Scars can appear due to an injury, skin problems like acne or surgery and are the sign of skin’s natural ability to heal on its own. Scars may appear raised or flat, at times obvious and other times invisible. It is very significant how one treats the scarred region and based on the approach used, the scar may get healed promptly or becomes a permanent mark.
With right care of wounds, one may be able to minimize scar formation and will aid in its quick healing. Treating scar is the process that begins from the wound healing step itself, if wound healing is proper and efficient, scars will also fade away on its own.
Important Ways Of Getting Rid Of Scars
Avoid Sun Exposure
Protect new formed scars from sunlight as Ultraviolet rays can impede the healing process and enhance melanocytes production leading to dark discoloration and worsening of the scar mark.
Ensure to cover the scars when moving out in the sun. Remove the covering once you reach within the safe boundaries of the home. Keep applying light serum or moisturizer to keep them moist.
Allow Scars To Heal Naturally
In absence of any support from us, scar can continue to heal on itself but can take a long duration depending upon the kind and extent of injury happened. With gentle care and patience, scar goes away completely. But, if the wait is not accepted than one can use various scar treatments to speed up the recovery time.
Never Prick The Scab
After the scab formation, never touch or prick the scab area. Any scratching out of scab can cause serious impediment of the healing process that is happening below the scab and may result in scarring that may not have happened otherwise.
Moreover, with scratching the skin may become inflamed and can make things worse. Avoid application of highly fragrant products like clove, eucalyptus, menthol or camphor that also increases skin irritation, calling for more troubles.
Allow Wounds To Breathe
During the initial stages of wound healing, skin is efficient enough in repairing itself. By allowing wound to breathe as far as possible, is the best support one can provide in the process of wound healing. The fluid (exudates) produced by the body around the wound is best healing agent for the first few days of healing. By applying oils or creams over the wounded region, one can impede the healing process in the initial stages. This may initiate development of scar, if healing is disrupted majorly. Moreover, never soak the wounded region in water for long periods as that tends to break the scab and disrupts newer skin formation. Damaged skin needs to be cleaned with an antiseptic lotion, but avoid overdoing it or scrubbing it.
After cleansing, cover the wound with a light and thin bandage that provides adequate air circulation. Make use of transparent and wash proof bandages that keeps the region moist, without letting it being wet. After 1 to 2 days, apply a thin layer of serum or light gel moisturizer, rich in antioxidants to aid in skin healing process. The moisturizer prevents any itchiness of the scab, avoiding the urge to scratch that can hindered the process and may lead to scar development.
For Speedy Healing
Silicone Mediated Scar Treatment
Use a serum or silicone based scar treating gel rich in antioxidants and skin healing components like quercertin. Apply the gel for twice a day over the scar region for complete 8 weeks to make the scar unnoticeable.
This treatment is best suited for flat scars, but can also be performed over the indented or raised scars. While application of gel, be gentle and always cover the scar with sunscreen of SPF 15 or more.
Flattening Of Raised Scars
Raised scars can be flattened to major extent with use of reusable silicone gel sheet or silicone based scar treatment gel like Rejuveness Pure Silicone sheeting or scar away Silicone sheets. The sheet needs to be applied for 12 to 24 hours on the raised scars for a continuous period of 3 months.
Laser Treatments For Indented Scars
Indented scars are best treated with series of laser treatments, fat grafting, dermal filters or combination treatment of these. In certain severe cases, surgery may be required.
The improvement of intended scar depends on the depth and the kind of skin one has and its response to the specific treatment. Though, it will not make the indented scars go away 100 %, but usually 50 % or more improvement is expected.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.