I have around 50 scars on my left forearm, around 10 scars on my right forearm, 8 scars on the bottom of my right leg and one scar on the bottom of my left leg, all self-inflicted, I don't regret doing it at all, I currently suffer from depression, and seeing the scars when I'm down (pretty much 3 times a day I start crying at least) makes me want to do it again, however, now its coming upto summer I get too warm wearing long sleeves all the time, and I wish there was a quick-fix way of making these red/pink scars fade in as little time as possible, as I get down thinking about the fact that I can't wear short sleeves because I worry about what people will think. I know I should have thought about that before I did it, but after doing it on my arms I didn't care about what people thought, and now I do. Does anyone have any ideas about how to fade these scars as quickly as possible? I'll try anything.
I have had several areas where I had a burn or scrape and after using the "Scar Serum" from the Dr Max Powers website, they virtually disappeared. Very little scar if any and it is very soothing. I highly recommend it for burns or cuts, it really makes a difference.
Cutting scars don't have to be a painful reminder of the past. Laser treatment is the best solution to remove cutting scars safely and effectively. The depth and severity of the scars will determine the length of treatment, but you can significantly (if not completely) improve the appearance of such scars.
i cut myself and have for about 8 years, not all the time but i have many times over the span of the last years. my scars are really dark and detailed in some places and people have looked at them weird and asked me about them, even strangers. i dont like the scars and theyre really obvious when i wear shorts or a bathing suit or dress, everyone can see them on my legs and theigh, but i have to accept they are there and that life goes on. i use scar zone lately and i think it helps a little bit, if you use it enough.
I feel for all you guys. I'm going to try the Vitamin E capsules and see how that goes.
I have never been a cutter. I'm now 38. I had just decided that I've had enough with life (especially an ex wife back from 2006) and went in the bathtub with a bottle of Jaegar and went nuts. The outcome: About 600 stitches or so on numerous levels. Two huge cuts up each arm from wrist to elbow, both arms. And a good 5 cuts on each wrist.
It's super embarassing to me now and I do wear long sleeve shirts. I work on computers for a living so it's hard to say why I had never worn long shirts and all of the sudden, I do.
This all happened back in April. I'm through the worst of it but I have some really nasty scars. I've documented everything so hopefully, one day, I can find a competent surgeon that may help. But this is just step one, to know that there are others like me that just it bumps once in a while.
Oh for the arms, it wasn't stitches at all. 60 staples up each arm. I still have little holes where they went in.
Vitamin E, looks like it's time to start. Mederma didn't help this mess much.
i embrace mine... after all its surviving the battle with self that made me who i am now, from time to time people do ask me how i got them, and i tell them they dont wanna know. sometimes if they do, and i feel they can handle the truth, i tell them the truth.
happy second life ex cutters... enjoy your day! enjoy the little things.
My wife and me have been using the same product for about a year now. She's got some scars and sretch marks from pregnancy and I have a lot of them from bodybuilding. You can get results even AFTER the scars appear. In our case healthy lifestyle + a lot of vitamins may also have an effect.
The product is Deteria's natural arbutin serum.
I recommend trying before even thinking of surgery...
I got an infection on the top of my foot from a bicycle accident. I scraped it on the sidewalk when I fell, and then it became a really ugly scar that was really dark. Then a friend was telling me about how she got rid of scar on her face from a mole removal. She tried a bunch of cheap creams, like the stuff you get at CVS, but it didnât really work. Then came the expensive stuff, like $90 for Dr Muradâs Essential C Renewal. Vitamin C is great for the skin, so I spent the money. Thereâs a less expensive cream that has vitamin C, but you can only buy it online. I did, and I found that Invicible is a first rate. I now make my kids and even my husband use it.
I am 14, and I just recently started. I did not realize how it would affect me and my family members. So I stopped immediately, since my moms friend told me how it doesn't fix anything. I thought it did for awhile, but then I realized I'll have these forever and I go to school and where long sleeves. And Im so ashamed and embarrassed. I never cut deep, or thick. Just small scratches to make myself bleed and hurt.
Will they be there forever? Or can I do something to make them less noticeable?