How to Fade Leg Scars

How to Fade Leg Scars

The legs are often the parts of your body that see the most damage, especially if you are a very active individual. From sports injuries to simple, everyday bumps and bruises, there are many ways you might end up with scarring on your ankles, skins, knees, and thighs. It may also be a little more difficult to allow injuries on your legs to heal property, as regular daily activity can open up healing wounds or lead to more damage. That can, in turn, increase the visibility of potential scars.

It’s easy enough to hide visible scarring on the legs most of the time, as you can wear jeans, pants, or leggings to keep them covered. However, with warmer weather and more skin exposed, you might be looking for a solution that will fade leg scars so that they are not overly noticeable.

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The first and most important thing to remember is that the newer a scar is, the easier it is to minimize its appearance. Ideally, you should begin caring for an injury – any injury – during the healing process. This includes even minor injuries such as scrapes, as the skin on your legs may scar more easily and noticeably than the skin of other parts of the body.  Keeping your wounds clean will help prevent infection, as an infection can increase of the scar that remains. Also remember to be careful of the clothing that you wear during the healing process while you are letting an injury on heal, as tight clothing can lengthen the time it takes for the injury to heal and can make scarring worse.

Once an injury has completely healed, or as reached a point where topical treatments are safe to use, you can begin treating it with a scar treatment that contains Vitamin C in order to begin fading its appearance. To use a scar treatment, be sure that the area of the scar is completely cleaned prior to application. Gently massage the scar lotion into the scar, ensuring that the entire area is covered. You’ll see dual benefits of the massage and the scar lotion as the massage will help soften the scar tissue and the treatment will help to flatten and fade your scar. You should do this twice a day.

Beware home remedies and drugstore scar treatments that claim to provide instant results – if it seems too good to be true, it probably is! Stick to products that contain aloe, Vitamin C, licorice root extract and dimethicone silicone.

Lastly, when out in the sun with your legs exposed, always wear a braod spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. UV rays can permanently darken your scar.

Do you have a question about your scar? Leave us a comment and we’ll be happy to answer.

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  2. I have a lot of scars from self harming on my lower arms. It is probably not quite a year since somw. 1 arm is worse than the other. ! inparticular is quite raised and gets very itchy and feels tight. Will this product help. Is it available in Australia?

    • Hi Tennille, we ship internationally via our website and it should help you to fade the scars. Did you read our post on self-injury scars? That will have some helpful information for you. Itchiness is part of the healing process unfortunately, but anti-itch cream may be able to help you. With the scars being raised, are they becoming keloids (overgrown beyond the original injury) or hypertrophic (just raised, but not overgrown)? With the silicone in our product, if you use massage daily on your scars, it should help to flatten them a bit.

  3. Aishwarya says:

    I have some scars on my leg
    I had this inner hair growth problem and I used to remove them by which I got ( big ) scars….
    Can I use lemon juice ????
    Please help

  4. Kyla Franklin says:

    I am a very active person and have a lot of scars on my legs and cannot seem to fade them with scar lotions…

    Do you have any other suggestions to how to fade them?

    • Hi Kyla, have you worn sunscreen (SPF 30+) on your legs daily? The sun’s rays will darken scars and make using a scar cream counterproductive. We’d recommend including sunscreen in your daily routine (applying more frequently when sweating/swimming), as well as a scar cream, such as InviCible Scars.

  5. Hi I’m Lexi and I have a selfharm scar on my upper thigh I was wondering how to make it go away?

  6. i have a lot of scars in my legs .i dont know what im going to do .l cant wear short because of that scars.please help me.

  7. Hi Teena, InviCible Scars can help with fading the purple dots. It’s available on Amazon US, UK, DE, and FR.

  8. Hello my name is John i have an eight year old daughter that has hypertrophy scar on her legs due to fire burns and skin grafting when she was five years old. I really need your help on what to use now that she is growing up. Don’t want her to suffer low complex. Please help.ASAP

    • I’d have her see a specialist John. Silicone sheeting would be the first step but takes quite a commitment from a child. As she gets older, laser therapy may be an option. Best to see a laser specialist with experience in burns to get an opinion.

  9. Babychukwu says:

    I am chocolate colour in complexion and I have a burn scar which is light coloured on my legs. Please help me on how to darken it to my skin colour, its really embarrassing.

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