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How do I get rid of scars? - December 30th 2010, 09:12 PM

I have an extremely noticeable scar on my right arm from... 2 years ago? I tried putting on stuff that was supposed to help (Bio-Oil) but it didn't help at all... Is there anything else I can do to reduce the appearance of it?? It's kind of awkward having that on me in the summer and such, especially when I get questioned whether or not I still do it (because I don't). Also, I have other scars that go down my arm but aren't raised or anything. It's just lighter where I cut because it wasn't that deep. Does the odd coloring go away eventually? (Also, they've been there for about 6 months.)

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Re: How do I get rid of scars? - December 31st 2010, 03:50 AM

Have you tried scar cream? that should help.


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Re: How do I get rid of scars? - December 31st 2010, 05:38 AM

As for the noticable one... it might not go away for a long time, depending on how deep it was. I have a scar from eight or nine years ago when I fell chasing my brother, that still is super noticable and raised, no matter what I try :/. As for the less noticable ones, they should fade over time. Some of mine take a yearish; some more, some less, though.
Maybe your doctor has some suggestions, because cosmetic surgery is probably really expensive.
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Re: How do I get rid of scars? - December 31st 2010, 05:51 AM

Mederma will help, or cocoa butter. Or anything with aloe vera in it.

Btw - tanning will just make scars show even more.


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Re: How do I get rid of scars? - December 31st 2010, 07:23 PM

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As for the noticable one... it might not go away for a long time, depending on how deep it was. I have a scar from eight or nine years ago when I fell chasing my brother, that still is super noticable and raised, no matter what I try :/. As for the less noticable ones, they should fade over time. Some of mine take a yearish; some more, some less, though.
Maybe your doctor has some suggestions, because cosmetic surgery is probably really expensive.
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Okay, that's good to know because they're starting to fade a little but not too much. And I don't plan on getting surgery for it, but I'll ask my doctor what else I can do.
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Mederma will help, or cocoa butter. Or anything with aloe vera in it.

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I've never heard of Mederma? I'll certainly try that and cocoa butter. Also, I don't tan so that won't be a problem. Thank you.


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Re: How do I get rid of scars? - December 31st 2010, 07:28 PM



Looks like this. You can can get it anywhere - wal mart, walgreens, target, rite aide. Though it is expensive, the smallest tube is about $15.


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Re: How do I get rid of scars? - December 31st 2010, 07:59 PM

Alright, that helps a lot. If it works it's worth it. Thanks!


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Re: How do I get rid of scars? - January 3rd 2011, 06:14 PM

Bio Oil will probably take ages to work. How long did you use it for? i think if you use it everyday on your lighter scars they shouldprobably fade eventually as for the deeper scars i dnt know. im havin the same problem, coz i have one horrible raised scar that's been on my arm about a year now and itseems to be getting more inflamed atm.. so :/ sorry about that.
   
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Re: How do I get rid of scars? - January 5th 2011, 11:45 PM

The only thing I've found to truely work is time. - which sucks obviously.


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