November 11, 2006 4:48pm CST
What is the best way to get rid of scars, and how long does it usually take?
11 Nov 06
Scars can be embarassing, annoying, shameful, and incredibly triggersome. Some view their scars as a mere indication as to what they have lived through, but to many others, they are pain - filled memories, that should be erased any way possible. Visit a dermatologist so they can prescribed what creams to put on your scars.
• United States
22 Jan 07
It really depends on what kind of scars you have. If they are new and not raised, it shouldn't be very hard to get rid of them. If they are old and raised, it might be harder and take longer and you might be better off going to the dermatologist. I have some horrible scars on my wrists, and I'm in the process of getting rid of them right now. I've tried over the counter gels but they have to be used 4 times a day for several months, and they are annoyingly sticky even if the label claims they are not. Silicone patches are supposed to be good, but they are too expensive for me. I might try them if I get desperate though. I've heard that Mederma does wonders, I haven't tried it yet but I think I will when I get more money (sucks being a totally brok student sometimes). I know a lot of people who are into piercings and stuff, and they swear by Tea Tree Oil. It's supposed to make keloids and scars go away, but I haven't found much about it online. I bought a bottle the other day though and it smells like HELL but it seems to be working. Maybe it's just the way it reflects light, but some of my older scars look a lot more even with my skin tone than they did before. If your scars really bother you it might be a good idea to put concealer over them when you have to be in public, because most scar treatments definitely take a couple of months to work. Hope this helps!