a sad truth.

    • That’s exactly what happened to me, it never bothered both someone pointed it out to me

  • T-Nicole Johnson

    This post was really helpful. I have a few scares that I would love to get rid of.

  • I have several scars on my feet and a few on my arms .Nothing disfigurin but they are there and each have a story. Never felt conscious

    • I am glad they didn’t and don’t affect you

  • I’ve never thought to be insecure about my scars. They’re part of me and my life story. I’ve got a cracking Harry Potter style one on my forehead from a Siamese Cat when I was 6, lol!

    • Aww the harry porter one is more cool than daunting lol but all in all that’s goodn

  • Blair Villanueva

    Most of the time, scars are so annoying especially if its in my face (like acne scars). But there are scars that i dont feel insecure and a visual reminder of what happen in the past (like my small scar in my feet when I had my car accident in pre school). Means not all are bad. But acne scars are truly bad, haha

  • Ashvin Nankoo

    I really need this post. I have dark marks from spots and it’s really annoying. I have been using potatoes as a scar remover but no result yet. Aloe vera is a must though!

  • Christine

    I definitely tend to go with natural options before considering any drastic options like surgery… And sometimes I guess it depends what/where the scars are as not all scars are bad! 🙂

  • Leigh Travers

    I understand scars can be an issue for some people, especially when it comes to confidence issues, but I’ve learnt to love mine. If you were to treat them though, I think it’s best to opt for natural remedies over surgery for sure!

  • Deimarys Colon

    I think it’s best to try all the natural options before saying yes to any surgery procedure.

  • Ola Broom

    Scars can be a huge problem especially for people with more melanin in the skin. Water and tons of moisture from oils and balms, along with exfoliating wherever needed- not just the face- tends to help.

  • Emily Moon

    This will be so useful, thank you! While I don’t have any large scars, I have some that need smoothed out.

  • Amanda

    I don’t have any scars myself but know a few friends that could benefit from this post. I love the idea of trying Lemon to remove dead skin and also any other natural remedies.

  • I have some childhood scars which are part of me and I wouldn’t want to get rid of!

  • Deepa Malhotra Gandhi

    I know people who feel really bad about their scars and try everything to get it removed. With kids luckily it goes away with time if its not anything major. I believe natural way of treatment is the best.

  • I have a few scars on my face and one on my forehead but they are very faint. I have a long one on my leg from an accident a year ago and I have a recent one on my foot from a second degree burn a month ago. I am self conscious of the latter as it is still healing and doesn’t look good. But I will try the shea butter! x

  • Mellissa Williams

    It must be a awful to have a scar that needs treatment like this. I think I would consider surgery if I needed it

  • Baby Isabella

    Great suggestions, my mummy has just had surgery so she has loads of scars and this post will help her deal with them x

  • erin fesperman

    What a great list! I have quite a few scars that I would like to get rid of. Sadly they will require surgery (and surgery means money that I don’t have) Maybe one day!

  • I don’t have any crazy scars, but if I did, I’d probably want it gone. I do have one on my hand left by an angry cat. I wish I could get rid of my stretch marks. I don’t have the funds to remove them at the moment though. I know I’m supposed to be all, “Oh, they show how I carried my kids and blah blah,” but no, I’d like them gone.

  • Maro Akamatra

    I am lucky I don’t have scars or those I do have don’t bother me much. I’d go for natural remedies if I need to.

  • Sarah D

    I have scars – but they all tell a story. I find that in the heat one of my scars can itch but other than that Id don’t mind them too much x

  • Shannon Patterson

    I love my scars, they’re reminders of how strong I am, but these ideas look great for overall skin care health.

  • Gareth Torrance

    My wife and I have so many scars… Her from birth and me from rugby… Might have to give some natural remedies a try and see if they help…

  • Robin Rue

    I have my scars from surgery, so I am not having more to get rid of them. I have tried different creams to get rid of them, but nothing has really worked so far.

  • I had really bad chicken pox as a child and have really struggled. Ultimately I will probably have laser surgery as some of the topical treatments help with more recent scars, but I may need something stronger!

  • The Headcase Christian

    I have several scars. Some have stories. Some I hate. I’ll never go so far as surgery but it’s good to know the alternatives. Thank you.

    • Each scar has a story but not all are good hence why i think most would consider plastic surgery and some it’s about feeling confident in themselves.