It is rare to find someone who never had a superficial knee wound. When we fall, we instinctively protect our head and torso with hands and knees. Because knee wounds are considered to be a minor injury and usually less painful, we often can still walk or even run. Unfortunately, the constant movement will slow the healing process down and make scar tissue more likely to form. Scar on knees can affect you appearance, especially if you’re a woman.
Scar removal is a complicated subject and there are a number of ways to remove your scars. There are a few different methods to choose from natural treatments, laser treatment to scar reducers.
It is a fact that old scars on knees will never heal, however you can prevent the scar formation on a recently-healed area. There are many natural treatments that can help to reduce old scars and eliminate new ones from your knees. Herbal treatment and home remedies are generally safe and have no side-effects. You can try these methods before trying other treatments.
Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis): This is a rich source of vitamin C; you should apply it immediately on a newly-healed area on your knee to limit the formation of scar tissue.
Cucumber (Curcumis sativus): You can apply a cucumber paste on a relatively new scar and leave it overnight. After a few applications, you’ll notice that the treatment can also smoothen old scars out.
Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis): It is a commonly used home remedy to treat residual scars on all parts of body, including your knees. The aloe vera juice can act as natural bleach; apply it on your knees every night before you go to sleep.
Vitamin C is important to speed up the healing process and it helps to close your wound. Vitamin E is also essential in making wounds on your knees to heal quickly. Wheat germs, oilseeds, eggs, and nuts are rich in vitamin E. Obviously; vitamin E is more effective when the wound is still healing to limit the development of scar. You should eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Protein-rich food is also important for removing new scars.
- Open some vitamin E capsules. Smear the oil or the powder onto the new scars; this will help to smoothen the scar out. You can also mix the vitamin E with aloe vera juice, for better results. Apply it several times a day.
- Apply some honey on the new scar and leave it overnight.
- Apply tea tree oil onto the new scar and rub it. Do this several times each day, new and small-sized scars may vanish in 3 to 4 days, if you have larger scar, this method can reduce its size.
- Make a green tea, dab it onto the new scar using a cotton swab and massage is slowly. This will also help to reduce the size of your scar.
- Rub an ice cube onto a new scar. This is a very simple home remedy and can help to treat new, small scars on your knee.
- Olive oil is traditionally used to remove scars. Rub it on a new scar and massage it a few times each day. The scar will eventually disappear.
A trained professional will direct a laser beam on the knee scar and the surrounding area. The highly focused light energy can remove the outer skin layer and give it a fresher appearance. The removed skin layer will be replaced slowly and the scar will appear more even in texture and color. The laser treatment can also stimulate the collagen growth under the skin layer, Depending on the severity; you may need to undergo a number of laser treatment sessions.
You should be aware that not everyone is a good candidate for laser treatment. People with fair skin get more benefit than those with dark complexions, you should also consider the fact that knees are darker than the rest of your body. Also if certain skin disorders such as psoriasis or dermatitis affect your knee skin; you are disqualified from laser treatment.
You are not allowed to take a number of drugs after getting laser treatment, so ask the dermatologist before receiving the treatment. Anyone feeling self-conscious or concerned about a prominent scar on their knees should consult an experienced and certified dermatologist to know whether laser treatment is a good solution. Laser treatment may not be able to reduce the scar size, but can give a clearer, smoother skin. Although this technique is not for everyone, if you meet the criteria, you can easily make your knee looks better.
They can be used on many parts of your body including your knees. Many OTC products are advertised on the TV and you can find them in the local pharmacy. They contain silicone and may significantly reduce the size of a new scar. On the other hand, you can also diminish the appearance of old scar with these products. It’s preferable to choose skin reducers that are made from natural ingredients such as italidiones, rose hip seed oil and helichrysun. However, if you believe that they offer minimal results, you can choose those that contain silicone.
You can find many silicone-based scar treatment products. Silicone sheets may reduce the size and thickness of knee scar as well as reducing the redness of newer scar. Silicone sheets can be cut to fit and they have adhesive, which make it easier for you to use them, especially on troublesome areas such as knees. After regular use, you’ll notice a number of positive results including softer and smoother scar tissue and better tissue elasticity, leading over time to better improvements in the scar discoloration and hypterophism.
Collagen is a natural protein produced by our body and higher collage collagen production can lead to better tissue regeneration. However, the healing process is often uneven and it causes the scar formation. Using silicone sheet over a new scar can maintain the moisture level on the scarred area. The effects can be seen quickly and after three months of consistent treatment, you’ll get permanent result.
The unsightliness of scar on the knee affects almost everyone and it may make you feel uncomfortable, especially if you’re a woman. Therefore, it is important to immediately treat the scar while it’s still new, as it you have a better chance of removing it completely.