After the wound has healed somewhat, applying things to promote healing such as aloe vera, avocado oil, calendula flowers, castor oil, cocoa butter, comfrey, honey, plantain, and shea butter, are all allies to treat and prevent scars. Keep using these after the scab has gone. Avoid heavy pore clogging creams, synthetic fragrances or harsh cleansers. Scars are best treated when they are newer, but calendula and castor oil and plantain have even helped old scars. Scars can take from several months to two years to heal. AHA peels or laser resurfacing can help reduce any scar that is persistent. Avoid getting lots of sun with a wound that has the potential for scarring as it can render the scar more permanent. Picking at scabs can cause scarring that might not have occurred otherwise.
If there is a potential for a scar, consume foods rich in beta carotene, E and B complex. Especially good are apples, apricots, cucumbers, millet, rice, rye, apricots, and sea veggies, vegetable juices of diluted carrot, celery, endive, lemon and pineapple can be consumed.
Vitamin E both internally and topically is a favorite remedy for preventing scars. Taking alpha lipoic acid, zinc, C and bromelain internally may also help prevent and treat scar formation.
Use a salve containing vitamin E, aloe vera, calendula, plantain and castor oil. Good essential oils that help heal and prevent scars include frankincense, geranium, lavender and neroli.
Homeopathic remedies for scars;
Causticum is best for deep scars, old injuries that still feel sore.
Crocus helps heal old wounds that still open.
Fluoric acid benefits old scars that become red around the edges, and also for keloid scars.
Graphites can help minimize old hard scars.
Kali iodatum is the remedy for scars that are the remains of small boils on the face, scalp, neck, chest and back.
Lachesis is a classic for scars that bleed and break open easily.
Phytolacca is used when all else fails.
Silicea helps scars that remain from boils or ulcers as well as keloid scars.