03 April 2013 17:00 | By Denise Ngo
10 ways to get rid of your scars

10 ways to get rid of your scars



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Text: Denise Ngo

If there’s condition women hate universally, it’s scarring. Scars form when the body produces collagen to patch up wounds in the dermis, resulting in the wound being a different colour and texture than the skin surrounding it once it heals. If the body produces too much collagen, a raised scar appears. And if there’s damage to the fat or the muscle beneath the top layer of skin, a pitted scar will appear.  So sure, scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process, but that doesn’t make them any easier to bear.

While the worst scars cannot be removed completely, there are tons of ways to improve their appearance. Read on and decide which suits you best – we’ve included an array of treatments, including home remedies, cosmetic procedures, and products that you can buy at your local drugstore.

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