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.

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Sports Injury Scars and How to Treat Them

Sports Injury Scars and How to Treat Them

Heeding the advice of health professionals, increasing numbers of children and adults alike are getting involved in sports and fitness activities. The health benefits are great, but being active also comes with the potential for injury, especially when participants overdo it, don’t warm up properly, or experience falls or other types of accidents. The good news is that most sports injuries are easily treatable, and most people who sustain them are able to return to their full level of physical activity after treatment, whether that means slapping on a bandage and getting right back out there, taking a few days off to rest a particularly sore muscle, or recovering from surgery.

However, one of the lasting effects sports injuries can sometimes have are scars. Many sports injuries involve bones, muscles, or ligaments, and leave no lasting visible scars. However, some sports injuries involve cuts, scrapes, or other instances where the skin is broken – for example, an acute fracture where the bone pierces the skin. Because of the wide variety of types of sports and the unpredictable nature of accidents, sports injury scars vary tremendously and may involve any part of the body, including the face, and may range from barely visible marks to extensive, disfiguring scars.

Surgery Scars
When your sports injury involves surgery, the surgery will leave a scar behind. The first thing to do is prevent infection by following your doctor’s instructions for care of the incision site. Preventing infection is extremely important in minimizing scars, because infection can make healing take longer as well as worsening the final appearance of the scar, so keep the area completely clean. As soon as the wound is closed, you can begin using a scar treatment product that contains silicone as well as other natural and safe ingredients that have been proven to heal and fade scars, such as aloe vera, vitamins A and C, and licorice extract. Get back to your sports activities – or other physical exercise – as soon as your doctor gives the okay and you feel able, since exercise improves your circulation, bringing more oxygen to the wound and promoting healing.

Other Types of Sports Scars

Even if your injury is less severe and does not require surgery, you should still be sure to keep the area clean to avoid infection. Keeping the area covered is a good idea – not only during healing when this helps to prevent infection, but also later to protect the scar from the sun. Sunshine may be one of the most enjoyable things about outdoor sports, but it can darken a scar, sometimes permanently, so wear sunscreen or keep the area covered with clothing when you go outside.

As soon as your injury is healed enough that you can return to your sport or activity, do so, because the exercise will help speed healing and fading of your scar. Your scar treatment product should be applied directly to your skin, so put it on first, and once it’s dry, put sunscreen, makeup, or other products you want to use over it. With the right care, your sports injury scar can be much lighter, flatter, and in some cases, barely noticeable.

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