Have you ever found yourself wearing long pants on a hot day to cover up embarrassing scars on your legs? If so, you are likely not alone. Most people see a scar as permanent and irreversible as a tattoo. While it certainly can be difficult to fade or completely get rid of a scar, it is far from impossible. With advancements in the field of dermatology, and some inexpensive skin care products, you will be able to break out the shorts in no time.

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Exfoliate your skin once a week. Exfoliating can help lighten scars on your legs by removing dead skin cells and dirt that regular washing doesn’t achieve. You can find a variety of effective exfoliating creams at any department or drug store.

Massage your legs daily. The act of massaging helps to break up fibrous tissue and reduce the prominence of scars.

Apply cocoa butter with vitamin E to your legs daily. Both cocoa butter and vitamin E have long been praised for their ability to help fade and heal scars and stretchmarks. When applying cocoa butter to your legs, be sure to apply a generous amount and use moderate pressure to help break down scar tissue.

Get a laser treatment performed by a licensed dermatologist. While this is one of the most expensive methods of scar treatment, it is arguably the most effective and the fastest. Lasers for use on the skin break down scar tissue and prompt the skin to heal itself.


  • If you have scars on your legs that do not get any better after treatment, consider visiting a dermatologist to see if surgical removal is right for you.