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How do I fade self harm scars?

How do I fade self harm scars?

Fade on their own. : With time, they will fade on their own. They may not completely go away though. There are medicated creams and such which can be helpful in bleaching scars. Try to see your provider or a dermatologist who can discuss some options for you. ...Read more

Self Harm (Definition)

In brief, it is the action or inaction (failure to take action) that intentionally seeks to cause damage to oneself. Can range from mild physical harm, i.e. Scratching, to the extreme of causing death. An example of inaction would be not taking one's Insulin resulting in ...Read more


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Could ice help self harm scars?

Could ice help self harm scars?

Ice is not: Likely to prevent or reducing scarring. Please consider dialectical behavioral therapy instead of cutting. Take care. ...Read more

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Self harm scars arnt going away?

Self harm scars arnt going away?

Self imposed? : Scars donor go away. Will fax some after many years. The question is why did you cut yourself. You should get help. See your doctor ...Read more

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How might one fade self harm scars?

How might one fade self harm scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.

Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I fade old, white self harm scars?

See a dermatologist: Consult a dermatologist. They are trained in managing disorders and healing t=of the skin. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my self harm scars?

What can I do to treat my self harm scars?

Improve NOT remove: It is possible to improve scars but nearly impossible to remove scars. This requires an assessment of thickness, width, depth, color, texture, location, direction, behavior, adjacent/adherent tissues etc. Depending on the evaluation, an apporopriate intervention(s) is prescribed or recommended. Techniques used may inlcude excision, incision, flap/graft, rearrangement, resurfacing, laser, etc. ...Read more

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Can self harm scars be removed surgically?

Somewhat: Scar can be "improved" not eradicated. A well-trained plastic surgeon can tell if he or she can give you a scar that is better than the one you have. ...Read more

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Trying to heal my self harm scars. Any tips?

Trying to heal my self harm scars. Any tips?

What scars: You have to be mores specific what kind if scars you have physically psychological trauma self-help groups or reading books. ...Read more

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What is commonly used to heal self harm scars?

What is commonly used to heal self harm scars?

Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:

1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over).


Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more

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How can you explain self harm scars to a child?

How can you explain self harm scars to a child?

Honestly: Without a lot of detail. Something along the lines of, "I hurt myself when I was younger but I am older now and know that it is not a good thing. Sometimes we do things when we are younger that we later realize are not good for us. ". ...Read more

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How can I get make white self harm scars less visible?

How can I get make white self harm scars less visible?

Several Options: See a plastic surgeon or a cosmetic dermatologist. In some cases a tattoo artist can make something nice to mask it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some ways to help fade self harm scars?

Can you tell me some ways to help fade self harm scars?

There are not any: There is not any products to fade, scares and depending on the depth of them one can seek a dermatologist for laser resurfacing to minimize the scars appearance,. ...Read more

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I am very tan. How do I make my dark self harm scars fade?

I am very tan. How do I make my dark self harm scars fade?

OTC creams: There are several over-the-counter creams that are supposed to help minimize the look of scars if you use them over time. One is called mederma. You could try one of those. The scars from hurting oneself--definitely something people often don't realize how much they will regret later. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why have my self harm scars turned brown?

Could you tell me why have my self harm scars turned brown?

Hyperpigmentation.: Have you considered Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for your cutting. ...Read more

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I get burnt quite often and I've accumulated 4 3rd degree scars, how can I fade them? What about some bigger Self harm scars that I don't like?

I get burnt quite often and I've accumulated 4 3rd degree scars, how can I fade them? What about some bigger Self harm scars that I don't like?

Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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Can duct tape work for fading self harm scars?

Can duct tape work for fading self harm scars?

NO!: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:

1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over).


Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more

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Can there be lasting side effects of self-harm scars?

+ psych & cosmetic: Yes, there are very likely to be permanent effects both psychologically and from an aesthetic point of view. Rarely chronic non-healing wounds may undergo malignant transformation but this is more likely in burn scars and called a marjolin's ulcer. ...Read more

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I cut and have self harm scars. Would scar gel help them fade?

I cut and have self harm scars. Would scar gel help them fade?

Need Psychatric Care: The scars might or might not fade but you have to stop harming and cutting yourself, which is not treated and stopped can be dangerous and will give you more and more scars
so consult a psychiatrist/therapist to help you stop selg harm first and deal with scars later
this is my sincere advice, so get help asap. ...Read more

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How to get rid of self harm scars?

Consult: With a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. If you aren't receiving mental health care — please make that a priority. Dialectical behavioral therapy can be particularly helpful. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of self harm scars?

Derm: See a cosmetic dermatologist. There's a lot of options but its also possible that with time they resolve on their own. Cosmetic derm may have options including creams/skin systems and lasers or other pulsed light devices. if you elect to have something like that done then make sure you use medical clinic not a medspa where there isn't an MD full time. ...Read more

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How can I hide self harm scars on wrist?

How can I hide self harm scars on wrist?

Seek help ASAP : I would like to know if you still have thoughts of injuring yourself or are still injuring yourself. If you are, you should check yourself into a hospital asap. Cosmetic results should be the least of your concerns. You can cover up with long sleeves and makeup or see a surgeon, but you need to get help for cutting or harming yourself. I wish you healing and recovery. ...Read more

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How to get rid of self harm scars quickly?

Scars: Start with controlling self-inflicted scars, then time will heal wounds. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of all my self harm scars?

How do I get rid of all my self harm scars?

See a doctor: Please do not continue to harm yourself. See a psychiatrist to get to the root of the cause. Naltrexone can help stop the rewarding effects some people get from hurting themselves. Depending on the type of wound and stage of healing, a dermatologist could recommend a treatment that could help. If you have keloids, big cuts or burns you may need to see a surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I hide self harm scars during surgery?

How do I hide self harm scars during surgery?

You probably can't.: Depending on the nature and location of your surgery and the location of your scars, they may not have to be exposed at all. Having said that, the or team has seen it all before, and much worse, believe me. I wouldn't worry about it. We're all professionals there to do a job, not to judge you. If you haven't already, you should talk to someone about your tendency toward self harm. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to get rid of self harm scars?

See a doctor: Please do not continue to harm yourself. See a psychiatrist to get to the root of the cause. Naltrexone can help stop the rewarding effects some people get from hurting themselves. Depending on the type of wound and stage of healing, a dermatologist could recommend a treatment that could help. If you have keloids, big cuts or burns you may need to see a surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of self harm scars?

You may need: To see a plastic surgeon for assistance. ...Read more

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Will my self harm scars be visible during surgery?

Possibly: Depending on the location of the scars and how you are surgically draped — that is a possibility. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of self harm scars?

Can you tell me how to get rid of self harm scars?

Time: If the scars are new, they will fade with time. If scarring is healed and white, but the scars are obvious or large, you might have to consider plastic surgery or getting a tattoo to cover it up. ...Read more

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Can my self harm scars fade after using the bio oil?

Can my self harm scars fade after using the bio oil?

Self harm Scars: I understand your concern about appearance of your self harm scars.
Bio-Oil may help improve the appearance of scars
Trust healing power of your body and accept yourself.as you are.
See a psychiatrist to understand stressors in your life causing depression, low self-esteem, and concern about appearance of your scars.
Follow treatment with psychotherapy to improve self-image and self-esteem. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more


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