I have a ton of scars, which I want to get rid of, or in the least fade. I did some searching, and all I came up is laser surgery, anyone have some other suggestions? Like creams, and such. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I went to a dermatologist a while back to ask about scar removal. This was about 5 years ago, and at that time, at least, laser surgery was the only offering that would "substantially" affect the appearance.
There is no way to get rid of them but within time they will fade. Some of mine have faded completely away others are still there just not as noticeable. It depends how deep or big the scar is though.
They have this snail cream on eBay that supposedly fades scars. I am not sure if it is 100% humane though.<br><br>
I have heard that allatoin lessens the apperance of scars. It comes from comefry and is in a lot of skin care items.<br><br>
AHA's like saliyclic acid and glycolic acid could be helpful.
Scars fade hugely with age. I have a deep one on my leg from bone surgery that was like a ladder at the beginning and lessened each year. Scars can be cool. My husband has a scar cutting his face in two from forehead to chin - yep - motorbike accident and the skid lid flew off. I wouldn't change his face even though it means he can't grow a moustache, and his mouth is always a bit Elvis.<br><br>
When I was 16 I carved a name in my arm with a knife. It was one evil looking scar worse than a tattoo- it went of it's own accord eventually. Maybe I can almost see it when I have a sun tan.
i've seen a product in drug and health stores, i think it was just called scar gel or something. i've also heard of strips you can buy and put over the scar overnight every night and eventually the scar fades. supposedly. i don't know who makes either product or if they're at all humane.<br><br><br><br>
but i agree with Teri, scars can be cool, they add character. i have a facial scar and most people don't even notice it unless i say something about it. i really notice it and used to be self conscious about it. i thought it was really obvious. but i've had people i've known for years say 'oh you have a scar, i never noticed before' when i mentioned it to them. or better yet, 'you do? where?!'
Yes, there are lots of products, look at perhaps site that have support for burn or accident victims. Chemical peels are another option. What about using foundation (even though its for girls, it wont hurt you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""> )
Some scars add character, other don't. It depends where they are, what they look like, and what kind of story you can tell (true, true and embroidered, or totally fictional) about how you got them.<br><br><br><br>
There used to be this woman who worked in a store near me who had a very well-formed body and face, plus a big, obvious, scar on her face, and i thought the scar only added to the appeal of her face. If the scar seems to say: I got in a battle, and lived, and this is the evidence -- it adds character. However if I had heard that she purposely made it, for that purpose, I would have been revolted.
I know someone with a huge scar from a burn on most of their one cheek. When I first met this person, it was very novel, like I tried not to look at it. But I have known this person for so long now, I never even think about it, and it doesn't detract at all from their attractiveness.<br><br><br><br>
However, I bet that people probably stare sometimes.
Thanks everyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""><br><br><br><br>
Max, did you ever find out how much laser cost? I actually plan on going that route, when I'm old enough, and have the money.
Ya know how chicken pox leaves a few pock scars somewhere on your body? I have a chicken pox scar right in the middle of my forehead. Of all the visible places, that has to be one of the worst. It's not even exactly centered, which would be preferrable.
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Coisettebleu</i><br><br><b>i think just getting some sun and using lotion will help even a little bit, i'm not sure though</b></div>
Be very careful with scars and sun.<br><br><br><br>
Scars can get sun burn and turn red for ever.
that wouldn't be good. luckily mine isn't wide enough to show much discolouration and is in a spot where it supposedly blends with the creases of my face, though i had no creases there before. *shrug*<br><br><br><br>
as far as new scars go, doesn't vitamin e ointment help? i think if you used it say overnight every night on a new-ish scar, it might help somewhat
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>GhostUser</strong> <a href="/t/774/scars#post_26362"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I have a ton of scars, which I want to get rid of, or in the least fade. I did some searching, and all I came up is laser surgery, anyone have some other suggestions? Like creams, and such. Any help would be greatly appreciated.</div>
<p>try invicible !! it'd definitely work out for you. I've had an amazing experience with it </p>
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