Tips For Reducing The Appearance Of Scars



From acne to accidental injury, scars are something that all of us have on our face and body. They are the result of our bodies healing process after our skin’s dermis has been damaged. While many of us don’t worry about our scars, for others they can significantly affect their self-esteem and body image. While they can be stubborn and difficult to remove completely, there are things you can do to make them look less noticeable. This, in turn, can help you regain your confidence and be happier with what you see in the mirror. So whether your scars are major or minor, here are some universal tips to help reduce them.


Rethink your skin care regime
The harsh chemicals used in some skin care products can irritate your scars and make them look more noticeable. So invest in gentler cleansers, lotions, and moisturizers that use natural ingredients instead. Look at the packaging of skincare products and look for ingredients such as chamomile and aloe. This will cool your scar and prevent it from becoming red and inflamed.  You can also read reviews online or ask for advice from your local beauty counter to find the best products possible. If the scar is on your face, remember to use products that are suitable for your skin type too. Using these products will keep your scar clean and moist which will ensure it heals properly.


Consider scar revision
Scar revision is a surgical procedure carried out by a cosmetic surgeon to improve the appearance of scars. It involves removing the old scar and replacing it with a thinner and less noticeable one. There are different variations of this procedure depending on the size, severity, and placement of your scar. If this sounds appealing, start looking for trustworthy surgeons who have experience in scar revision. Book a consultation to talk through your options and to see if you are a suitable candidate. Always make sure you can afford this procedure and the follow-up consultations before you begin.


Apply sunscreen
We all know how important it is to apply sunscreen when out in the sunshine to protect ourselves from getting burned. But did you know that the sun can actually make your scars look worse? Scars will tan and become burned if exposed to the sun’s UV rays. This can cause irritation and makes your scars stand out more by making them darker. While this will reduce over time, it can take a while. So using a high SPF sunscreen when outside is one of the best things you can do to protect and improve your scars. When applying make sure your scar is sufficiently covered and remember to apply to the rest of your face and body too.


The most vital thing you need to remember is that scar reduction is never a quick process. You won’t get the results you desire overnight, and your scar might need more time to heal fully before it can be treated. So above all else, you need to be patient.

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