Home Scar Treatment

Reducing scars at home may be easier than you think. Home remedies for scars are usually sitting right in your own kitchen or bathroom. Many items you use every day for other things are really effective in treating scars and preventing them from progressing. If you’re suffering from some unsightly scars, you may want to try one of the following home remedies:

Vitamin E

Many people often have vitamin E sitting around in a medicine cabinet. It comes in gel capsules to take internally as a supplement. These can be broken open to squeeze out the oil. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can nourish and feed the skin. If used early on in wound healing, vitamin E may help prevent scarring, when used often during the day. Vitamin E can also help promote growth of new healthy skin cells, leading to glowing, gorgeous skin. When you massage vitamin E oil into the skin tissue, it encourages the dead skin cells to slough off and new cells to grow in their place.

Baking Soda

Scar Treatment At HomeYou can make a paste of baking soda and water to exfoliate the skin. When you exfoliate, take off the dead skin cells to reveal a fresh new layer of skin. This process is very beneficial to scar healing. Baking soda helps scars appear flatter, reduces inflammation, and alleviates redness. Exfoliation is very effective in treating scars, but use caution because it can cause dry skin. After using baking soda twice daily, make sure you apply a good moisturizer to the area.

Olive Oil

Everyone has a bottle of extra virgin olive oil in the kitchen, and it is good for more than just sautéing. Olive oil is also a common ingredient in skin care products such as cosmetics, moisturizers, and soap. The monounsaturated fatty acids in olive oil have many benefits to the body and skin. Take a tablespoon of olive oil, and dab it right onto the scar tissue. Massage it in gently, then cover it with a hot washcloth. This will steam in the olive oil to the area and soften the scar tissue. You can also use olive oil to moisturize your skin after you exfoliate. In addition to the home treatments mentioned above, some people also try the following:


Microdermabrasion is a popular type of skin treatment that can now be done at home. It uses a small machine to manually exfoliate dead skin cells. This can help remove scar tissue and regenerate skin cells. This needs to be done over several months to reduce the appearance of scars. Don’t exfoliate more than once or twice a week in order to avoid severe dryness.

Scar Treatment At HomeAfter microdermabrasion, it is very important to moisturize. Moisturizers must include high amounts of vitamins A, C, and E to help the skin produce collagen. You can buy a personal microdermabrasion kit for use at home. For larger scars, you may need to have this professionally performed.

Laser Removal

Laser removal is performed by a certified professional, usually in a dermatologist’s office. Your doctor can help you decide which laser treatment is best for your type of scar. Many people actually prefer this type of medical scar removal because the laser is more controlled than a scalpel. Smaller appearing scars are easily treated in just a few minutes. Laser treatments are very expensive and can cost over $3,000, but the price depends on the location and size of the scar.