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Getting rid of arm scars from self harm

  • santo
  • London, UK
  • 4 years ago

So.. when I was a teen I had a physical breakdown and I did something I regret a lot today - I cut myself. Now I've got around 20 different size scars on my arm, and I always cover it as I don't want people to look at it, ask questions etc.

As you can see on the picture scars aren't that deep as skin was cut with sharp razor. The biggest one is about 8mm wide and 5cm long. I was wondering what kind of procedure should I get to remove it, and what is the cost in UK.

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tell your Mom. Cutting is a form of stress relief for a lot of kids. Releases endorphins. Need to tell Mom so she can call and get you free therapy. You'll learn how to cope with anxiety and depression in healthier ways. Some kids learn to hold a cold ice cube when they have urge to cut...lots of solutions. First you have to reach out and tell parent, teacher, or best a school counselor. Good luck and God Bless
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CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME I CUT MY ARM BUT REGRET DOING IT I DID IT FOR STUPID REASON NOT THAT I WANT TO KILL MYSELF BUT TRIED IT BECAUSE MY UNTIES BROTHER DIED FOR DOING IT AND I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT IT FELT LIKE AND AM A AGE THAT IS REALLY YOUNG BELLOW 12 ND 13 THEY DIDNT BLEED THEY ARE NOW JUST RED PINKISH AND I REALLY DONT WANT TO SHOW MY MOM SHES GONNA THINK AM TRYING TO KILL MY SELF BBUT AM NOT AND MY MOM IS ONE OF DOES MOMS THAT YELL ALOT SO I REALLY DONT WANT TO TELL HER OR SHOW HER . MY CUTS ARENT THAT BAD THERE NOT SO LIKE CUT REALLY BAD BUT WHEN I TOUCH THEM I FEEL BUMPS ARE THEY BAD I PRAYED TO GOD TELLING HIM TO PLEASE GET RID OF THEM . SO SOMEONE PLEASE HELP AND I STILL HAVE SCHOOL WHAT IF MY TEACHER OR SOMEONE SEES THEM AM JUST SO SCARED AND DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO CAN SOME PRETTY PLEASE HELP ME !!! AM IN NEED
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first you are young and you accept the problem and that's the main concern , second the scars will take time to get better , to start try scar creams , but vitamin e and coco butter , almond oil and olive oil 4 times daily , time zone 6 month to one year to become better , about your mother yes she will be angry and with time she will see them and she will get angry and you have to program your self that you will get that out of your system her anger is out of fear for you and your futures but she will she that to you ,I am a mother ang gave my daughter a hard time , just to make sure she don't do it again , I even montered her body for few month and even she needed psychology care to figure out why she did it , your main problem is the school if the kids or teacher sees it they will give you hard time , hard enough that my daughter had to change school as they started to avoid her and group around her back , so try to keep it hidden the first 6 month , from friends and teachers , also the sun as it will be very obvious if it get exposed . as for your mother choose a good time in few weeks and start talking about your cousen who died , and ask her about him , then tell her exactly what you said here , and tell her you did not know it will leave a scar , be brave face it first
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Nobody should be angry at you. It helps to speak to someone, i spoke to a doctor first as they didnt pass any judgement on me :)
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I think Plasty means Lorena Oberg Skin Clinics in London. They are very well known for these sort of treatments.
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Apply lemon juice on the healed scar and vitamin e oil twice a day ur scar wil fade soon ..
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Hi
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Coconut oil also helps
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Lemons contain alpha hydroxy acids(AHA) which help to remove dead skin cells, help new cells grow, and bring back some elasticity to the skin. As a natural bleach, it can help lighten scars. @angelicamason, i've heard invicible is pretty effective on scars. It's hypoallergenic , you can try it
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Hi, this is a late reply but thankyou you have all helped me so much, I have scars on my arm from self harm from about Easter time and now they have got a tan and blended in but still darker than my natural skin, so if I use lemon juice on my scar would that make them more noticeable as they turn pinkish??
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Hi, i want rid of my scars. Had a few from self harm which reduce me to tears when i see them. I desperately want a quick fix so i can move on. I've been trying bio oil which has helped a bit but takes some time. Hope this helps.
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Oh. Surgical treatments are risky but can work as well. I always recommend non surgical ones. Have you tried any topical treatment on it so far? Invicible is a great product but it would obviously take time infact, any ointment would take time to heal them as the cuts are deep
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I want to try invicible for my self harm scars. I wish it works out for me too.
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Hello, I realize this is a very old thread, but if anyone sees this I need a reply.. My dad has found cuts on my calf, and I've been trying to get rid of them, as I don't want the rest of my family to see them as well. They have now become light pink scars, and I have been using vitamin e oil every single day.. But I can't wear shorts in gym, and I can't wear capris outside, and I can't wear baggy pyjamas.. Please help.. I need a solution that doesn't cost a lot.. Because I just don't want my dad worrying anymore.. And I want him happy again.. I need him to feel secure that I won't hurt myself.. I need them goneee!! Please help me!
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Hey!!! Don't panic! I think I can help you! My mom discovered I cut my leg when I cut too deep and I was passed out in my room. I had cut my arm in Feb. but she doesn't know that. I've been desperately looking for home remedies! But what I've been doing is applying lemon juice on my scars for about a week now, and they are turning a pinkish! So that's good...i hope! Lol. But I also put Palmers Stretch Mark remover cream...I'm not positive that will work but stretch marks are basically scars, and the cream removes them, right? That's all I know so far! Ill leave another comment when I find more home remedies! Good luck! Stay strong&i hope I helped!!!
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Hi! It's me again! Ok so I just found this at livestrong.com!!! Exfoliate your scars every day in the shower. Use a mild exfoliant, such as a loofah sponge or liquid scrub. Rub the scar with firm but gentle circles. This removes the top layer of skin, encouraging new skin to grow. Moisturize your whole body afterward, focusing on your scars. Step 2 Apply a deep-healing moisturizer such as shea butter, cocoa butter or avocado butter to your scars three times per day. Massage the lotion into the scar for 5 to 10 minutes, encouraging blood flow to the area. Avoid scented or watery lotions. Step 3 Apply an over-the-counter scar treatment ointment such as vitamin A cream, vitamin C serum, vitamin E oil or alpha hydroxy acid. Do not apply more than directed, as an excess of any of these ointments can cause skin irritation that leads to deeper scarring. Different types of scars require different types of ointment. If you have a dark discoloration, alpha hydroxy acid might help lighten it. If you have a white discoloration, vitamin E oil might help treat it, though preliminary scientific studies do not uphold this claim.
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Again...it's me....I'm probs annoying but I really want to help you! I know what you're going through! TRY COCOA BUTTER!!! Basically everywhere I look it says cocoa butter!!!
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! ONE OF MY VERY CLOSE FRINEDS CUT HERSELF A FEW TIMES AND MIND YOU REGRETS IT AND HAS STOP BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE DONT JUDGE HER ONCE THE SEE IT. ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU !!!
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lemon juice??? wouldnt that burn
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only put it on scars not fresh cuts! make sure the area is completely healed before you put the lemon juice on
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Mederma helps. Vitamin e should help! I also try to exfoliate my skin in the shower. Just rub your skin with the loofah in a circular motion! Fresh lemon juice is supposed to work and so is olive oil! And lastly try honey. Either leave it on covered for a few hours or leave it on for about 20 minutes then rinse it off! Hope this helps! Good luck!
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thank you sooo much for posting this. I self harm badly and am trying to stop but I have soo many scars that I need to keep covered which i preventing me from being able to do the things I love. I'm really hoping this clears them up so I can get back to these things soon. A gain thank you for posting this. It should be a lot of help!
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"scars are tattoos with better stories" -unknown author im posting in hopes that this thread can become active again with advice and encouragement. i personally am looking for relief from the itching and pain some of my scars produce when touched (even just from air/water movement across them). however, my scars are almost completely located on my upper right thigh (with the exception of one on each wrist, which i chose to have tattooed to camouflage them- i got inked over a decade ago and am still loving this solution: but only for this specific location on my body). they vary in ages from 10+ years old to embarrassingly younger ones. the older have flattened out and lost redness, but those in the more recent years (1-3 years old) are raised, red, sensitive to touch, and very friggin stubborn. ive tried all the OTC creams, gels, oil, and other solutions ranging from mederma to insanely expensive serums; all resulting with no relief from the itching, fading in color nor smoothing out. surgery is not an option, financially, for me at this time; also, i would much prefer an organic remedy. i would be lying if i said the appearance of them was not a concern of mine (beach season is returning so fast it seems), but i hope to develop that strange "pride" some enlightened souls have found in their scars (easier said than done). my biggest concern is how to "desensitize" the scars that cause the most physical discomfort... have a good tip? fire away! thank you in advance, and also a thanks to all those who have had the courage to share their personal stories on here! .namaste.
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Anyone here aware of invicible scars? I want to try it on my injury scars. Heard it works great. Please let me know your views
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