I have a lot of white scars on my leg (from SH) that have been there for about 7 years. They have faded by are still quite visible and very slightly raised. Do all scars fade eventually or might these be for life? I've had them for so long I'd have thought they'd be gone by now.
Disclaimer: I put this in general health because it's about the skins healing process rather than the reason the scars are there.
It all depends on how deep the wound was and how looked after the wound/scab was when it was fresh.
Have you looked at bio-oil?
Some are there for life sadly. A lot depends on what Nyar said, I have a few from 3-4 years ago that while not red anymore are still quite prominent.
I have scars that aren't raised from sh and they are long but not very deep, I've had them for years. If it bothers you a lot you can get surgery that removes scars. I'm looking to get scar removal on my stretch marks but not my sh scars because my scars are a reminder of what I've came through and I shouldn't be embarrassed that I struggled at certain points in my life. Each to there own. But they could be there for life sadly. Try bio-oil first or go to a chemist and see what he suggests.
I understand about people asking. I mean right years down the line and in still doing it!
Yeah you can but not many clinics do it, it's something worth looking up to see if anywhere does it near you and you can get a free consultation. Then you can get the most obvious ones removed.
I'm not surprised about bio oil to be fair. But don't not use a cream. Try using something like Shea or coco butter to at least hydrate the skin (which is what I'm doing) and see if it makes a difference. Take a photo of your scars before using the cream so if there's even a slight difference you'd be able to tell.
And good luck x
It depends on how long the scar is, where the scar is, how deep the scar is and you're own body. Some people heal quicker than others.
I does depend on how big/deep the wound was and it could also depend on how strong your immune system is as some people can take longer to heal than others. also some scars can be there for life, I have a scar on my eyebrow from 13 years ago which has faded a lot but is still visible if I look carefully. most scars do fade over time though.
I have scars on my face as a result of acne. After almost a month of using dermalmd scar serum my scars are fading and not as visible as before. They are not completely gone but now I feel more confident going out without makeup on.
I have scars from cat scratches and they have been there for a while I don’t know what to do they are quite visible and I wear long clothing to cover them what should I do? Xx
Some have taken 3 years to become very very faint
Others are still prominent after 6 years
Tried bio oil and it didn’t work for me