Will my marks heal?

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nuuuris
September 20th, 2014 12:34pm
Of course they will honey :) It doesn't rain forever! You'll get better just don't give up, if you need something talk to me, I'll me here for you anytime you need it :)
Mariah
September 23rd, 2014 8:47pm
Marks heal, whether they are mental or physical, scars heal. Unfortunately, i found that it does take time, and deep ones take lots of time. Time heals all wounds, sometimes it just needs some good people around to help out.
Dahlia8
June 3rd, 2015 7:30pm
I learned that my scars healed faster on the outside then on the inside, did the fade away? Yes, so more then others, every now and then I see the outline of my self harm and the choices I made to release all that was going on inside of me. For a while they took me back and triggered, made me ashamed of what I had done. Till the day I decided to work on me, and heal the one inside. Most of the marks faded some are still visible but what is important is that I grew strong by accepting myself and my choices.
TaylorCarter
September 19th, 2014 12:28am
Yes. Eventually they will. You just have to be patient.
Oeeno
October 19th, 2014 9:15pm
Yes, they will probably heal by themselves or with scar cream if they're that bad, but if you are self harming, you should contact the suicide hotline! Here is the number you should call if you are having difficulty with self harm. 1-800-273-8255 Good luck!
shySaturn8608
February 22nd, 2018 11:38am
They will heal soon. I learned this the hard way. Gping off of my mind it will probally take 1-2 weeks depending on how deep it is. Just know your not the only one going through this fight
Aflower
October 29th, 2014 8:33pm
Marks can stay all your life, but they can fade a bit away... But honestly, marks people left me, were never really gone. They are part of you and of who you are, because of them you are what you are today.
misathesecond
November 4th, 2014 6:43pm
Yes. The time depends on how bad the initial cuts were, but almost certainly yes. There are many things you can do to help speed up the healing process (tissue oils etc) . The most important thing though is to be patient and not cut again, no matter how tempting it may be.
imherebub
September 30th, 2014 7:24pm
Scars are a part of us. They may fade over time, but they are a reminder of how strong you are every day to till be breathing.
musicalDreamer71
November 3rd, 2014 12:57am
It depends, some scars are more permanent than others. However, scars and marks are only physical. Emotional scars are what matter, and with help, they can heal too.
Anonymous
October 31st, 2014 8:42am
well it depends how deep there are if there deep then no if nit then yes
StayStrong152
September 8th, 2015 7:45pm
Scars heal with time. Sometimes it seems like they never will because they just do not look like they will sometimes, but I promise they will.
ProfParadox
November 3rd, 2014 1:52am
Yes they will. But remember that self harm and cutting is not the answer if you ever feel the need to cut or other self harm please talk to me or anyone it will help.
magicalmoon
November 3rd, 2014 11:25pm
Marks do heal but sometimes not like we want them too. You can hurry the process up and encourage them to fade by moisturizing. Bio oil also helps as does lemon juice (it's a natural bleach). I hope I helped.
Nexilva
November 4th, 2014 10:30am
over time, yes. Physical scars can be covered by things such as bio oil, and those which remain mentally, well, they can heal again over time, with the help and support of some good friends.
Pandette
November 10th, 2014 2:57am
Every person's marks are different. The scars that I had from about 6 years ago have faded to the point where I can no longer see them. On the other hand, I have scars on my wrists that were not properly attended to and will always be there unless I go through a procedure called skin grafting. I've learnt to live with my scars and they remind me I was able to get through some of the worst times in my life. Keep your head up high! Sending lots of love and hugs your way!
FlickeringCandle
November 13th, 2014 2:00am
It depends on the severity of the mark and where you cut. I had thin cuts on my stomach that vanished in a few months, but my most prominent are some of the first I ever did on my arms.
CloudKitty
July 20th, 2015 2:19am
It depends how deeply you cut, what you used and how long ago the marks were caused. Things like coco butter, bio-oil and eating healthy can help the healing process speed up. If you’re diabetic it may take a bit longer for you to heal.
Anonymous
July 28th, 2015 4:05am
Yes if you take proper care of it. Clean, bandage and treat your wounds. Use creams and oils like Bio Oil or Coco Butter to make marks fade
Anonymous
July 11th, 2016 5:57pm
Yes, marks will heal. Healing is a process which will take place ultimately no matter what happens.
starryDreamer93
October 4th, 2016 11:41am
No never will your marks heal. You'll always have something to remind you about the past. But you can try and forget as much as you like but they will never go away.
Anonymous
November 3rd, 2014 12:32pm
It depends how deep they are. They may be there forever as scars but there are concealers you can use to cover them.
Gracey
November 8th, 2014 11:14pm
Depending on the severity of the marks they may turn into scars or they may heal after a while. To reduce the appearance of scars, rubbing some Bio Oil into them can sometimes work.
Anonymous
November 13th, 2014 6:12pm
It depends on how deep they are. If they're really deep, you'll most likely have a lump-type scar that won't leave. If you barely went deep, then your marks should heal, it might take a couple of months though.
Savana13
November 19th, 2014 9:19pm
All marks will get lighter and all cuts will eventually heal. Keep cuts clean and covered and never use dirty instruments. You can get a cream to help scars lighten.
Braesiat
April 9th, 2015 11:13pm
eventually your marks will heal. Without self harming any more or going over the marks continuously by messing with them, they will indeed heal.
neverletlifetakeyourspark
April 16th, 2015 6:46pm
They will fade over time, but never completely. There are some creams you can use help the fading processes, but they will stay. They are a part of you. It shows your past, and you can't change the past.
eternalHero77
May 3rd, 2015 6:34pm
If I correctly understand this question I'd say yes. We all can with determination, willing to put in the time, work, and effort to help make it happen. It can happen just have faith, believe in yourself, and don't quit.
Anonymous
May 27th, 2015 12:53pm
Marks will always heal, some not nearly as cleanly as others. You can be assured that everything fades with time. (:
Anonymous
August 18th, 2015 2:15pm
Yes but it will take years for them to heal. You can get scar removal but that is a lot of money. You can wait it out or just try and find a method online and see if it works.