While some people think that their scars are signs of pride, others want them to disappear. They can make you feel self-conscious, and they can affect your appearance.

You need to understand what a scar is and what sort you are trying to get rid of if you want to get rid of an old scar.

A scar is a part of the normal healing process after an injury. If damage happens to the dermis — the second layer of skin — the body forms collagen fibers to repair the damage, resulting in a scar.

  • The quicker a wound heals, the less collagen will be released, and the less the scar will be visible.
  • The severity of the scar is typically based upon the severity of the injury or damage.
  • Scars shape differently in various parts of the body.
  • Scars are formed separately, depending on the injured person’s age.
  • There are multiple types of injuries, each with defining features.

Before

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Atrophic Scars

Atrophic scars are caused by tissue loss. They tend to be depressed, serrated, or smooth against the skin’s upper layer. Atrophic scars also have a darker pigmentation of the skin than other parts of the skin. Types of atrophic scars include acne scars and wounds from the chickenpox.

Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars are marked by excess tissue forming over the skin as it heals. It does not develop beyond the injured region, as opposed to a keloid scar. Hypertrophic scars are usually darker than skin elsewhere in the world.

Keloid Scars

Keloid scars are the result of vigorous treatment and tissue overproduction. They have an elevated, cumbersome, puffy look. We are usually darker than the skin that covers them. Keloid scars may develop beyond the injured region as opposed to a hypertrophic scar.

Contracture Scars

Contracture marks result from the loss of or damage to large areas of skin, usually from burns. They are distinguished by a robust and shiny surface that can inhibit motion.

Remedies

There is no known way to make scars disappear entirely, but many will become lighter over time.

Natural healing advocates believe treatments will speed up the lightening process and make a scar less visible. Here are some of the remedies that some people have been active in.

Aloe vera

  • Cut from the flatter side of an aloe vera leaf the dark green “head.”
  • Scoop out the green gel of nearly transparent color.
  • Use circular motions to apply the gel straight to your scar.
  • Wash the gel out with fresh, cold water after half an hour.
  • Repeat twice a day.

Vitamin E

  • Cut a vitamin E capsule over the scar and squeeze the oil onto the scar (you may need more than one tablet to get enough fluid to cover it entirely).
  • Massage the oil on and around the scar for about 10 minutes.
  • Then wash off the oil with warm water after about 20 minutes.
  • Repeat the cycle at least 3 times a day.
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Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy uses a modern LED light system that rejuvenates your skin by penetrating it. But, the best part of using this technology is that it doesn’t have any side effects. Red Light Therapy isn’t just for skin, though, as it can be used for hair, skin, and even to fix the sleeping cycle.

Usage of Light Therapy for Scars

  • Order a legitimate FDA approved Red Light Therapy.
  • To make the best of it, you can use the light in the scarred area 3 times a week.

Coconut oil

  • Warm the coconut oil a few teaspoons, just enough to liquefy it.
  • Massage the oil roughly 10 minutes into the scar.
  • Let the skin soak up the oil for at least an hour.
  • Repeat 2 to 4 times a day.

Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Combine 4 spoonfuls of distilled water and 2 spoonfuls of apple cider vinegar.
  • In the water-cider mixture, dip a cotton ball and kindly wipe the scar off.
  • Let this dry up.
  • Do this every night before going to bed, in the morning, washing the place.

Lavender and Olive Oil

  • Mix three drops of liquid lavender oil into three spoonfuls of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Massage the mixture over about 5 minutes into the scarred area.
  • Keep the oil on for about 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water over the field.
  • Repeat the cycle at least three times a day.
  • Essential oil for the lavender market.

Lemon

  • Cut out a slice of a new lemon.
  • Apply the lemon’s juicy side softly onto the scar while squeezing the juice onto the scar.
  • Relax with the cold water for about 10 minutes before rinsing off the place.
  • Do so at about the same time every day.

Potato

  • Cut a potato into rounds medium in thick.
  • Apply the potato slice onto the scar using a circular motion.
  • When the slice of the potato begins drying out, discard the slice and proceed to rub with another slice.
  • Continue to rub and cover for about 20 minutes, then let the dry scar air for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse it over the field with cold spray.
  • Repeat the cycle at least once a day
  • The Rose and the Incense
  • Blend equal parts of essential oil for rosehip and essential oil for frankincense.
  • Massage the blend of rosehip-frankincense onto the burn.
  • Allow 45 minutes until the area is gently rinsed with warm water.
  • This practice is performed three times a day.

Baking Soda

  • Mix distilled water — at times a little — into two spoonfuls of baking soda until it forms a paste.
  • Using sterile water to soak the scar and then add the dough to the wound.
  • Keep the paste in place for 15 minutes using a moist compress.
  • Rinse the field and repeat every day.
  • When trying any of the above treatments, wash and dry the scar thoroughly, and the area around it.

Using such treatments only on scars — not open wounds. When either of these treatments causes irritation, discontinue use immediately.

The Bottom Line

When you want a scar to be less visible, you may want to seek a natural remedy. Many people believe that naturally occurring treatments will do the job.

As with every home remedy before beginning, have a consultation with your doctor. Your doctor will have advice and suggestions about what medications you should or should not seek and take.