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At-Home Remedies for Scars

Often, unsightly scars remain on the skin after an injury or after an operation. Laser treatments like PicoSure® reduce their appearance, but there are at-home remedies you can consider first. 

Our knowledgeable health care team offers urgent care as well as services like tattoo removal, skin revitalization procedures, and scar treatment. Scar treatment specialist Dr. Xiaobin Li uses state-of-the-art PressureWave™ technology to heal your skin at the cellular level. 

The talented professionals at Everest Urgent Care work together to create comprehensive care plans to ensure you can promptly return to your normal routine while looking and feeling your best. 

With two convenient locations in Havertown and Darby, Pennsylvania, our skilled providers use cutting-edge methods to ease pain and discomfort. This includes scar treatments using innovative PicoSure laser procedures. However, if you aren’t ready to commit to laser treatment, there are ways you can help heal your scars at home.

Healing at home

Scars can result from injuries or burns, among other things. As you heal, scar tissue replaces the healthy tissue that was destroyed. The right wound treatment can prevent significant scarring, and many large scars such as burns are corrected with the help of lasers or surgery. Even minor injuries like some skin diseases or acne can leave scars. 

Some home remedies can help soften existing scar tissue or prevent scarring. In general, the earlier you begin an at-home treatment, the sooner you’ll see scar appearance improvement. There are plenty of ways to reduce the appearance of old scars, as well.

Scar care remedies

They won’t totally go away, but some at-home remedies for scars can make them lighter over time. Simply apply them directly to your skin for scar relief.

Coconut oil

You can cook with it and rub it into your skin. Coconut oil stimulates the natural healing process of the scarred area and makes the wound more elastic. This reduces scarring. Plus, coconut oil has an antibacterial and antiviral effect that protects against possible infection.

Honey

This sweet sticky substance works great on scars because it’s a natural moisturizer with antibacterial properties. It’s shown to enhance new tissue growth and stimulate the removal of dead tissue.

Aloe vera

The spiky tropical plant contains several ingredients in the leaves that improve the skin’s appearance, especially when treating scars. The aloe inside the leaves softens the scarred tissue and reduces inflammation of the area. It also has a deep moisturizing effect, which nourishes the skin and improves its overall appearance. 

Potatoes

Using a potato as an at-home remedy for scars might sound bizarre, but science proves that this starchy side dish really does help. Potatoes have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that aid the healing process and reduce the size of the scar. Its vitamins and minerals revitalize the tissue and help protect it from bacteria and viruses.

If at-home remedies aren’t enough

Our highly trained experts use PicoSure® laser treatments at Everest Urgent Care to reduce the appearance of acne scars and more.

PicoSure works by encouraging the growth of new collagen and elastin, creating a smooth surface. Treatments are discreet, fast, and there’s no recovery period, so you can return to work or home right away.

Sometimes a scar leaves permanent emotional and physical wounds that an at-home treatment can’t fix. If you’re suffering from embarrassing scar tissue, we can help. Call the office nearest you to make an appointment today. You can also send us a secure message.

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