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Scars - February 16th 2009, 07:27 PM

sorry, this is a bit weird but i cut my arm about hmmm a month ago and one of the cuts is still red and quite notable but closed....it's totally smooth to run hands over.....

so i was wondering what the chances of scaring are? it's slowly getting smaller i've just not done it in so long i really can't remember if this is normal or not...any like suggestions or response would be good

it wasn't a deep cut just yeah i would really really love it not to scar
   
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Re: Scars - February 16th 2009, 07:34 PM

I definitely have a lot of scars from fairly shallow cuts.

I would probably try some Vitamin E on it, you can get the gel capsules fairly cheap and just pop them open and rub it on the scar.

Check out THIS thread and see if any of that is helpful. You may as well take some precautions to not let it scar, yeah?



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Re: Scars - February 16th 2009, 07:41 PM

yeah i've read that i suppose when my mums up visiting she can help me get stuff i've never got a scar before so it would HAVE to be the time i do it on my arms bugger lol

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Re: Scars - February 16th 2009, 08:14 PM

No problem at all.

I hope you get it all worked out. I have some pretty bad scars, that have been them for a while. And using Vitamin E is really making them less noticeable. Hopefully you can make that one not turn into a scar! It's surprising how well our bodies can heal sometimes though.



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Re: Scars - February 16th 2009, 08:19 PM

also-- i've found that using a good moisturizer can help them, also.


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Re: Scars - February 16th 2009, 08:42 PM

yeah i have super dry skin like diagnosed and i've just been too busy to keep my skin moisturized so i'm going to put effort into that ot see if it goes away, if not i suppose going shopping when my mum comes visit in a week and a half to get vit e and such likes

i just so don't want this to scar gah
   
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Re: Scars - February 16th 2009, 09:10 PM

Hello there,
Base-ing these thoughts on when i self harmed, if i didn't cut as deep - They wouldn't scare.
But if i cut very deep, they would tend to scare.
But i advice, keep them clean and in a chemist rather cheap, you can buy anti-scar cream (like moisteriser) and it takes the redness out..try's to fade scares.
   
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Re: Scars - February 17th 2009, 10:28 PM

so i got bio oil...and it's making it look more red....
   
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Re: Scars - February 17th 2009, 10:39 PM

Hmm I dont know why it would make it redder

I scar super easy like i have scars all over my arms and hip and even when i dont cut deep i scar that might be your situation as well

I havent really found anything to make my scars go away but some of them the ones that arent super deep fade some but mine dont fade all the way.


   
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Re: Scars - February 18th 2009, 09:23 PM

Perhaps you're allergic to something in it? Hm. I'm not sure.

You could always talk to a doctor if that's a possibility.



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