Some scars fade away in time. But for most scars, you can wait forever for them to vanish. Scars aren’t bad. But they can be awful and embarrassing if large and located on apparent places.
There are many ways to remove scars. Some are easy to remove, but most of them would take years to eliminate. Fortunately there are ways to prevent scarring. There are easy to do steps that will prevent scarring or at least improve the appearance of your scar faster.
The following are the procedure on how to make the scar removal faster:
- Keep your wounds clean. Wash it with soap and clean water. If possible use an anti-bacterial soap and cool water to clean your wound. Also, restrain yourself from touching your wound and scratching it when it becomes itchy. Touching and scratching it will bring bacteria into your wound and will slow down the healing process.
- Cover your wound. It is necessary to cover your wound with the silicone sheet to keep the bacteria and other irritants. Covering your wound would also keep the moisture. Moisture is necessary because this will minimize the appearance of the scar.
- Use sunscreen or stay away from the sun. If possible, stay out of the sun if your scar is healing. The sun’s UVA and UVB rays can bring damage like hyperpigmentation and sunburn into your healing skin. But if staying out of the sun cannot be avoided, use sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher.
- So as not to develop thick scars, carefully massage the scar daily. Use seed oil or other essential fatty acids to massage the scars in order to initiate blood circulation. Proper blood circulation is necessary so that the blood can bring nutrients into the wound for faster healing. Moreover, massaging the wound with seed oil is recommended in order to reduce inflammation.
- Some scars become thick and dark. This is called hyperpigmentation and this can be long lasting, most often permanent. One way to reduce hyperpigmentation is to use bleaching creams to minimize darkness. Scar removal creams can also work but there is little evidence that they work. If you want a cream that works for your scar, ask a doctor’s recommended cream.
- For sunken or indented scars, injectable fillers work. This scar removal technique uses collagen, fat or steroid in order to raise indented scars. But this is not a permanent solution. For this treatment to work, this has to be repeated for a number of times.
- For raised scars such as keloid and hypertrophic scars, effective treatments include chemical peel, laser treatment and surgery, cryotherapy,skin grafting, dermabrasion and microbrasion. But be careful when using chemical peels, dermabrasion and surgery. They can be effective but they can also produce additional problems such as more scarring and redness. Surgery is not a recommended procedure for keloids and hypertrophic scars because this will make your scar bigger.
- Laser treatment and cryptherapy are two of the best treatments for scars. They are not only effective, they also produces lesser side effects.