How to Remove Scars From Stitches

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Scarring is part of the healing process. Instead of normal tissue that previously existed in the region, scars are composed of fibrous tissue. The scar is noticeably different in texture from the skin around it. Usually, the size of the scar is directly dependent on the amount of dermis damaged. As of October 2009, no procedures will completely eliminate the appearance of scarring. However, some remedies will reduce the scars so that they are barely noticeable.

Remove Scars From Stitches

Give the scar some time to heal. The scars left from stitches are relatively small, and they will usually fade with time if the sutures were done well.

Rub cod liver oil, vitamin E oil, onion extract, cucumber and lemon juice or aloe vera gel on the scar. These will speed up the healing process and prevent the scar from deepening.

Buy an over-the-counter cream to treat the scar. Mederma and ScarEase are a couple of commonly used ointments to treat scars.

Ask your doctor about steroid injections, which have been proven to flatten and soften the appearance of some scars.

Tips & Warnings

  • Other treatments are available, such as surgery, z-plasty, skin grafting, radiotherapy, dermabrasion and collagen injections. However, these treatments may worsen scars from stitches, which are usually smaller than scars left from surgery.

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