Find the best treatments to make scars disappear.
Even the tiniest white scars can really stand out against your skin. While most scars will fade over time, there are things you can do to speed the fading. Here’s a rundown of a few of the most successful scar treatments available.
Silicone. This sleek and slippery product may be better known for its nonsticking, nonconductive qualities in the kitchen. But a little silicone gel rubbed onto your scar can help it fade, flatten, and disappear
Aloe vera gel. This all-natural healer can help minimize the appearance of scars, especially if you use it when a scar is still fresh. Apply the gel to white scars at least twice a day for optimal results.
Sandalwood. Applying a paste made of powdered sandalwood and water can be an effective scar treatment. Leave the paste on the white scars overnight, then wash it off in the morning.
Honey. This nectar of the bees can be a potent antibiotic, and some beauty experts also recommend it as an excellent scar treatment. Massage the honey into white scars and leave it on for at least half an hour. You may want to try a medicinal honey rather than the standard honey on your grocery shelf.
Vitamin E. This antioxidant can be applied topically to remove scars. Apply vitamin E in cream or oil form to white scars a few times a day to make them disappear.
Cocoa butter. This natural emollient can help soften white scars and make them fade & mdash; especially if it’s used when the scars are new.
Onion extract. Onion extract is actually one of the active ingredients in the popular scar treatment Mederma. You can make your own by chopping an onion and pressing out the juice.
Lemon juice. Swab some lemon juice — either alone or mixed with rose water — on white scars to help minimize their appearance. You can apply it several times each day.
Alpha hydroxy acid. Exfoliating creams that contain alpha hydroxy acid may help remove the top layers of scar cells and bring fresher, healthier skin cells to the surface. Apply this kind of cream to scars every few days.
Medical treatments. If you have larger, more persistent scars, a dermatologist may recommend injections of collagen or steroids to help them fade; microdermabrasion and laser treatments are other treatments that may be recommended to remove scar tissue.