Scarring of the skin is due to injury such as shallow cuts or deep lesions. As your skin heals, scar tissue also forms, leaving you with a red, raised or sunken imperfection. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, scarring is determined by the depth of the injury, its size and location, along with your age and medical history. Whether done yourself or under a medical professional's care, scar revision treatments can reduce scar tissue and the visibility of the scar itself.
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Puncture one vitamin E capsule and massage its oily contents into your skin. According to CareFair.com, this will distribute the excess collagen buildup in your scar to help make its appearance less noticeable and promote healing. Topical vitamin E also comes in cream form for scar revision use.
Eat plenty of vitamin C- and zinc-rich foods such as broccoli, citrus fruits, peanuts and lean beef. Eating these foods helps synthesize collagen around the affected skin, promoting faster healing, according to the Doctors Book of Home Remedies.
Schedule an appointment with your dermatologist for dermabrasion treatment. Dermabrasion is performed by exfoliating the skin with a special wire brush, removing the damaged skin surface. New skin then forms over your scar to lessen its visibility and shrink scar tissue, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Massage an over-the-counter moisturizer into the scar twice daily. Massage promotes distribution of collagen within the scar, states the Doctors Book of Home Remedies. This coupled with adequate moisturization increases blood flow and smoothes the skin.
Apply sunscreen of SPF 25 or higher to the scar when going outdoors. The sun's damaging UV rays worsen a scar's appearance and inhibit skin healing. Scars are highly susceptible to sunburn as well, according to the Doctors Book of Home Remedies.