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    Is there anything to get rid of or help fade scars on the bottom? I'm 17 and female. Sometimes I've gotten blemishes and spots then ended up trying to burst them. Resulting in swollen bumps and scars, I've changed my diet and have been exfoliating, this has reduced the amount I get. I've also gotten this on my upper back. The scars really effect what I wear during summer, any suggestions?





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    im 15 and i have self harmed for the past two years and i have some nasty scars on my arm, im mixed race aswell so my scars go darker because of my skin colour, i cant find a way to cover them as i cant find a foundation/concealer dark enough for my skin colour, i know that i should face the consequences of cutting but i dont want to be judged by everyone i meet for my scars.. does anyone know how dark scars can be covered other than wearing clothes that cover them?





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    hi think yours is OK cause have been facing the same problem as yours.Mind was since i was a kid cause like playing and always cut myself, turn to scars and grow darker. I always hide my scars n cover them with tights. have been treating them with different kind of products but seem not growing away cause of my skin colour and don't know way. My parents courages me is normal but people judge me of looking and makes me uncomfortable so think we are on the same path searching for solution to our problem.

    What can I do to remove the acne scars on my back? Any home treatment? I have had acne since I was 10 years old and its left pretty bad scars and I am 15 now and it still remains deep. I really wish to remove these scars - it really gets in the way of my esteem. Please help!





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    Hello, I am 14 and have had acne on my left breast since I was 9. I have been through many creams/capsules and one of the latest being roacutane ( sorry if it's misspelt ). I got told by my consultant it would absolutely disappear. But it hasn't since it is just scars that are left. And they are really big and obvious and people point them out everyday and it's horrible. I got told that there is nothing to be done about these scars, but I believe that there is. Please suggest some ideas of what could be done about the scars thank you.





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    why dont you try rescue oil? it makes scars fade i use it and it works but you have to use it everyday

    Im 14 and have been self harming since i was 10 and now im in yr 10 alot of people at school know i self harm so its making me think should i just walk into school one day with my sleeves rolled up? But i have some severe scars on my wrist and as my parents know i self harm but have not seen my scars i dont know what to do should i show my scars at school or not xx





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    Hi Rebecca, Please tell your parents and please see your doctor and get help.I am 16 and I am fighting cancer for the third time.It makes me sad when I hear of things like this.You have your whole life to look forward to.Please get the help you need.

    I self harm as well. I am now 7 weeks clean from cutting. There is no reason you should be ashamed of your scars. You have as much right to wear short sleeves as anyone else does. If you're not ready for your parents to see your scars, maybe cover up at home and wear short sleeves at school? That's what I did, and when I became more used to people seeing them, it wasn't as difficult for me to wear short sleeves around my family. At first they were shocked, but they are now used to it. I wish you luck! And stay strong darling

    Hello my name is kimberly and I used to self harm, today I have to.deal with people staring at my arms and I hate it, I also have aloooot of scars on my legs, I don't wear shorts or dresses and you have no idea what I would do to be able.to show my legs and not have those horrible scars, my boyfriend knew aboutmy scars and acepted them but we recently broke up and we are not going back together I feel I wanna cut again, and at the same time I feel like no guy will ever love me because of my scars, I want to do something now I want to get rid of this curse ! I need help I wanna get surgery but I'm too embarrased to go look for a doctor or something I need help I need to feel normal I can't deal with this! I'm tired of constantly thinking on how to hide them from people





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    I have scars from cutting when I was younger, as well as surgical scars from cancer. My husband tells me that every scar tells a story in my life and it's those stories that make him love me. So yes, you will find someone who loves you for who you are, scars and all. Just be patient. Sometimes it takes time for the right person to come into your life. It's critical you talk to your doctor so that he/she can guide you to counseling and better ways of coping with stress. This is what doctors do. You won't tell them anything they haven't heard before. The pain of cutting may help distract you now, but every new scar makes the depression worse. Believe me on this. As for the scars, my cancer surgeon told me to rub face cream into the scars for a few minutes several times a day (yes, simple face cream). This breaks up the scar tissue and softens the skin. Wearing silicon patches does the same thing but takes longer and costs more. There is waterproof coverup available, like Lydia O'Leary. You can google the website. Self-tanning lotion painted on white scar tissue with a thin paint brush helps normalize the color. Thick or large scars may need surgery. Hope this helps.

    Hi, I have few deep scars on my arms from self harm when I was suffering with depression a few years ago. I have tried bio oil and many various skin cosmetics to try and reduce the appearance of the scars. Nothing has worked. I can't go out in summer without a long sleeved Top on and am embarassed by my arms. I can't move on with my life and my depression is getting worse. Is there anything I can do that I havnt already tried. The scars are about quarter of an inch deep.





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    I am sixteen and have been self harming for about a year and a half, I am finding it really difficult to cope with my depression luckily my doctor saw my scars and I felt safe enough to tell them what was happening I now have counselling through CAMHS, however my self esteem is so low I am afraid of people seeing my scars and when they do this causes me to harm more. My friends parents recently asked to go on holiday with them we are very close and they know about my depression however they have not seen my scars the sea is a sort of sanctuary for me but id don't think I have the confidence to show my body. what can I do?





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    Hi :-) if I was you I would wear some shorts or a shirt on top of your swimwear, whatever covers them. Just explain you have some issues with your self esteem/body image. Good luck and have a nice holiday x

    So I've been self harming almost a year now,i have over 40 scars of each on my thighs.i have a few faded ones on my wrists.I made it threw the summer by faking situations so i wouldn't have to swim.And i need find a way to get ride of them.I live in fear everyday of my family seeing them.I need help bad.Im working on how to stop cutting but snapping rubber bands are starting to leave scars too! :( my point is...Is there a way to make my scars go away without my family having to find out?





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    Hi Gianna, I self harmed off and on for a few years (throughout high school) but I somehow never let it get too out of control since I was still worried about people seeing the scars and judging me for it and thinking I was crazy. There was one time I went to try on homecoming dresses with my grandma and had a lot of fresh cuts on my shoulder ish area and I had to put a huge bandaid over it so she wouldn't see and I blamed it on my cat lol. One thing learned throughout my high school years was that once the wound healed up and was no longer a scab, if I laid in a tanning bed every once in a while, the scars would be a bit less visible. I'm not fond of the over tanned look, but the uv rays also helped with minor acne and I only went once a week or so. If you do this along with vitamin E like crazy, your scars should be at least a tiny bit less noticeable. These suggestions above are really only good for minor scars but will possibly help if yours are a bit more severe, and it never hurts to try all of your options! Once I was out of high school and no one really paid much attention to anyone else or really cared about what other people were doing, I began slowly declining and things got way out of hand. Being a freshman in college meant, for me at least, a lot of smoking and drinking which meant a lot of drunken mental breakdowns. My forearms are now covered from wrist to elbow in scars, and I've been out of high school for 3 years at this point. Things got so bad that I had to come clean to my parents and tell them what I had been struggling with. I was afraid of what I might do to myself if I stayed in school, so I ended up going home in the middle of the second semester. Coming clean to my parents was the best thing I've ever done because after I got through that, which I considered to be the most daunting task, I was able to slowly tell more people about it. Now my family members and friends know, and I even wear whatever I want in public. I learned that if someone really cares about you, they will only talk about things as much as you are comfortable with, and they will take as much time as you need. At this point in my life I am 20 years old and no longer embarrassed about my past because I realize that I was, and still am really darn strong. I love myself and my scars, which are two things I never thought I would ever be able to say! I've even gotten a nice little rose tattoo to cover a few of them and I tell everyone that I'm just decorating the canvas. I really hope you are able to get through this journey. If you ever need to talk about anything, I will always be here. I promise I'm not a creepy stranger (lol), and I will never judge you or call you crazy. Keep growing, you beautiful little flower. You are so loved.

    Try bio oil

    Hi, I'm 21 and suffered with bad skin since becoming a teenager however a year ago I broke out in cystic acne. What scar treatments are actually available on the nhs? I was on Accutane for 6 months which i finished two months ago which has cleared all my acne however i've been left with very red scars and a generally red face rather than indented scars. My dermatologist said he couldn't do anything for my scarring and just discharged me. It's horrible having a constant reminder of how bad my skin was and really want some treatment to help get rid of these red scars!!!





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    PLEASE HELP ME! Okay so i have cutting scars on my legs and theyre from about 2 years ago, i dont cut anymore btw. so all i have left are the scars and they are really stuborn and nothing will get rid of them, not even bio oil and i used it for a complete year with lots of bottles. i also have scars from things like insects on my legs that have been there seen i was little. is there ANYTHING that is affordable for a 16 year old girl because i cant even wear pants because of the brown spots, cutting scars, burns and normal scars on my legs and i want to be a model !!!





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    basically no there isnt. a scar forms where new tissue grows over a wound, if its deep its likely the scar will be keloid - this also happens more on black skin because the skin is thicker. on white skin the scars are more noticeable. you can have surgery to correct it but you'll still be left with - an admittedly smaller - scar. the NHS are unlikely to fund this though so you'd have to come up with the money yourself. if you cant afford that then you can buy makeup specifically meant for hiding medical scars (burns/cuts/tattoos etc) its thicker than normal foundation and is waterproof so that might be an option - sometimes you can get nhs funding for this but it very much depends on where you are.

    I would like some advice as to what my options are in dealing sever acne scars on my face. I suffered with very bad on my face right up into my 20's and the scars on my face are particularly deep. I realise that due to the depth of the scars there is no treatment that will get rid of them completely, but these scars have had devastating effects on my life and I really want to do something about them. I would like to know what sort of treatment I should be looking at that will be the most effective in reducing the look of deep acne scars.





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    I had mc when I was about 6 inside my upper thighs. After it cleared,it left scars all where it had been. My scars make me very concious when it comes to sexual intercourse. Will my scars ever go away with surgery?





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    i no exactly how you feel i had scars on my legs and felt very self concious and never show my legs but i would try lazer treatment specialy formed for your legs its helped me alaot

    For the scars, you could try Baby Bio, it fades scars and stretchmarks. Scars don't go completely but that oil might help fade them so they're unnoticable. It's worth a try. :) x

    Hi everyone, My name is Lisa and I have just had breast augmentation to enlarge my "small A cup" to a "large C / small D cup". This is somthing which I have been thinking about now for the last 5-6 years so didnt go into it lightly. It is only a week after the surgery and I have just had the dressings taken off the scars. I must say I didnt think the scars would be as big as they are or as low down as they are. The scars are about an inch away from my breast (underneath) so I am quite worried now that the scars are going to be in full view, say if I am wearing a bikini. There is still quite alot of swelling so I am hoping the scars will rise as the swelling goes down. Does anybody know of a cream or gel they would recommend for the reduction of scar tissue?





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    bio oil is great for srech marks and scars. i had my appendix took out and ended up with 5 scars. that was last august and its now july of the next year. you can't see the scars now they used to be rly dark purple hope this helps :)

    Hi im 29 old male i have a combination of acne and acne scars. Can a gp refer me to a dermatologist who can guide me what to do about my scars? I saw a dermatologist recently he told me the nhs dont carry out such procedure. Who can i see about my acne scars? My scars is making me really depressed. Any help on the matter would be helpful.





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    does anyone know of any surgeries to help with scars after self harm? i used to self harm years ago but still feel like i have to hide away because of my scars. i have tried some of the scar cover make up but non of it fully covers my scars. its getting to the point where i wont get close to guys cause i dont want to show them my scars and i am worried that it could affect my job prospects. i tried to approach a different sensitive subject with my doctor previously and they were really patronising and unhelpful. because of this i want to know what help i can get if any before i go back to them.





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    Hi, i have scars ony arms from self harm, that are painful and rased. I am 19 now amd have recovered from mental illness. My scars are embarrassing, i keep them hidden even on a hot day. Any advise for low cost treatment ( the scars are about 18 months old) Thanks :-)





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    Good to hear you are on the way up Sarah.. The scars are pretty fresh still, I would say, but maybe a good time to do something to help heal them over as best as possible..Ask the Pharmacist direct for suggestion and what is a good topical lotion/cream/oil that can assist..also a discussion with your Gp would be another good area and she may refer you to a skin specialist. Ensure you mention that they are still painful..In some ways they may be treated like a surgical cut from operations so would be good to know, what medical people tell their patients..

    I'm glad to see you're on the road to recovery :) they are still relatively new scars - it can take a few years for them to flatten and fade to white so they have a way to go. Some even disappear completely, depending on severity. Gentle massage with a good moisturiser will help to keep them smooth and softened, encourage healing and break down any granulation in the tissue. They are best kept out of direct sun anyway, or well screened. I got my scars accidentally sunburned last week when my sunscreen wore off - they are LONG healed, but they became raised, red and are still a bit irritated after their accidental sunning. Sheer tops and fishnet material is light and covers scars well - but definitely have a chat with your GP and see if you can get a prescription of good coverup makeup, if nothing else. Referral for surgery is relatively rare so don't be disappointed if this isn't an option for you. Be proud of how far you've come x

    I'm 17 and have self harmed since I was 14. Both my arms are covered in scars, and my mom wants me to rub coconut oil on them so that they fade away. I get why and stuff, but I haven't gone to any treatment yet and I'm not ready for that. I like my scars, yes I get insecure, embarrassed & annoyed about having to hide them, but like I'm sure you all get what I mean. So idk what to do. My scars are my own, and I just need advice on this situation!





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    Hey Im 19 now and did self harm for multiple years and I do understand that the scars are a part of you. My advice to you is to not to be embarrassed, when I recovered from self harm I began to show my scars, at first it was akward and hard but after a short time you will learn to embrace your scars. Some people get weird about it but the people who you should be hanging around will not judge you. They are a reminder of who you are and anyone who is unwilling to accept you then they are obviously shallow and closed minded. To me my scars are a personal reminder that I can deal with what life gives me, they give me a sense of personal pride, if I was able to get over self harm just imagine what else I could do...

    I think you guys should keep your scars...yes they are embarrassing when someone finds out about them or sees them but we are all tigerswho have eared our stripes...cuts are not just embarrassing nor am I saying they should ever be considered a fashion trend, but they are battle wounds of a battle you finally concurred you should be proud.Don't get rid of them..don't let them change the real you the one that has battle wounds and has been through the toughest battles..let those wound remind you not of your battle but your victory in winning the battle and stopping the selfharm~a fellow cat (selfharmer)

    hiiii am 16 years old,i have had really bad scars all over my body ,the scars never get better and i keep getting more every time i have a cut, instead of healing like normal cut it becomes a dark spot.My doctor says i got them because of chicken pox ,but i wonder why my skin still have scars on it because i had chicken pox when i was lik 4years old ,but all these years the scars still on my skin,and my body does not heal well when i have a scars.Pleae pleae help me my skin is jst gettin worest and i don't know what cream i should use to help me.





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    I want to get laser treatment for my acne scars. My acne has cleared up followed microdermabrasion, which has helped some of the more superficial scars, but I am left with other scars. Is the fractionated laser the same as a pulsar laser? What is the best laser to have for lots of "boxcar" scars? There is so much information on the internet I don't know what is what or what is any good for me, or what the prices should be as nowhere states the price! Please help!





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    Hi I'm 17 and I have two keloid scars on one of my knees and one on the other and I also have a scar that sticks out going all the way down my stomach. I got these scars when I was 5-12 from falling over but non of them have gone smaller and they make me so self contsious. I never wear anything that will show my legs or my belly and it really gets me down because I am a girly girl and really want to be able to wear dresses and shorts. I have had nasty comments from people by them asking if I self harm which I have never ever done my skin just scars easily, it is horrible having comments like that, this is another reason why I don't wear anything that reveals them. Is there anything that could help get rid of my scars at all? It would literally transform my life and confidence if there is. My relationships are hard because I am so self contsious, getting rid of these scars has been something I've been wanting to do ever since I've had them. It would be the best thing in the world for me if I could get something done bout them.





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    Well it depends on the type of scars you have but i found that a derma roller (can be bought for a very affordable price) works well to reduce discolouring as well as smooth out lumps, it slowly works on pitted scars but it takes time. Also i find that straight away on fresh scars lemons and tomatoes seem to help and also any cream that claims to work on scars. I personally use skin doctors gamma hydroxy skin resurfacing cream which seems to be working quite well. The key is act on the scars straight away because the older they are the harder to get rid of. Hope this helps

    I'm 16 and have self harmed since I was 14, I have cut my legs, stomach but mainly my wrists. I hate when the scars disappear because even though I want to move on from the pain in my life. I still want the reminder of how strong I am and that I still haven't gave up. All the time people have hurt me or ive wanted to die, I've used that and got through it. My stomach and leg cuts disappeared. You can only see my arm once briefly. I would like a way to keep the scars because every time they disappear I cut more so I get more scars and so on. If anyone has any ideas of how I could keep the scars so I don't have the urge to cut as much id be very grateful. X





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    You can get white-ink tattoos, they look a lot like scars from white I've seen.

    Hi my partner has two scars on his cheek caused from a glass 2 years ago, he has had surgery to take away the bumps however this has now had to the opposite affect and given him dinted scars instead. He is getting increasing down and wont go out in public. Is there anything he can do to correct the dints/ get rid of the scars totally? He has used bio oil everyday and also clican gel.





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    I know how he feels I had 3 operations last year from a accident to my left shoulder, my shoulder scar is horrible, it's 8 inches long by 2 inches wide, with the summer coming and me being a girl, I really feel for you both, I will have to wear a jacket or Cardigan all summer, it's not nice.

    I don't have Keloid Scars but, my grandmother and I have keratinosis; a condition where we scar from every little cut or the scars get bit and grow above the skin. I have tons of little scars all over my body. Doctors think I got abused but I just tell them keratinosis and they go "ahh okay" and leave it alone.





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    I am 18 years of age and I first started getting keloid scars when I was sixteen, my upper body is covered in scars, I have had steroid injections which never helped. I am really self conscious about them, I never take my top off in front of people and i always hide them from my partner as they make me feel like a freak, but knowing I'm not the only one out there with these horrid scars help me a bit but it still doesn't take them away.





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    really,same as me and i am also 18 year old but i got the the 2 scar on my chest but it is small when i was 15 year old and never take my top off in front of people and i always hide them from my girlfriend and pal it is the great humiliation but my girlfriend doesnt mind about it but still why dont it just heal properly why must it become keloid,to knowing that the fact is its hard to rid of it i lost my hope .....

    Hey man. Not trying to one up you or anything. Just here to let you know youre not Alone..Ive had horrible scarring(over 100 scars ) on my back, chest shoulders due To uncontrollable acne + keloids. i cant really give You much advice cause well, i have no idea either. But if you have found a partner that loves and accepts you then dont worry bout the scars. Best of luck. If you happen To find a cure let me know. Doctors have been o help.

    Hi. My name is Chantelle and I'm 20.I used to self harm, and currently use Bio oil on my scars. There are big noticeable scars all over my body ranging from my knee's to my bikini line, My boobs, all over my arms and also on my hands. I wear gloves all the time and have to wear long sleeves and long trousers because of it. I don't go swimming or go out into pubs or clubs with my friends because of how big and how many scars are on my body. I was wondering if you could recommend any treatment available to help the scars go away? I would let you take a look but I'm too afraid of people seeing me on television unless i could have an appointment to see you when your not filming?





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    I am 18 and have quite a few ordinary moles, but i'm embarrassed about them. About a year ago i used a wart removal freezing treatment on them and they faded quite a lot but now i am left with scars. I've also tried to get rid of them simply by picking/scratching them, again, this left scars. Please help me, i'm afraid of anyone seeing me with my clothes off because of my scars. It's depressing me. :(





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