How to Get Rid of Mosquito Bite Scars

By LeafTV Contributor

If you have sensitive skin, you're likely prone to mosquito-bite scarring. One or two scars might not be a big deal, but if you're covered in marks, here's how to get rid of them.

Applying lotion
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Applying lotion

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is a popular and highly effective remedy for reducing many types of scars. Massage it into the scars every day and they will gradually fade. Even if the scars don't completely disappear, the cocoa butter improves their appearance.

Vitamin E or Aloe Vera

Vitamin E and aloe vera can improve scar tissue, and ultimately fade the scar. In addition, both products soften and moisturize the skin.

Scar-Treatment Creams

There are several products on the market for getting rid of mosquito-bite scars. Visit your local pharmacist and inquire about available remedies. Products such as Mederma are available at local drug stores and effectively fade old and new scars.

Visit a Dermatologist

Minor mosquito-bite scarring can be self-treated with over-the-counter products, but if you have several dark, unsightly scars, make an appointment with a dermatologist. They can prescribe a medication, or recommend surgical procedures to remove scars.

Prevention

The best way to deal with ugly mosquito-bite scars is to avoid them. If you're prone to scarring, spray bug repellent before going outdoors and keep your arms and legs covered.