Reducing appearance of scars?

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    Oct 29, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    I have a nasty vertical scar on my abdomen from 2 intestinal surgeries I had when I was 16 years old (about 6 years ago). It starts maybe an inch above my belly button and extends down below the waistline, ending just above the pubic area.

    I had a really good surgeon, so he did the best he could and the scar isn't THAT bad. I have an olive skin tone and some hair on my belly so that kind of makes it less noticeable. But I am pretty self-conscious of it, and I'd like to do whatever it takes to make as un-noticeable as possible. I recently bought Mederma Scar Gel...any experiences with this? If there's anything else anyone can recommend, please share.
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    Oct 29, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    Topical treatments never worked for me. Time and Photoshop did.
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    There's a surefire way to make it completely invisible.

    Put your hand over it.
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    it's part of you, don't worry about it, i'm sure no one else that counts will.
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
    Microdermabrasion, silicone scaring sheets and silicone scar gel, will all help fade the scar over a several months, if used diligently.
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    Don't do anything. I love when people have awesome scars. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    _SAGE_ saidMicrodermabrasion, silicone scaring sheets and silicone scar gel, will all help fade the scar over a several months, if used diligently.

    This is about all you can cost effectively do.

    Also, saying screw it to the world and knowing that even with a scare your still you, your still human, your still here and your still living life.

    Who gives a shit it's a scar!!

    We all got them
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    I wouldn't worry too much about it. Believe me, I won't turn down a hot guy just because he has a scar. Embrace it!!! It's manly!!!!
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:30 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    _SAGE_ saidMicrodermabrasion, silicone scaring sheets and silicone scar gel, will all help fade the scar over a several months, if used diligently.

    This is about all you can cost effectively do.

    Also, saying screw it to the world and knowing that even with a scare your still you, your still human, your still here and your still living life.

    Who gives a shit it's a scar!!

    We all got them


    The only scars I have.....are in the inside....icon_cry.gif
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    I've got plenty of scars, and though I still should be buying watches and concealer to hide them for the eyes of others, they tend to disappear when my persona comes out. I'm not into hiding my scars anymore, cause they don't have power over me. I have a past. "Fuck you, if you don't like me cause of it", is the attitude I've got, and the one you and everyone else who has to deal scars of the mind and body should have. Own your body, its shortcomings, flaws, imperfections, mysteries, beauties and strengths; before your body owns you.
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    Oct 29, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    A dermatologist and a laser!
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    Oct 29, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    Cocoa butter each night before bed. NEVER expose the cocoa treated skin to sunlight (can stain the skin when react with sunlight).

    I'm talking from personal experience. Used to have a HUGE scar from the neck, coming up across the jawline and ending near my ear. Couple months applying the cocoa butter and it was gone.

    Nothing is lost trying and it is quite unexpensive. On the worst case scenario your skin will be extra hidrated icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 29, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidThere's a surefire way to make it completely invisible.

    Put your hand over it.


    Haha, that's a great idea!
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:03 PM GMT
    Scars are part of who we are and what we've been through. My last 2 scars remind me of how lucky I am to still be here and I wouldn't try to do anything to change them.
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
    This stuff worked well for my sis as a topical treatment.

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    Oct 29, 2012 1:17 PM GMT
    Although I haven't tried it, I know several people that love growing and using the Aloe plant. One even used it for a scar on a surgical scar on the face and it amazed everyone, even the doctors. As far as i can tell, you can't see any scar at all. Its almost like growing a little cactus and cutting open the leaves using the clear fluid inside as a cream.
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    something else to consider - getting a tattoo on the area of your body you want to "cover" icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 29, 2012 10:32 PM GMT
    Mederma.

    Plastic surgury may be needed if the scar is really bad.
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    Oct 29, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said

    The only scars I have.....are in the inside....icon_cry.gif


    I told you to use extra lube, babe.
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    Oct 29, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
    I sliced my forehead open last summer. After a few stitches, it left a pretty big scar. I used something called 'Bio Oil'. You just rub it on twice a day. After a few months, the scar completely disappeared. The bottle cost less than ten bucks and when mixed with patience, gave me incredible results.
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    Oct 29, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
    Depending on the scar, I think they often look sexy on a guy. They give a more rugged appearance. If you're dead set on trying to get rid of it, I've heard of good results from Bio Oil. If it's severe though, cosmetic surgery is your best bet.
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    Oct 30, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    i wish i could get rid of stretch marks on my ass.
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    Oct 30, 2012 12:07 AM GMT
    whatever3009 saidi wish i could get rid of stretch marks on my ass.
    Fill them in with muscle! Squats, lunges, and booty plumping exercises!
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    Oct 30, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    For tiny, minor scars I've found success with liquid Vitamin E and cocoa butter. For a major scar though, I've no viable working suggestions.