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Scars treatments - June 20th 2015, 07:45 PM

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Okay, so a little bit ago I cut my self with edited on my wrist. Which I know is a very stupid place to put them during summer. Well any way I didn't cut the too deep, just enough to get a small dots of blood.
It has been 20ish days since then and I am wondering if they will permanently scar or if they are still in a healing type process. Also are there any scar creams that I can get that will help them fade quickly with out being to costly or needing an ID or buying an over the counter med.

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Re: Scars treatments - June 20th 2015, 08:19 PM

I've noticed that scars fade over time, so it is possible that even if they scar they may start to get lighter over time. I've heard that cocoa butter, vitamin E oil, or bio oil can help reduce the appearance over time.


   
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Re: Scars treatments - June 20th 2015, 08:44 PM

The less deep the scar the less likely it is to scar. Also, if it does scar it is more likely to heal in a shorter amount of time then deeper scars. This has been my own experience. A lot of my deep scars are still visible whereas the not so deep ones have faded quite a bit. I can't even see some of them any longer. Dez gave you a good list of things you can use. Cocoa butter is pretty inexpensive and can be picked up at your local store for $5 or so.

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Re: Scars treatments - June 21st 2015, 08:17 PM

Since your scars are relatively fresh, try to use a body scrub or an exfoliating soap on them to help remove the dead skin cells. After you use that, use a moisturizer. I've heard you can use lemon juice; you apply it three times a day and scrub it off when it dries. You can make a scrub with vitamin E oil and baking soda and from what I've heard, that reduces scars drastically, but I've never tried it.


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