How do I get rid of this scar before the wedding? (pic)

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@engleman10513:  Ouch. Sorry that happened to you. I went to a plastic surgeon RE a scar and I was told that anything they could do to reduce the appearance would happen naturally on its own anyway (which it did). Perhaps what you have won’t scar…it is still really new and could heal right up. I have had some bad cuts that you can’t see any evidence of. Polysporin usually works for me, and I know they have scar cream (Mederva? sp?) but this doesn’t look like a scar yet.

Post # 4
1584 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@engleman10513:  OMG! That looks so painful! Do you think it’s actually going to scar, or is it just a deep bruise. A deep bruise should be long gone by October. Agree with @MrsPanda99 about using a cream to help the healing process.


Post # 5
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think Miderma makes something for scars, otherwise just don’t pick at it. Everytime you pick a scab you risk making the injury deeper into the dermis of your skin. Superficial injuries to the dermis do not scar, but deep ones do. I don’t know how deep of a cut it is (whenever you bleed you’ve injured the dermis), but picking at it increases the chances of making it worse.

Post # 6
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

DON’T PICK!!!  Put lots and lots of sunscren on it if you’re going to be out in the sun.  Those are the best pieces of advice I have!

It may be worth it to check with a dermatologist.

Post # 7
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  mederma.

have you tried mederma? supposedly it works pretty well. anyway, it couldnt hurt.

Post # 8
3731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@engleman10513:  Ouch! Keep it moisturized. That will help to minimize risk of scarring. Don’t pick or scratch at it, no matter how itchy it gets. I would suggest either Vitamin E oil, Bio Oil, or Tarte’s Maracuja oil. My mom has had amazing success with some marks on her arms with using the Tarte Maracuja oil.

Post # 9
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have put Argan oil (you could use plain vitamin E oil if you can’t find Argan oil) on cuts/burns before and they have healed nicely without leaving a scar.

Post # 10
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Vitamin E oil is supposed to help with scarring. I’m sorry that happened to you, but hopefully it will be faded enough by your wedding to not be a big deal.

If anything, a makeup artist will always be able to cover it up.


Post # 11
2642 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d suggest vitamin E as well.

Post # 12
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

OMG! I hope you’re feeling better, that looks like it hurts. Go to a plastic surgeon or derm if you can. Until you can get an apointment, 

Put Zinc (or a zinc based sunscreen at the least) on it when you are in the sun—even driving in the car or going for a run.

Also, get Vitamin E gel pills—cut them open and put the get right on the cut.

Post # 13
3514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh no!!! Looks painful! I have heard wonderful things about mederma! Check it out

Post # 14
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Uhm, I hope you made some calls to the town about that construction crew. That’s grounds for a safety inspection.

Don’t play with the cut – don’t pick it or rub it. I’d suggest putting a light layer of coconut oil on it every night – it’s been helping my cuts heal a little faster (they tend to get too dry to heal properly). When the scabs are gone, try to massage it gently in circles once a day to help keep the scar tissue at bay.
You can keep using the coconut oil on it after the scab’s gone – it’s good to have moist skin around a cut but not good to keep the cut itself moist.

I use coconut oil because it absorbs into my skin eventually. Every time I use Neosporin, the cut stays too moist and half the time I get an infection. No fun. :/

The good thing is that it’s in a spot where your skin is moving more (as opposed to mine, which are mostly on my legs), so the movement should help keep it from scarring too badly – it looks pretty shallow.

Post # 15
3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BrooklynWife: +1

I had facial surgery as a teenager (large birthmarks removed as they were changing) and my plastic surgeon told me to always use zink paste if I was going to be in the sun. I followed his recommendations for the two first summers, then just using strong sunblock. I know the scars are there, but most other people won’t even notice. 

And I would look into getting that construction site into trouble, someone created a real danger there!

Post # 16
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@engleman10513:  Looks to me like its just an abrasion which should heal up nicely on its own.  I would think in 3 months you should have nothing to show for your unfortunate accident.  If you do I would think it will be small and easily covered with make up.  Try Kat Von Dee tattoo cover.  I’ve heard great things about it for tattoos and scars or birthmarks that brides want to cover for their big days.

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