Scar Treatment Home Remedies – How Best to Reduce Scar Visibility?

Scar Treatment Home Remedies – How Best to Reduce Scar Visibility? This post will discuss about how do scars form, the different types of scar, the 6 scar treatment home remedies you can use to reduce scar visibility and a video clip on how to get rid of scar spot tissue on face and legs.
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This post will discuss about how do scars form, the different types of scar, the 6 scar treatment home remedies you can use to reduce scar visibility and a video clip on how to get rid of scar spot tissue on face and legs.

 

Scars form when there is injury or trauma to the skin, especially when the dermis (the deeper layers of the skin) are injured. Greatly simplified, the process of a scar forming goes roughly like this.

 

Blood rushes to the wound site and begins to clot. Fibroblasts, remarkable little cells that help produce several different types of connective tissues and proteins, begin to deposit the foundation for collagen.

 

Collagen is the main structural protein found in our skin. However, the new collagen that is forming scar tissue is different from regular collagen, and tends to be inferior to ‘normal’ skin in its functioning. Still, it does the job-a pretty impressive one when you think about it.

 

Scar tissue looks different because the collagen that’s being laid down is made up of fibers that lie parallel to each other, instead of the regular randomized cross woven pattern that exists in undamaged skin. The scar tissue is tough, not as elastic or supple, nor do things like sweat glands or hair follicles re-grow in it.

 

Examples of Scar Types

 

Below are a few different types of scars that occur, summed up very simply, with some being more severe than others. How you go about remedying your scars will be easier if you know a bit about the scar itself!

 

Hypertrophic: Hypertrophic scars are raised above the surrounding skin, due to the body overproducing collagen. They typically present themselves as a red, raised, and thickened patches of skin. They often form when there is mechanical tension on the wound. They can fade over a period of two to three years.

 

Keloid: Very thick raised scars, more severe than hypertrophic scars, and may spread beyond the original wound site. They can also develop into benign masses. Keloid scarring, like hypertrophic scars, are raised from excessive amounts of stiff collagen fibers deposited on the wound.

 

Atrophic: The scar is sunken in the skin, giving it a typical “pitted” appearance, caused when underlying structures that support the skin are lost. Acne and diseases such as the chicken pox tend to leave atrophic scars.

 

 

Scars vs. Hyperpigmentation

 

Some of these remedies apply to hyperpigmentation, which is when extra pigment is deposited at the wound site. Hyperpigmentation is often seen in times after a bad bout with acne, and can give the appearance of there being a mark or scar.

 

How Best to Reduce Scar Visibility Naturally?

 

Different treatments and remedies and their results vary hugely from individual to individual, as it all depends on genetics, how you got the scar, how long you’ve had it, etc. So don’t be afraid to play around with these to see what works best!

 

Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #1 – Marula Oil

 

Long, long before it became mainstream, marula oil was used traditionally used by the Tsonga people of South Africa and Mozambique, where it is still used by many peoples in that region.

 

Marula oil is used for skin care-as a cleansing or massage oil, as a moisturizer- and even a dietary supplement. From food to medicine, the marula tree and the oil from its fruits have a long history of being extensively used.

 

The oil comes from harvested fruits that hold a nut, inside which rests a kernel. The oil is extracted from this kernel, and a considerable amount of work goes into the extraction process given the tough fibrous make-up of the nut. Once removed, the kernel is cold-pressed by hand for the oil, resulting in a small quantity the precious stuff.

 

The oil is extremely light, silky, absorbs quickly into the skin, and penetrates deeply. It has many uses, but in the case of scars it reduces redness and inflammation, and softens up the tough tissue.

 

The oleic acid enhances the ability of the oil to penetrate the skin, allowing other fatty acids to soak in and do their work. Use it plain or as a base oil-I’ll frequently add it to my scar butter.

 

You will need…

-Marula Oil

 

Directions

 

Rinse the scar and the area around it with warm water. Pat dry. Start with less oil and add more as you need it-if I plan on rubbing it in some I use more, if I am putting it on and letting it soak in on its own I use a little less. You don’t need much, just enough to cover the scar well. Reapply up to three times daily (or as needed.)

 

Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #2 – Baobab Oil

 

This precious oil, like Marula oil, is high in essential fatty acids. 33% of the seed content is oil, with the majority of those oils being oleic and linoleic.  Oleic and linoleic will soften skin-in this case, the tough scar tissue-and moisturize the epidermis, where the visible part of your scar sits.

 

All of the fatty acids help regenerate outer epithelial tissues (basically, the cells that make up the outside of your skin), which is part of why it is so renowned for its abilities to heal our skin and reduce scars. It is thick and rich and remains on the skin longer after application. Again, use it as a base or a carrier or on its own!

 

You will need…

 

-Baobab Oil

 

Directions

 

Rinse the area with warm water and pat dry. Apply a light coating of enough baobab oil to cover the scar. Remember that it will sit on the skin for a while after application.

 

Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #3 – Fenugreek Paste

 

Fenugreek was always one of those remedies that I just steered clear of. Not because of any fault of its own-for some reason the name just always deterred me. But, eventually, I was able to get over that quirk of mine, and now find it a useful ingredient to have lying around.

 

Fenugreek is used for a range of ailments, from easing indigestion to reducing dandruff. It can also help with skin inflammation and irritation, such as that which may occur with a scar.

 

Anecdotal evidence suggests that it also helps to lighten skin, thus reducing the appearance of the scar or hyperpigmentation. In this case, making the seeds into a paste is the most effective way of getting their benefit.

 

You will need –

 

-Fenugreek seeds
-Warm water
-Something to grind up the seeds

 

Directions

 

How much fenugreek you’ll need depends entirely on the size of the scar. Start with a tablespoon or two, and if there is extra store in the fridge for up to three days.

Soak the seeds overnight in warm water, or until they are soft (even “slimy”) feeling. Drain and mash them up into a paste-a mortar and pestle works best for this.

 

If the mash is too thick, you can add just a smidge of warm water at a time until it is the proper consistency-thick but easily spreadable, not runny.

 

Rinse the area with warm water and pat dry. Apply enough to cover the scar and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

I would suggest using your favorite lotion/moisturizer after this as it can be drying.

 

Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #4 – Fish Oil

 

Ah, fish oil. It’s one of those “it’ll cure whatever ails ya” remedies. Rich in our favorite fatty acids, fish oil taken in the diet and applied directly to scars can help reduce their appearance.

 

Some research has been done showing that they may even speed of the breakdown of fibroblasts, which are responsible for laying down all that extra collagen, even in scars as severe as keloids.

 

If you can take it as a dietary supplement, I always say go for it. It’s worth trying topically as well. Fibroblasts aside, it will moisturize the scar well and moisturizing means a better environment for healing to take place.

 

You will need…

 

-A high quality fish oil

 

Directions

 

Apply fish oil directly to the scar and/or take the appropriate dosage for a dietary supplement.

 

Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #5 – Lemon Juice

 

This one should come as no surprise. Lemon juice, in addition to having other benefits, is known to lighten skin. This is because it is thought to interrupt melanogenesis-basically the process in which melanin, the pigment that darkens skin, is formed.

 

It is also thought to reduce or break down the existing melanin in the skin as well. Be careful after applying lemon juice as it can make you a bit more sensitive to the sun for a bit after using it.

 

You will need…

 

-1 fresh lemon

 

Directions

 

Juice the lemon. Rinse the affected area and then apply directly. Do this up to twice a day as needed and be patient, as it isn’t instantaneous. Keep the leftover juice in the fridge for later use.

 

Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #6 – Sunscreen or Cover Up

 

This is more of a (very helpful) preventative rather than a remedy. When the sun- chiefly its ultraviolet rays-hits your skin, it damages it. Your body, well-equipped as always, rushes to defend and protect your sensitive skin by depositing melanin, a darker pigment that will give more protection against the harmful rays.

 

The skin of your scar is sensitive and will darken easily, so cover up or use sunscreen, and you can help prevent any burns or unwanted melanin making it more visible. Tanning or getting sunburned will ultimately *not* help your cause!

 

You will need…

 

-Sunscreen that is at least SPF 30

 

Directions

 

Apply sunscreen to the scar before exposing it to sunlight or keep it covered.

 

And above all else…

 

Be patient. There is no current natural remedy or medical technology that can guarantee the complete removal of a scar. Although some may certainly helpful, our bodies are pretty incredible of doing the job.

 

Trust in your body – it knows what it’s doing! When it comes to badly damaged or non-regenerable tissues, they are replaced by the laying down of connective tissue (think collagen!) This is a process called replacement-also known as scarring.

 

Regeneration is a type of healing in which new growth can completely bring back at least portions of damaged tissue to its normal state. Most of the time these two occur in tandem during the healing process.

 

Over the course of 2 sometimes up to 3 years the scar will continue to heal, replacing and regenerating. So don’t panic about a scar. Get a little help from some good remedies, trust your body and time, be patient, and all will heal.

 

Watch this Video – How to Get Rid of Scars Fast, Best Scar Treatment, How to Get Rid of Scar Spot Tissue on Face & Legs

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It contains 215+ effective home remedies and covers everything you will need to protect your family and save money every month.

 

For more details about her book, take a look at the Everyday Roots Book.

 

How to Prevent Scarring or Reduce Scar Visibility

 

 

If you want to prevent scarring or reduce scar visibility without steroids or laser treatment, opt for Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy by the Skinception line of skin-care products, which as clinical studies suggest, may reduce scarring in as little as four weeks.

 

 

Nobody likes to have any kind of scar, whether this is due to injury, surgery, acne, or chicken pox. Many people see their scars as a flaw that distracts from who they really are and some even go to extreme lengths to conceal their scars with clothes and make-up.

 

Whatever the causes of scars, one of the questions many people ask is how to prevent scarring or reduce scar visibility.

 

Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy recommends adhering to the following tips on how to care for a wound, to nip a scar before it develops and how to minimize or reduce existing scars.

 

Prevent Scarring Before it develops

 

Prevention is better than cure and the best way to prevent scarring or reduce scar visibility is good wound care. Allowing the wound to get infected or carelessly inflicting new injury to it will lead to scarring.

 

For basic scar prevention, do the following:

 

Clean a Fresh Scrape or Cut – Clean the wound immediately and run it under clean water. Remove any pebbles or splinters that can cause infection with alcohol-sterilized tweezers. Carefully wash the area around the wound with soap and dry it with a clean cloth. Avoid harsh soaps, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol and iodine for minor wounds, as these can delay the healing process.

 

Cover Up – Cover your scrape or wound to keep put any dirt and to prevent you from accidentally injuring the same area again. At the same time this will also minimize the chance of an infection. Keep the wound moist, preferably with an antibiotic cream or ointment to help speed up the healing process. The last point is especially important as it will reduce the appearance of your scar should it develop.

 

Don’t Pick the Scabs – After an injury, the body immediately starts the healing process, with white blood cells that attack bacteria and red blood cells, platelets and fibrin that form a clot over the wound. Pick at the scabbing that develops can reopen the wound and allow bacteria from the air and your hands to get into the wound. This can create a larger, more prominent scar.

 

Stubborn Wounds and Existing Scars

Despite your best efforts, if a scar still forms despite your time and effort you have put into scar prevention. If this is the case, you have to look for ways to reduce scar visibility.

 

Scars tend to develop in those parts of the body that are constantly being pulled and strained. The chest and shoulders are common areas for scarring to develop, and for this reason you should avoid heavy lifting or upper-body exercises as your wound continues to heal.

 

You can also consider a scar reduction system as the scar develops. This should reduce the severity of the scar so that you will not have to resort to painful laser treatment which is usually done after the scar is completely formed.

 

Scar Reduction Therapy with a Cream

 

In order to prevent scarring and reduce scar visibility, a scar treatment cream should contain active natural ingredients, moisturizers and patented peptides which can interact with the skin’s 28-day regeneration process.

 

The scar treatment cream should also be able to stimulate the natural production of both skin-healing type III and skin-strengthening collagen I.

 

The scar treatment cream should be able to facilitate the skin healing process by pushing out those dead and damaged cells to the surface of the skin, where they are sloughed away.

 

The scar treatment cream should best be able to promote the production of healthy skin cells to replace scarred skin, for visible reduction of scarring.

 

Preferably the cream should have natural ingredients such as niacinamide, beta glucans and some antioxidants, including tocopherols, which can reduce hyperpigmentation and encourage natural, healthy turn-over of skin cells. These natural ingredients can moisturize, exfoliate, and ultimately, reduce and even prevent scarring.

 

If you want to prevent scarring or reduce scar visibility without steroids or laser treatment, opt for Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy by the Skinception line of skin-care products, which as clinical studies suggest, may reduce scarring in as little as four weeks.

 

For more information, go to Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy Homepage.

 

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