X
X

Enter to win a cleanser from Erno Laszlo!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Erno Laszlo and SheFinds.

beauty

How To Get Rid Of A Scar

September 4, 2015 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | beauty

You know you’re living a good life when you acquire two badges of honor: wrinkles and scars. Scars, in particular, are proof that you are taking chances and risking a little pain for (hopefully) a lot of gain. But that doesn’t make them any lovelier to look at years later, when you just want to rock a mini skirt without being reminded of that summer you fearlessly jumped from a cliff into a lake down below.

Fortunately, there are now many treatment options available to both conceal and get rid of scars completely. If you’re sick of staring at a scar that you feel is taking away from your natural beauty, read on to find out the best treatment and removal options according to Dr. Jill Waibel, founder and medical director of the Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute.

Silicone Gel/Silicone Sheeting

“Scars of all types, whether they are acne, burn, trauma or surgical, are tough to hide and can be tough to get rid of,” Waibel says. “Treatment options vary based on the type and severity of each individual scar. If you have a superficial scar, then the body will heal the scar naturally on its own and on its own time. There are not a lot of OTC products that will truly help rid scars as most are not robust. Silicone gel and silicone sheeting are the most studied and both are able to significantly help the appearance of a scar. Bio Corneum silicone gel is commonly preferred over silicone sheeting as it is more comfortable for patients. The gel hydrates the scarred area and allows it to mature and protect against external factors invading the scar, such as chemicals.”

In-Office Procedures

“Steroids can be injected into the scarred area to help flatten the scar,” Waibel says. “Doctors will also offer compression to assist in flattening as well. Of course, I believe that laser procedures are the best route to choose when treating a scar. The fractional laser is able to create a small wound that is healed naturally by the body. Always be sure to visit a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon if you choose to have laser procedures done as they have a solid understanding of laser physics, tissue interactions, and scar physiology. Whether you’re curious about a scar or have an end-game in mind, be sure to visit you local board-certified dermatologist who can help determine the best method of treatment for you.”

For more beauty tips, check out 5 simple hair treatments you can mix up in your kitchen and 10 makeup mistakes that are ruining your skin.

 

Tags:

beauty, scar, tips

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

beauty

This $30 Flat Iron Is Actually Really, *Really* Good

September 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
You're welcome.

beauty

This All-In-One Product Will Give You Perfect Brows Every Time

September 21, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
So good!

beauty

The $6 Drugstore Product Celebrities Say Works Better Than The Expensive Stuff

September 21, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's so good!

beauty

This Foolproof Dry Shampoo Is My Go-To When I'm In A Rush

September 20, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
Game changer!

beauty

Today's The Day! Shop L'Oreal Paris x Isabel Marant Now

September 20, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Buying one of everything...

beauty

This $12 Anti-Aging Serum Basically Works Like Botox For Younger-Looking Skin

September 20, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Prepare to be amazed...

beauty

The One Anti-Aging Supplement You Should Take Every Morning For Younger-Looking Skin

September 20, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It works so well!

beauty

Gigi Hadid's Go-To Skincare Product Includes THIS $7 Drugstore Find

September 19, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
We didn't see this coming!

beauty

The One Thinning Hair Trick Celebrities Swear By For The Red Carpet

September 19, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
We had NO idea...

beauty

This Lash Growth Product Works SO Fast It’s Selling Out At Target

September 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It works so well!

beauty

This Is My Favorite Blush Ever--& I’m Pretty Sure It’s Not Even A Blush

September 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Prepare to be amazed...

beauty

The Surprising 2-Second Skincare Trick Every Woman Needs To Know

September 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's a game-changer!

beauty

The Unexpected $6 Drugstore Product Celebrities Actually Use For Glowing Skin

September 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Even Meghan Markle is a fan!

beauty

This Neck Cream Is SO Good It Keeps Selling Out At Sephora

September 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
You don't want to miss this...

beauty

6 Affordable Natural Night Creams That Work Better Than Botox

September 18, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
These work so good!

beauty

This Face Mask Basically Works Like A Vacuum For Your Skin--& It’s Got A 5-Star Rating At Nordstrom

September 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Your skin will thank you for this!

beauty

All The New Beauty Launches Our Editors Can't Wait To Try This Fall

September 17, 2018 by SHEfinds Editors
We're OBSESSED!

beauty

This $30 Flat Iron Is Actually Really, *Really* Good

If there's one thing you should do at the ...

beauty

Want A Whiter, Brighter Smile? Invest In A TAO Clean Sonic Toothbrush And Cleaning Station

If you take oral hygiene seriously (and we all should!), ...

beauty

This All-In-One Product Will Give You Perfect Brows Every Time

If there's one makeup application many women struggle with (...

beauty

This Foolproof Dry Shampoo Is My Go-To When I'm In A Rush

Dry shampoo is definitely one of the best beauty advances... ...

beauty

This Soap Isn't Just Good For Your Skin, It's Good For The Earth, Too

As wellness and mindfulness become more mainstream, we're all ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS