what treatment or surgery can fade or hide self harm scars?

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by lilella44, Sep 6, 2008.

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  1. lilella44

    lilella44 Well-Known Member

    i've finally stopped cutting my arms for good! ( i think)
    because its getting towards summer i desperately want some way to disappear my scars. i know you cant totally get rid of them but i just want my arms so that no one can see the scars and stare or look at me strange.
    i went to see a plastic surgeon the other day and he said there's not much he can do for me. the only thing he suggested was balloon surgery, where they place a balloon sort of thing into your skin, which stretches the skin, and then they pull that skin over the scarred skin. but that would severely disrupt my school life and sport as its done over 3 months, and its not like id want to go to school with my arm all puffed up.
    then he suggested this new product called microskin. these specialists look at your scarred skin and skin colour and create this sorta spray on skin to cover your scars. they give you a years supply and each spray lasts a few days. problem is, this is only in brisbane and new york ( i live in adelaide, australia), so id have to fly to brisbane with my dad to get it, but id have to wait till holidays which is in like three weeks, and its already getting hot!

    i've tried bio oil and dermatix but had no success with either, as my scars are quite deep and there is a lot of them.

    sorry for the long rant, my point is - does anyone know of any surgery or treatment i could get for scars?
    laser is not an option because my scars are too bad for that.
  2. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

  3. lilella44

    lilella44 Well-Known Member

    thankyou so much!
    that has been so helpful.
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