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Scars question - February 1st 2011, 05:41 AM

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All of my scars are not white, is this normal? They are a shade or two darker than my skin color, (my skin color is very close to Casper The Friendly Ghost, haha, Maybe I'm not that white, but I'm still pretty pale) why didn't they turn white?
   
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Re: Scars question - February 1st 2011, 12:51 PM

Hey there, (casper hehe)

This could be either because they are still fairly new, or sometimes they just do not turn white! Some of my scars are still fairly darker then my skin tone! I would not be to worried about it!

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Re: Scars question - February 1st 2011, 01:44 PM

Some scars take longer to fade than others. Some can take up to a year or more, and others will heal fairly quickly. One thing you can try is using bio oil to help the scars fade faster. You can find it at pretty much any store (it's also used to reduce stretch marks).





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Re: Scars question - February 1st 2011, 02:44 PM

this is totally normal. alot depends on where the scars are how quickly theyll heal. keeping them moisturised (sp?) really helps them heal alot faster too.


   
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Re: Scars question - February 2nd 2011, 02:09 AM

Hey there,

That's normal. I'm Asian, so my skin is probably considerably darker than yours. The scars from the cuts I made in December are still rather (actually very) red, as with the ones I made at the beginning of January. The ones I made back in November were mostly really shallow, so they faded faster.

Don't worry, it's perfectly normal. Scars don't turn white for at least a few months. They gradually fade away. It just takes time.


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Re: Scars question - February 2nd 2011, 04:48 PM

Mine are still darker than my skin tone and very visible. I wouldn't worry, some just don't fade as quickly. You may want to try a product like bio-oil which was mentioned, it does help.
   
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Re: Scars question - February 2nd 2011, 05:02 PM

A lot of my scars are also darker than my skin tone, they probably will fade eventually but my take time, some of mine took a year to fade.


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Re: Scars question - February 2nd 2011, 06:51 PM

I'm ridiculously pale myself, and I have some scars that are white, but some are like, a tan colour, and some are even red. So I guess it's just based on the healing process, as everyone has said.


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Re: Scars question - February 4th 2011, 07:53 AM

Thanks everyone, your answers make me feel less... strange. The scars I refer to have been there since approximately March of last year, is it even possible they're still healing/fading?
   
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Re: Scars question - February 4th 2011, 03:37 PM

Yes, some of mine from last year haven't even begun fading, but they will , it will just time :-)


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Re: Scars question - February 4th 2011, 04:21 PM

Yes, it's totally possible. It can take up to two years for them to fade to white. You have nothing to worry about.


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