How do you get rid of a scar??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MissChikken, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. MissChikken

    MissChikken In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2013
    Georgia, USA
    Okay, so I had this weird pimple growing on my elbow, so I went to the doctor to check it out, and she gave me some medication and injected the pimple with some stuff, and it got better in around two weeks. The thing was, it left a scar, and the pictures below are my actual elbow. The weird pink stuff is actually a scar.

    How do I get rid of it?? I don't think[​IMG]


    cocoa butter won't work on this...
  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    The mederma and scar zone gel cream helps.Sold OTC. You can check the ingredients of the OTCF creams to buy those things if you did not want to pay for the cream.Some were expensive,but it goes a long way.There are a few brands.

    The other thing I am thinking is you can have the scar cut out and the skin re-sewn better.To make it just a line.

    Some doctors do a way better job and can do it in such a way that there is just a little line. I had that on the face.Doc did a good job.

    I have a circle like yours on my shoulder from a different doctor. I have one on my leg that has a gap and lines from the stitches.That was the worst and done by a derm doc.You would think they do better,but not always the case. The cream helps.Staying out of the sun during healing.Making sure the cut is together during healing,but not TOO tight.
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    I had a tattoo done over some burn scars.
  4. MissChikken

    MissChikken In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2013
    Georgia, USA
    Thanks, but I actually have both Mederma AND Scar Zone, and I've been using that for about two months now. It's not really helping.
  5. MissChikken

    MissChikken In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2013
    Georgia, USA
    I don't want a tattoo, and I never want to get one. I don't want anything on my body, except for one or two piercings on my earlobe (I don't have any, so sad ='C ).

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  6. refamat

    refamat Songster

    Feb 16, 2012
    Blaine, WA
    most of the scr medications have some form of chemistry which is derived from onions. The old way to fix scars what with fresh onion skin. you can peel one, and hold the piece on with a gauze and tape
  7. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Songster

    Apr 12, 2012
    SW Florida
    Vitamin E oil has worked for me
  8. Mo Lasses

    Mo Lasses Hatching

    Feb 18, 2013
    Southwestern ohio
    From the first picture it looks like the mark is sunken in. If so that is most likely from the steroid which was injected. This will usually return to normal by 3 months.

    The redness will also take some time but will also fade.

    As far as over the counter scar treatments, they don't work. The exception are silicon gel sheets, which keep pressure on the scars. This reduces hypertrophic scars and keloids, the scars that protrude above the skin. Vitamin E has been shown to increase by 30% the risk of raised scars. Mederma is of no benefit.

    Hope this helps.

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