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Scars on My Face, What Should I Do?


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Facial scars can be the most distressing over any other scar, highly visible and often confidence destroying.  There are things that you can do, such as avoiding sunlight and keeping the wound clean when it is healing, to help your skin to scar as little as possible.  Facial scars of all degrees are very common, often occurring after acne or chicken pox or as a result of an accident or surgery.  Facial scars are the most commonly treated, and there are many ways to do so depending on the type of scar that you have developed.

Covering up facial scars

Make-up is the best way to cover up any scars that you may have on your face.  There is no way to cover up a facial scar by other means, as you might be able to on different body areas.  Skin camouflage can produce excellent results on the face, and can make a scar almost completely invisible to others.  There is no way of removing any scar completely, but the make up can blend it into your skin. 

Treating Facial scars

Some facial scars will be eligible for surgical or laser reduction through the NHS.  Although you are likely to have to wait for this, it is possible that you can eventually have free treatment that will help to minimise your scar and restore any confidence lost through it. 

To start with it is a good idea to try creams to reduce your scars appearance, although if these aren’t making much difference you may wish to try other treatments such as chemical peels, Beauty Salons or punch incision, depending on the type of scar.  Your GP or dermatologist will be able to give you advice about any facial scars that you may have on your face, beauty technicians might also be able to offer guidance and treatments in spas or clinics across the UK. 


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