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Hi - I just wondered if anyone knows how to get rid of scars or at least fade them a bit? I've got old scratches up my arms because I used to self-harm, and it's sort of obvious. I'd really like to get shot of them if possible. I know this will have been brought up a million times, so if anyone could just point me briefly in the right direction I'd appreciate it, thanks very much
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Hi - I just wondered if anyone knows how to get rid of scars or at least fade them a bit? I've got old scratches up my arms because I used to self-harm, and it's sort of obvious. I'd really like to get shot of them if possible. I know this will have been brought up a million times, so if anyone could just point me briefly in the right direction I'd appreciate it, thanks very much
as far as i know, scars will always remain scars. there's no bloody way you can get rid of them.
but if you're talking about scratches, then you should let them heal naturally.
sorry, can't help you on this one.
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vitamin E oil is supposed to help.
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I think it'll either be a case of using specialist scar-covering make up (I think you can get this in chemists) or seeing of you can have cosmetic surgery to cover or remove the scarring (expensive, although it's worth talking to your GP about this as you might be able to get it done on the NHS, especially if it's causing you a lot of emotional distress).

Sorry not to be more helpful, it must be really difficult for you :hugs:
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There's a product called Bio Oil that supposedly helps them fade (can't comment because I haven't used it yet on my eczema scars!). It was on special offer in Superdrug about a week ago. Quite expensive but it comes in a little bottle and you apply it daily. If you google it you'll get more info and testimonials on how it works. I also saw Palmers the cocoa butter people do a "scar serum" but again I've not tried it. I've heard more good things about the bio oil.
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Rub Palmers Cocoa Butter into them. It takes a while, but they do fade.
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Rub Palmers Cocoa Butter into them. It takes a while, but they do fade.
That (the normal one) hasn't done anything for mine, though my stretch marks are quite deep, some of them look raw, I'll try the one esp for stretch marks next time I get a voucher for boots.
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Ask your GP. I'm pretty sure one of my mates got prescribed some cream for that. You can also get plaster things that you put on the scars and are supposed to reduce them, though they're very expensive and I don't know if they work.

I don't know how we went from scars to stretch marks... but my stretch marks used to be really obvious and purple but now are just skinny white lines or tiny indentations in my skin. That said, I only have them cos of puberty plumpness, so it might just be because I'm thinner now.
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Hi - I just wondered if anyone knows how to get rid of scars or at least fade them a bit? I've got old scratches up my arms because I used to self-harm, and it's sort of obvious. I'd really like to get shot of them if possible. I know this will have been brought up a million times, so if anyone could just point me briefly in the right direction I'd appreciate it, thanks very much


Im not a beautician...but I recommend prolagene by Decleor....its a gel..all natural, can be used on face or body...pricey but will work
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Bio oil doesnt really work, costs a lot of money too. But as far as scars go, it might work on really bad ones. I tried it on my scar and it didnt do much good. I dont use it daily though, so if you use it daily you might get some result.
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bio oil supposedly, vitamin e cream, i find lavender cream works quite well.

gah looked at my wrist ysterday and had forgotton how noticable scars can be, so if anyone does find a wonder cure let me know :s:
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Hi - I just wondered if anyone knows how to get rid of scars or at least fade them a bit? I've got old scratches up my arms because I used to self-harm, and it's sort of obvious. I'd really like to get shot of them if possible. I know this will have been brought up a million times, so if anyone could just point me briefly in the right direction I'd appreciate it, thanks very much
Bio Oil! It's fantastic, a tad expensive - but a little goes along way. Get it in Superdrug, boots, etc. Or for a cheaper alternative Palmers Cocoa Butter fades stretch marks etc. so it might help It's worked on the scars I have
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you can get scar reduction cream/gel in boots in the first aid section. Works on newer scars better, takes time, but they do fade a little.
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Moisturisers will work I guess, that and time....
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Moisturisers will work I guess, that and time....
time wouldbe good, wee it not for the fact its nearly summer and my scars are always 10x more noticable. Its no wonder i'm so pale, i have to stay out of the sun to avoid tanning/burning.

Anyone else find scars are more noticable in summer?
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mine are more noticeable in winter, due to the contrast between pale skin and dark scar.
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E45 cream does the trick
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time wouldbe good, wee it not for the fact its nearly summer and my scars are always 10x more noticable. Its no wonder i'm so pale, i have to stay out of the sun to avoid tanning/burning.

Anyone else find scars are more noticable in summer?
Yeah...I'd have thought that if you had a tan they might be less noticeable. But then if you don't go that brown anyway...
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Yeah...I'd have thought that if you had a tan they might be less noticeable. But then if you don't go that brown anyway...
nah i tend to burn more than tan (damn my pale skin!) but my older scars are kind of white, so if im tanned they show up more? :s:
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nah i tend to burn more than tan (damn my pale skin!) but my older scars are kind of white, so if im tanned they show up more? :s:
One of my scars turned white when using scar reduction stuff, but my older one didn't. I find my lighter scar blends in with my skin more when tanned, it goes a pinkey colour in the middle and becomes less noticeable.
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