You Can Remove Scars Naturally
Most of us have at least one scar somewhere on our bodies. They are not always a bad thing because when a scar forms, it means that the wound is completely healed.
Scars can be the result of wounds and injuries sustained from accidents, surgery and even skin conditions. One skin condition that can be very prone to scarring is acne.
More about scars and why they occur
- Most wounds (unless they are very minor) will produce some degree of scarring.
- A scar is the result of the biological process of wound repair in the skin - as well as other tissues.
- Scars form when the dermis (that deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. When such damage occurs, the body forms new collagen fibers (a naturally occurring protein in the body) in order to mend the damage. This results in a scar.
- A scar will always have a different texture and quality to that of the surrounding skin.
How to help reduce the appearance of a scar
A scar will never completely disappear no matter what treatment you use but you can reduce its appearance. There are various methods available.
Topical treatments. Different skin care products are available over the counter or online. One such topical treatment is our own H-Scars Formula. This natural, gentle and safe solution is an effective option for reducing the appearance of all these different types of scars...
- Hypertrophic Scars from surgical procedures
- Keloids from burns, injuries or skin conditions
- Facial Scars
- Acne Scars from cystic acne, acne vulgaris and acne rosacea
- Surgery. This method can be used to alter a scar's shape or make it appear less noticeable but is not recommended for hypertrophic or keloid scarring.
- Steroid injections. A course of steroid injections into a scar may help flatten it and in the case of keloid or hypertrophic scars, soften their appearance.
- Radiotherapy. Low-dose, superficial radiotherapy is used to prevent recurrence of severe keloid and hypertrophic scarring. This treatment would only be used in extreme cases because of potential long-term side effects.
- Dermabrasion. This treatment involves the removal of the surface of the skin with special equipment, helping to blend in the irregularities of a scar whether it is raised or depressed.
- Microdermabrasion. This is a much less invasive form of dermabrasion but is minimally useful for very superficial scars.
- Laser resurfacing. This procedure removes the surface layers of the skin using different types of lasers.
- Filler injections. These treatments can be used to raise sunken scars to the level of surrounding skin. The effects of these injections are only temporary, however, and the procedures may need to be regularly repeated.
- Microneedling. Many small puncture holes are made into the superficial skin to stimulate collagen production and even introduce collagen stimulators or other products to try to reduce the appearance of scars.
- Cryosurgery. This method freezes the scar to reduce the size of the scar as well as the pain, itchiness, hardness and discoloration.
- Cover up Makeup. Some find make up and concealer useful in covering up a scar although it can take a bit of practice to get it right.
Of course scars will usually mean that you have survived something whether it was an accident, surgery or some other reason. Even if you decide to wear your scar with pride, you can still make it less obvious if you to decide to reduce its appearance.