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How to Get Rid of Scars

Scars can be embarrassing and unsightly, but there are steps you can take to reduce their appearance.


  • Step 1: Use silicone gel Apply silicone gel or sheets to scars. Over time, silicone can fade the appearance of scars.
  • TIP: Silicone sheets can be washed and reused.
  • Step 2: Apply cocoa butter Massage cocoa butter into the scar tissue every day. Massaging the scar helps it to fade.
  • Step 3: Eat well Treat your skin well by eating antioxidant foods and by cutting sugars and starches from your diet.
  • Step 4: Use alpha hydroxy acid Use alpha hydroxy acid treatments that strip off dead skin to reduce the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles.
  • Step 5: Use onion extract Apply onion extract gel or products that contain it to the scar tissue. Onion extract helps reduce inflammation and scar appearance.
  • Step 6: Research other options Consult a dermatologist to see if steroid injections, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, or other procedures are right for you.
  • FACT: In 2008, 31 percent of American women and 20 percent of men said they would consider plastic surgery now or in the future.

You Will Need

  • Silicone gel or sheets
  • Cocoa butter
  • A healthy diet
  • Alpha hydroxy acid
  • Onion extract gel
  • A dermatologist

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