Whether your scar caused by glass is new or old, there are certain treatments that can help minimize the appearance of depressions, lines, spots, and nicks in your skin. Some treatments are natural remedies, and other treatments are medical in nature, but there is a remedy for every type of scar. If you scar is fresh, then you have a great opportunity to treat it now while the skin is still healing itself. Results are better for newer scars, but even older scars can benefit from some types of treatments.
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Minimize the Appearance of Scars
See a dermatologist about getting a microdermabrasion treatment on your scar caused by glass. It gently sands away the surface layer of your skin to make the scar less noticeable. This is especially good for small, older scars. The doctor may also suggest collagen fillers if your glass scar is deep.
Purchase a skin care product that contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). It is one of the best scar removal treatments available over the counter. Any drugstore will carry AHA products. The ingredients in the product will exfoliate the skin and increase cell turnover, which speeds up the rate of skin repair. Over time, your scar will become smaller and less apparent.
Rub a natural oil on the scar, like jojoba, Vitamin E, or raw coconut oil. Keeping the scar hydrated is key to minimizing the appearance of it, plus the oil will increase skin elasticity. This is good for fresh scars that are still in the process of forming.
Wear sunscreen over your scars to prevent discoloration. A self-tanner will also help to blend in the scars with the rest of your skin.
Laser therapy is another good option for glass scars that are deep or numerous. They resurface the skin to make it very smooth.
References and ResourcesNatural-homeremedies.com: Home Remedies for Scars
Yourplasticsurgeryguide.com: Laser Scar Removal
Modernmedicine.com: New Laser Technique