Aaaah Those Ugly Scars!!!! Don’t they ruin it all! Yes, scars on your legs can look awkward and ghastly and may be the very reason you shy from wearing dresses that show off your legs. Scarring on the legs is quite common among both men and women, though it is the latter who feels the brunt more. Scarring can happen due to injuries, cuts, and even burns. Fret not, for here is a basket full of remedies, tricks and tips that can help you banish those scars and flaunt that mini skirt again!
To get rid of your scars, simply massage your legs. A good massage helps to break down the fibrous tissue that is responsible for scar formation. Massaging also has another benefit: it helps improve blood circulation in the skin that helps get rid of the discoloration that the scars cause.
Over-the-counter scar removal products
There are several creams that you can get over the counter to get rid of scarring on your legs. One among them is Mederma that can help to lighten your scars. This magical serum not only works on pregnancy marks, but also helps get rid of stretch marks and scars on the legs.
Speak to a dermatologist
Discuss your options with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Let the doctor examine all your scars and place your risks and benefits of the various treatments before you so that you can decide the best course of action.
To flatten the scars, you can opt for steroid injections. If your scars are sunken, filler injections will be given. Other techniques that can give good results include dermabrasion, surgical excision and laser resurfacing.
A popular treatment that women opt for is chemical peels. A chemical peel done under the guidance of an expert can help reduce scars on your legs dramatically. A dermatologist will apply the peel that is nothing but an acid. This will peel the upper layer of your skin and a new layer will begin to form within 24 hours. This will eliminate the scars, but may need more than one sitting.
This age old remedy can take care of just about any scar. Cocoa butter helps repair damaged skin and promotes the growth of fresh new skin. Not only does it give you skin a toned look, but also helps greatly in scar reduction. So, what do you do? Simply lather generous amounts of cocoa butter on the affected area and watch the scars fade within a few weeks.
Vitamin E lotions
Vitamin E is very effective in removing scars, so always look for this ingredient if you are buying commercial lotions. Apply the lotion to your scars and gently massage it into your skin using soft and firm circular motion. A lotion rich in Vitamin E will moisturize your skin and eliminate scars naturally.
One of the best home remedies that man has ever known is none other than lemon juice. Lemon juice has bleaching properties and gently exfoliates dead skin, making way for the growth of new skin. Cut a portion of a lemon and apply it on your scars. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with water. Do this every day till the scars vanish!
Aloe vera is rich in antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory properties. To use aloe vera, extract the gel from the leaf and apply it on the scars on your legs. Once you apply it, massage the gel into the scars and let it stay for 30 minutes before you wash it off. Do this twice a day and by the end of the month, you will find your scars fading significantly. If you cannot get fresh aloe gel, you can try aloe vera lotions that are easily available at most pharmacies.
Honey is a natural moisturizer that can do wonders in treating scars on your legs. Simply apply some crude honey on the scars and let it sit for an hour. You can also mix a tablespoon of baking powder with honey and apply it on the scars. For better results place a warm towel after application of the paste. Let the towel, cool off and then wash your leg with water.
By combining natural treatments and effective methods, you can see a reduction in the visibility of scars. Your age notwithstanding, you can significantly lighten or eliminate your scars without undergoing expensive procedures.
Whether you have black spots on your legs, or scrape and stretch marks that don’t go, these simple tips and remedies will help you banish them for good.