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How to Get Rid of Scars

Everyone has scars (the physical kind). Childhood accidents, small cuts, minor surgery - no matter the cause, chances are you have a scar you want to get rid of. It’s not always certain how to do that, though. There are treatments you can go to a doctor or aesthetician for, as well as many products that have varying levels of effectiveness.

1. Creams, gels, and other ointments might work in your situation.
If you’re skeptical about the effectiveness of products like creams and gels, you’re not alone. But in fact, depending on the active ingredient, they can actually work to reduce scars. That’s because silicone, the most common ingredient used, affects the collagen overgrowth which is what causes scars in the first place. You won’t be able to make the cars disappear entirely, but a reduction in appearance will be noticable. Vitamin E oil can help as well, because it softens the skin.

2. Some scars require surgical treatment.
There are a few scars that are more difficult to get rid of because they’re larger or raised. Keloids are particular types of scars that might require surgical treatment. They’re regular scars with more scar tissue that often grow in size. Keloids can return after surgical treatment, though. Steroid shots and freezing them can work as well.

3. Microneedling is another potentially effective treatment.
One popular method of scar removal is microneedling, which involves creating very small wounds in the skin that are then repaired by the body’s natural processes. This stimulates collagen production, which can help to fill in depressed scars.