Conditions with symptom: 'scars'
Atrophoderma is a rare disease that causes large skin lesions to appear on the body. Read more →
Self-harm occurs when someone deliberately injures themselves, usually as a result of depression or low self esteem. Read more →
Keloid scars are those that grow larger and lumpier than the initial wound they were healing. Read more →
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?
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?
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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?
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?
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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