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How to Cover Up a Circumcision Scar

by
author image Mike Broemmel
Mike Broemmel began writing in 1982. He is an author/lecturer with two novels on the market internationally, "The Shadow Cast" and "The Miller Moth." Broemmel served on the staff of the White House Office of Media Relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from Benedictine College and a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University. He also attended Brunel University, London.

Circumcision oftentimes results in scarring on the penis. A circumcision scar typically presents itself as dark coloration of the skin near the top of the penis. The discoloration varies from one man to another and sometimes can be significant. If you desire to cover up a circumcision scar, you may wonder what options are available to you. Many men desire to take the least-invasive approach to covering up a circumcision scar.

Step 1

Purchase an over-the-counter scar lightening product. Seek a product containing silicone.

Step 2

Apply a small dab of the ointment to a segment of the circumcision scar. This initial test of the ointment is to make certain you do not experience an allergic or adverse reaction.

Step 3

Check the test patch about a day later to determine if any adverse reaction occurred.

Step 4

Apply the scar fading cream to the entire circumcision scar, following application instructions on the product.

Step 5

Reapply the scar fading cream as the the product's directions instruct. Over-the-counter products appear effective in reducing the appearance of scarring for between 25 and 50 percent of users, according to Columbia University.

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Step 6

Consult with a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist regarding laser scar removal if the over-the-counter remedy produces no results. Although more invasive, laser treatments can cover up and even eliminate circumcision scar discoloration.

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