How to get rid of scars

@Masihi (4228)
Canada
July 26, 2011 9:42pm CST
I have many scars on my back from picking at myself, especially the years that I was so depressed, but now I'm trying to stop it, and I'd like to work on getting rid of old scars. Is there any remedy for it? I'm also open for natural remedies. Thanks :-)
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• Philippines
27 Jul 11
I would recommend using silicon sheets that ointment they said it works better. Tomato helps to minimize the appearance of the scar too.Vitamin C can be helpful too in reducing the appearance of old scar it has an healing properties that encourage blood clotting.The absorbing present in vitamin c also helps in the removal of old scar tissue. It may be taken internally but it is best to use a tropical vitamin C serum or cream. For best result apply twice daily. Happy Mylotting :)
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
27 Jul 11
I've heard of vitamin E cream, but not vitamin C cream. Anyway, about the tomato, do get someone to rub a slice of tomato on my back? (where most of my scars are).
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
I just read that on ehow but i havent tried it though. But ive tried tomatoes and it works but you dont see the result fast it will take time for you to notice the difference. Just be patience., Oh i forget, the scars are in your back you could get someone to rub tomatoes on them. Happy Mylotting :)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
You could try the scaraway professional grade silicon treaatment sheet. You can buy it at amazon but its a little expensive. But it really works. Happy Mylotting :)
• Canada
27 Jul 11
Technically a scar, cannot be remove. However, you can minimize them, or rather minimize their appearance. You cannot remove them 100%. You can try shea butter, vitamin E and C. You can also apply aloe vera to developing scars, this will minimize appearance dramatically later on. Also I heard honey has some good anti inflammatory properties that can also minimize the appearance. But don't be depress about scars, you can also softly rub the scar to even out its surface, if the scars seem bulky on the top. Goodluck.
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
27 Jul 11
Thanks, I have heard of shea butter, and vitamin E, so if the olive oil doesn't work (like the poster said above) then I'll try those. I do prefer natural stuff as I'm wary of chemicals I put on my skin. The honey would be good, it'll have to be raw honey, though, as the pasturing does cut back on the health properties.
@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
27 Jul 11
My issue is that there's a lot of brown spots where the old scars are now, and I'd like to lighten them significently.
@danitykane (3192)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Hi maishi, They say the best way to get rid of it is through surgery such as laser. It depends on how deep the scar was or if it has some dark marks on it, etc. But you may also try using Shea butter based lotions and exfoliants. There is also an over the counter scar cream I have learned from an infomercial and it says it could reduce the appearance of the scar.
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
27 Jul 11
Yes, mine are quite brown, actually. I've used over-the-counter stuff before but it doesn't work for older scars, unfortunately. Some are about five years old.
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
27 Jul 11
There are quite a few products being sold in the area where they sell Bandaids and such I have seen at places like WalMart that are supposed to help with scars. There are also natural products out there available like lotions and such that are supposed to be able to help as well. I know like others said Aloe Vera is really good in things like this. One product I have used is called Hawaiian Moon and it is a lotion with Aloe Vera in it. (I think you can only get it online, but one big jar of it lasts a long time.)
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@hdc4free (264)
• United States
27 Jul 11
Cocoa butter is wonderful for the skin and some people say it works. It's a folk remedy for post-pregnancy scarring. It smells great too which is a big bonus, and you can just use it like lotion. One other tip: do NOT tan if you are trying to hide scars. Scar tissue doesn't tan and it can make the scars stand out more if the rest of your skin gets darker.
@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
27 Jul 11
Actually, my spots are brownish in colour, I checked with my doctor and she said it's just scarring, so there's no cancer spots or anything. I don't tan on purpose anyway, and I cover my back with a regular old t-shirt, in fact I wear a t-shirt while swimming to hide my scars.