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Though scars can occur anywhere on the body, they are often most noticeable on the face. If you have scars on your nose, there are various treatment methods you can employ to minimize them. Older, larger scars are more difficult to treat than fresh, smaller scars. You can, however, generally improve the appearance of any scar via regular treatment. Be diligent in your treatment regimen, and you will see significant improvements in the scars on your nose over time.

Wear sunscreen on your nose daily. The sun's rays further damage your skin, preventing it from healing properly. The sun will also darken scars, often making them more noticeable. Protect your skin by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF level. If you'll be outside for long periods of time, wear a wide-rimmed hat as well.

Massage the scars daily. Regular massage can significantly improve the appearance of scars as it breaks up scar tissue and improves circulation. With better circulation, essential nutrients and blood can more easily reach the area to nourish it.

Apply bleaching cream to fresh, red scars. This will help lighten the scars so they better blend with surrounding skin. You can find over-the-counter bleaching creams at most drugstores. You can also get prescription-strength bleaching creams from your doctor.

Use scar-treatment cream on your nose scars. Available in most drug and beauty-supply stores, this cream gradually fades your scars. Generally, you must apply the cream twice daily for at least 12 weeks before seeing results.

Try silicone scar-treatment sheets. These sheets are available in most drugstores. Place the sheet over the scar and leave it there for the specified amount of time (generally a few days). When you remove the sheet, your scars should be less noticeable. Since the nose is a small area, you can cut the sheets down if necessary.

Get chemical peels. Chemicals will be applied to your nose area that will burn away the top layers of skin. Once the skin heals, your scars will be lighter and less apparent. Usually, a series of chemical peels is needed to fully treat scars.

Consider laser therapy. Laser light effectively breaks up scar tissue and removes scars. Depending upon the severity of your nose scars, you'll likely need multiple sessions. Since lasers encourage collagen production, your skin will look firmer and younger after treatment.