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Best thing to get rid of scar left by blister on leg (with pic)

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notasgreenasiamcabbagelooking Fri 22-Apr-16 20:54:20

Just before Christmas I got a mystery blister on my leg which turned into some kind of ulcer. Doctor had no idea what it was and it cleared up but I've been left with this scar which is about 1 cm in diameter. It's quite red and obvious and I'm conscious of getting my legs out. I live in a hot country so am really keen for it to fade asap. I know I'll have to put high spf on to stop it getting any worse but if anyone has any other suggestions I'd really appreciate them.

MrsEricBana Fri 22-Apr-16 20:55:37

Bio Oil good for fading scars.

scotsgirl64 Fri 22-Apr-16 20:55:43

try bio oil.....great for scars

Cheshireblue Fri 22-Apr-16 21:17:43

There is a cream you can buy to help with scarring. It's not available on the NHS but the chemist can order it for your privately. It's about £50 but it works - I ordered it about 10 years ago to try and get rid of a scar on my then 4yr old DD's head. I can't remember the name but I'm sure the pharmacist will know. Dermatix springs to mind but I'm not 100%

notasgreenasiamcabbagelooking Sat 23-Apr-16 13:15:04

Thanks all. Will try the bio oil first.

PinkParsnips Sat 23-Apr-16 13:18:41

Yes to bio oil.
My DD fell and cut her eye badly enough to need glueing. We used bio oil and there is no sign of the scar now 12 months later.

creampie Sat 23-Apr-16 21:37:53

Try the retin A body oil from Niod. It's brilliant for scars

MrsLettuce Sat 23-Apr-16 21:50:54

TBH, the most important thing is to use a really good, high factor sunscreen on it for at least the first two year.
The gentle massage the area gets when you apply whichever cream or oil helps too. Time will do the rest.

Wolpertinger Sat 23-Apr-16 22:13:32

Avoid the sun on it like the plague. Time will do everything else.

Bio-oil makes you feel like you are doing something while your body sorts it out.

Pixie89 Mon 25-Apr-16 20:25:43

I scalded my leg quite badly with a cup of tea I dropped. It blistered and left a big scar. Bio oil worked wonders. I put it on daily once healed for a few weeks. I also used tea tree oil and aloe vera gel.

I have to be careful to keep it out sun though as it goes red again but on my usual milk bottle white legs it does not show.

TrionicLettuce Mon 25-Apr-16 20:28:55

Dermatix gel is amazing stuff. I used it after quite extensive breast surgery four years ago and most of the scars are all but invisible now.

ChinUpChestOut Tue 26-Apr-16 08:56:02

As well as using an oil, I would really suggest getting a referral to a dermatologist.

I have quite a bit of scarring on my feet and legs from surgery, and am sort of self conscious of it (sort of because on the one hand I 'earned' those scars, on the other hand, they do look a bit meah). On a recent unconnected visit, my dermatologist said she could definitely do something to improve the appearance of the scars, which might be also be the way forward to minimize the appearance of your scar. I haven't taken her up on it yet, I imagine she will use some sort of filler - can't believe I didn't think of this before. Just thought I was stuck with the scars.........(idiot emoticon).

burnishedsilver Tue 26-Apr-16 09:18:53

Bio oil did absolutely nothing for me, unfortunately.

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