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How to get rid of self harm scars?

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How to get rid of self harm scars?
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SilverLining1458
July 9th, 2015 11:01am
Unfortunately, you cannot erase scars, but what you can do is make them less noticeable. You can use silicone sheets (obtained from a pharmacy) to lighten and flatten scars. You may also want to consider over-the-counter scar reducers. If all else fails, don't hesitate to speak to a dermatologist. They can inform you about other medical procedures to reduce scars, such as laser treatment, cryosurgery, punch grafts, or chemical peels.
hawaii5o
March 14th, 2016 9:47am
just use normal cream for scars that you can buy at the chemist. if you need to talk i'm here with open ears
yourspirit97
November 6th, 2014 7:05pm
Scars, not only on the skin but also the ones in our souls, they fade away slowly. You could also cover them with some make up until they start fading away
HollSS
October 26th, 2014 2:53pm
Well, taking good care of any wounds is essential- if they are particularly bad please do seek medical help if necessary. If you're going to take care of it yourself, clean and cover the wound to prevent infection and change any plasters or bandages regularly. Old wounds could perhaps be improved by using various creams like Bio-Oil (I haven't used it myself, so I can't speak for it's efficacy) and there are a lot of cover ups available too, something intended to cover birthmarks may work.
Anonymous
November 5th, 2014 8:39pm
There are a lot of over the counter scar creams that work. They don't work overnight, or even over a month. Be patient with them. Also, consulting a doctor can help, and they could potentially give you something that works faster.
Anonymous
June 19th, 2015 6:07pm
They take forever to go no matter what you do but bio oil helps speed it up so do other oils. They may take long but speed up the time by a lot.
Allie
September 30th, 2015 9:06pm
Try some collagen! It really works like magic. Also some aloe vera cream would be great as well. The best think though is carex oil. If you apply it on a wound it is treated in a day or two, its the most efficient herb out there!
MajorMusic500
May 22nd, 2018 6:12pm
I've found that used cocoa butter or cocoa butter based lotions can really help show results in helping scars fade. Sometimes the color of the scars flare up again but most of the time, the scars aren't as noticeable as they once were.
Anonymous
June 24th, 2018 9:19am
I find that when you do it give it a day or two to scab and apply sudocrem. I have also put it on scars and they are fading rapidly
Anonymous
November 7th, 2014 10:44am
There are a variety of difference oils and creams available in high street stores, which are designed to reduce the appearance of scars and other skin conditions, such as stretch marks. there are options for surgery, tattoos and make up as well
Anonymous
June 27th, 2015 1:49pm
You unfortunately cannot get rid of them. You can, however, cover them up with concealer. They will fade over time. You can also go to your dermatologist for a scar-healing ointment.
Anonymous
August 16th, 2015 11:10pm
try bio oil that doesnt work you can use body scrubs to get rid of old skin to regenerate new skin
Anonymous
January 15th, 2016 5:23pm
you can't necessarily get rid of scars, but try aloe gel. I heard lemon juice works to bleach them, but covering them up with makeup is an option, too.
Razmatazq
March 16th, 2016 5:36am
It's hard to get rid of self-harm scars, But hiding them can be easier. You can wear clothing that covers them, or if they are on your arms, wear bracelets/a bandana? As far as getting rid of them, There are several scar treatment gels and creams that may help reduce the appearance of scars. Bio-Oil, Mederma, petroleum jelly, Selevax, Dermefface FX7, Revitol Scar Cream, Kelo-Cote Scar Gel. Home Remedies include extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, aloe vera, vitamin E oil, apply daily to scars to lighten/heal faster. Other options are getting a tattoo to cover the scar or my personal favorite, accepting them as a time in your life that you struggled, although you might want to avoid talking about them or showing them. They are a sign of personal growth and strength, don't let anyone tell you otherwise :)
GoldenDragonEyes60
May 7th, 2015 2:42pm
There really isn't a way to actually get rid of the. Some scars will fade after some time goes by but in general they're going to stick around. If you feel uncomfortable with them then you can try putting a little bit of concealer over them, but they're really nothing to be ashamed of. They're a part of you, but they don't define you.
Anonymous
August 12th, 2015 3:08am
I've struggled with getting rid of self harm scars myself. I don't think they ever will go away, or not for a long time at least. But they remind me of what I've been through and that I'm still standing and that is something to be proud about.
Anonymous
March 19th, 2016 4:52pm
Self harm scars can be a contant reminded of the things you've faced. Sometimes people like to see them to see what they've achieved and how far they've came other people would rather not be reminded. To get rid of them you could use Bio-oil I have fount this useful but to cover up my most recent I'm having a tattoo to cover them so when I see where they used to be I'd be faced with art not a reminder of my struggles.
heavenCat17
April 2nd, 2016 3:45pm
apply body lotion on them daily. Twice a day. Hopefully it will help. You can try normal body moisturiser too.
timeinabottle
May 10th, 2015 5:46pm
Things such as vitamin E, BioOil, and Mederma can help considerably. Also, protecting them from the sun helps.
MadilynRose
June 19th, 2015 5:11am
You can buy creams that help fading scars :) Also, talking to a dermetologist about skincare and scar fading can be beneficial.
Mark5
July 31st, 2015 4:43am
There is no way to get rid of self-harm scars - or any scars. You could try to find some sort of cream, but it's often very expensive and doesn't do very much unless you apply it right at the beginning stages of a scar. Later in life you may look back on those scars and see them as battle scars of a battle you won.
EnlightenedLux
February 11th, 2016 2:49am
Except for keloid scars, most scars will fade on their own even without treatment. Of course, Cryotherapy can be used if need be.
BloodiedClaws
February 11th, 2016 7:31am
Well, you could try honey, lemon, aloe vera gel, or tea tree oil. Continuous applications of said items worked for me. Other than that, you could always use a big fluffy sweater and an awesome cover story.
RememberYouAreNotAlone
March 16th, 2016 3:11pm
In my opinion self harm scars are not something to be ashamed of. I have many self harm scars on my arms and they are a constant reminder to me that I am a strong person and conquered whatever it was that was thrown my way. Sure other people look at them like a sign of weakness or have called me a freak and self absorbed person for them, but they will never know how strong I am and how much I went through just to be there.
caringReeds28
March 17th, 2016 10:51am
Don't self harm ever again. My scars took about a year to lighten after i stopped. Take good care of your body and skin. For temporary fix, use concealer or long sleeves
Anonymous
March 19th, 2016 11:21am
Time will take for self harm scars to heal, it depends on how deep it is, one can use make up to cover it up, applying petroleum jelly on fresh scars can really help. :)
Anonymous
March 19th, 2016 3:04pm
You can't really ever et rid of self harm scars.... I try my best to use makeup and cover them. Once your it, they're there forever. Remember that.
whitedancer69
March 23rd, 2016 9:26pm
there is no way that i know of to completly get rid of scars like that, some people go to use makeup. others just where clothing that doesnt reveal them
dxlight
March 23rd, 2016 11:07pm
It might be difficult to get rid of the scars cause the healing takes a lot of time but by regular cleaning, letting the scars get some fresh air and using scar creams and lotions everyday should make the healing easier
piercethejessie
March 24th, 2016 12:40am
Well you can't really get rid of them. I still have mine from 5 years ago. Sure, they'll eventually fade, but they won't go away.