How to get rid of a scar? Plus pictures of my spider bite.

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
2091 posts
Buzzing bee

Mederma works well for getting rid of scars, but even it takes time to work. Honestly I think this scar would go away on its own with time, but Mederma could speed up the process (though it still might take weeks or months)

If you’re worried about it because of your wedding or something, I think you’d probably be better off using makeup or self tanner to cover it instead of trying to quickly get rid of it

Post # 3
18636 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I never had much luck with Mederma.  Most of my scars look a lot better with time but they still look a little pinker and shinier than the surrounding skin.  I will keep an eye out for any new ideas here!

Post # 5
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Years ago, I had a little success with those scar silicone sheets. I believe I used the Neosporin brand. Since you wear them for a few hours, it’s more consistent than rubbing Mederma (but I also used that as well). The scars don’t look as raised or pink/dark anymore, but they’re still there so your mileage may vary.

Post # 6
2432 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Just wanted to say, OUCH! Do you know what kind of spider bit you? That looks really painful.

Post # 8
2548 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

BakerBee16:  When I had a nasty spider bite I used a combo of mederma & coco butter lotion (but I got vitamin e pills and poked them & poured maybe 4-5 in my lotion). It worked ok, but it took a while (I used it daily / twice daily for at least 6 months) and you can see the indent it made in my skin (white indent similar to chickenpox scars) but no redness or brown scarring…. BUT I scar and bruise really easily & my pale nearly translucent skin doesnt help anything so I knew it would take forever to go away. 

Edit: my mom swears by strivectin, but she uses it for stretch marks & acne scars. It’s pricey though- maybe you could try to find a sample size and see how it goes? She used mederma before and said the strivectin is amazingly quicker… 

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Post # 9
40 posts

Now I’m freaked out, I suffer from severe arachnopobia!

So far I never had to deal with any kind of scars but my mother had a bug bite that got infected from scratching and left a really ugly scar on her face, she visited a dermatologist and he said it would go away on it’s own, he told her to apply something to make the scar less visible while it healed, I don’t know how it’s called, it’s like foundation but it’s made to be used in scars, it causes absolutely no harm to the skin as far as I know.I don’t know the specie that bit you, I’ve found some weird spiders in my house though, they freaked me out so much I had to take a picture of one to have it identified, apparently it is a false black widow, the guys who saw the spider are specialists in these sort of things and said it’s not particularly dangerous but I’ve read so much horror stories about people getting bitten in bed and I’ve found three in my room recently, I’m so scared of getting bitten during sleep.

Post # 11
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

If creams and lotions don’t work for you, how about a tattoo to cover it?? It may be good to turn it into something positive for you 

Post # 12
4692 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

They say it’s important to keep scars away from the sun- wear a bandaid or heavy sunblock because if you tan the scar it will never fade!

Also, Vitamin E oil worked for my appendicitis scar!!

Post # 13
8915 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve used vitamin E with some success, it might be worth a try.

Post # 14
358 posts
Helper bee

Sorry – but nothing over the counter will work – not even Mederma…sorry folks!  (I had a very detailed converation with my dermatologist re: Mederma)

The only fool proof way to treat scars is laser.

Post # 15
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a very visible scar that’s gone down very well with mederma as well as always putting high SPF sunscreen on it. Scars and sun don’t mix. 

My surgeon said it’s mostly genetics and your skin type that determines how it heals but he also said mederma and vitamin e (maybe?) help. 

Fwiw, yours looks pretty faded in the pics so people may not notice as much as you think 😉

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