LM answered Friday October 3 2008, 2:10 pm: Vitamin E (taken as both a supplement or rubbed into your skin) works well. I used this method after I had surgery, and I just broke open a vitamin E softgel everyday and rubbed it on.
Retin-A [a prescription] increases the turnover rate of your skin's dead cells. It's pretty much an all-purpose product, because it also reduces/prevents wrinkles and heals acne.
Acne scars can be reduced/prevented by using salicylic acid, and I've put spot treatments on cuts [it'll sting, but it seems to work for me] to minimize scarring there, too. Using Neosporin also helps your skin heal faster & prevents scars.
Remember too, that most scars fade significantly with time, and you notice them far more than other people will. I promise =]
vivalajam0x answered Thursday October 2 2008, 9:53 pm: Well, there's no way to completely remove scars. You can only minimize the appearance of it.
When I had to get stitches, my dermatologist told me to rub Vitamin E on the scar every day...it definitely minimized the appearance of it.
I also found home remedies, such as:
* A mixture of sandalwood paste and black gram paste helps reduce the intensity of scars if started early. This is effective Home Remedy for Scars
* Rubbing your skin with ice cubes helps to tighten the skin.
* You can use cucumber and lemon juice on your scars. This is another good Home Remedy for Scars
* Vitamin E oil when applied on the scarred skin may do wonders for your skin.
* To prevent deepening of the scars, apply aloe vera gel, cod liver oil or vitamin E oil.
* Applying cocoa butter is also a good remedy in getting rid of the scars. This is also effective Home Remedy for Scars
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