Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

Self Harm If you or someone you know is struggling with self harm and needs advice or alternatives, we're here to help.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Tiny_93 Offline
Junior TeenHelper
Tiny_93's Avatar
Name: Z
Gender: Other

Posts: 208
Join Date: December 2nd 2009

How to reduce the appearance of scars - July 8th 2011, 09:56 PM

This thread has been labeled as triggering, particularly on the subject of self harm, by the original poster or by a Moderator. The contents of this thread might therefore not be suitable for certain sensitive users. Please take this into consideration before continuing to read.

Despite one minor slip, I will be two years SH free in December.

But I've got terrible scars & even though no one mentions them, I know they're there. Someone told me bio oil helps, but that's expensive :s I really want to make them somehow go away or just fade.

I'm applying for university and hopefully will be starting in sept 2012. I actually want to be a PE teacher, but I'm just worried if anyone sees the scars..

Any tips on how to reduce them?

Thanks in advance

SH Free since:
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Voldermorts Stalker
I can't get enough
WhisperingSilence's Avatar
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Location: where ever the coffee is

Posts: 3,469
Blog Entries: 1477
Join Date: January 6th 2009

Re: How to reduce the appearance of scars - July 8th 2011, 10:13 PM

Bio oil is expensive but it is worth it. I have used bio oil in the past and it helped loads. There's other things similar though. Such as rescue oil. Vitamin E capsules - these work by opening the capsule and applying it directly onto the scar and rubbing it in. Cocoa butter. (palmers is probably the best). Sun works well, just in your garden on your sun lounger. Vitamin D helps the appearance of scars. There is also Palmers rescue oil (which is like bio oil its about 9.56 but works like bio oil). I currently use the Palmers cocoa butter. It works really well and smells nice to. And it is only about 3.45 for a bottle.

Videos team
, articles team and helplink mentor and associate live help operator.
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Nightblood. Offline
jus drein jus daun
I've been here a while
Nightblood.'s Avatar
Gender: She/Her
Location: United States

Posts: 1,820
Blog Entries: 37
Join Date: January 11th 2009

Re: How to reduce the appearance of scars - July 8th 2011, 10:23 PM

I disagree with the sun part. I find that for me, the sun makes my skin tan but leaves the scars extremely noticeable. I'm sure this depends on the type of scars though.

"We all have battle scars, Finn. Suck it up and build a brace for yours."
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
bayhorse321 Offline
Junior TeenHelper
bayhorse321's Avatar
Name: Shoshana (Shana)
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Location: United States

Posts: 347
Join Date: June 13th 2011

Re: How to reduce the appearance of scars - July 8th 2011, 11:49 PM

I would have to say that the sun also makes my scars more visable because though my skin is getting tanner it seems the scars just get like pinker or more noticeable. Again I guess it depends on the scar.
Closed Thread


appearance, reduce, scars

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.