Stretch marks are among the most prominent and distinct scars that appear on the skin. They’re quite common and aren’t all that easy to get rid of either. These scars appear when the middle layer of the skin, the dermis, is stretched beyond what it can withstand. A pregnancy puts you at the greatest risk […]
Want To Get Rid Of Your Scars? This Guide Is For You...
Cormac McCarthy, one of the most distinguished American authors of recent times, had something insightful to say about scars. It went something like this -
Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.
Now while that’s a romantic way to think about my scars, let’s be honest - sometimes it just feels a lot better to not have them there in the first place.
And that’s where scar removal creams offer an inexpensive but undoubtedly effective method to rid you of the scars caused by everything from acne, a pregnancy, keloids, burns and even surgery. But that’s where it gets slightly complicated, selecting the best cream isn’t as straightforward as it should be. That’s where I can help.
Now I can’t guarantee that the treatments I recommend will definitely work for you, anyone who does claim a guarantee is just lying.
The promise I can make though is to offer you sound advice based on my own experience with scars, more treatments that I would ever admit to, and a whole lot of research along with reviews submitted by scores of other readers like yourself.
Let me get one thing out of the way before anything else, there isn’t any one cream that will get rid of each and every kind of scar out there. No, some creams work better on acne scars, others do wonders with those left behind by keloids, and then some creams do an incredible job when applied on scars caused by burns, injuries, chicken pox, surgical procedures, stretch marks, and so on.
The Top Scar Removal Creams
So please let this be my disclaimer to you - please take the time out to read through what I have to say here before buying a scar removal cream. Together we’ll figure out the cream that has the best chance of working against your particular kind of scar(s) costing the least amount of money while working as fast as possible.
I can almost promise that it’ll take a few weeks, maybe even months for your scars to disappear completely. It’ll keep getting lighter with every passing day, but it will not disappear completely within days. Do NOT fall for scams that promise you results within days or any specific period of time. Everyone has different kind of skin which means that it’s almost impossible to guarantee results within a set period of time. The creams we will be discussing will work, but it’ll take time and some patience.
Sounds good? Great!
|Best Scar Cream For:||Product (Click for more)||Results & Effectiveness||Avg. Customer Reviews|
|Acne Scars||Dermefface FX7|
|Stretch Marks||Trilastin SR|
|Keloid Scars||Dermefface FX7|
|Injury and Surgical Scars||Revitol Scar Cream|
The most important point to take into account while buying an effective scar cream is to remember that a topical cream or solution is not going to provide instant results. It’ll not take days, or even a week or two.
It took me a year and half to get rid of my stretch marks after the birth of my munchkin Jamie. That’s right, a full 18 months. That’s around the time it took for me to get rid of my C-section surgical scar as well. Sure it kept on getting better everyday, but it did take that long for them to disappear completely. My acne scars on the other hand only take a few weeks as long as I’m regular using my cream.
I have a friend who has these really prominent acne and keloid scars which disappeared within 60 days without any sign left behind. Like I said before, it works differently for different people - it might take longer or a lot less for you. Despite this disclaimer, I want you to know that whichever recommendation you end up going with, it’s proven to work. I have absolutely no doubts about that and neither should you.
So let’s get started on our search for the best scar removal cream for you…
I’ve rated the scar creams below based on their overall effectiveness which includes factoring in the kind of scars they work best against, how fast they begin showing results, the ingredients and whether they come with any side effects, the price, and of course taking into account the feedback from all of you who have been kind enough to submit your own reviews.
So how is a scar formed in the first place and is there a way to avoid it? That really depends on the type of scar.
For example, you can definitely avoid stretch marks by applying Trilastin SR soon after you start showing your baby bump. Acne scars on the other hand can be a lot trickier unfortunately since there’s no real way to avoid them except not scratching and messing around with the acne.
Not all people share the same type of skin which is why different types of scars require very different treatments. Let’s go over them now…
Pimples and acne are an unfortunate part of growing up. It can be disconcerting and downright embarrassing. Now if you’re an adult and still suffering from breakouts every so often then take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone - I suffer from the exact same problem.
Also known as atrophic scars, they’re caused by significant damage to the collagen, fat or other tissues below the skin. They’re actually similar to the marks left behind by chicken pox, everyday injuries and even some small surgical procedures.
So which solution will work quickly and without any side effects against those stubborn acne scars? Look no further than the Skinception Dermefface FX7 which is in my humble opinion the best acne scar cream there is.
In case you want to learn more about this treatment I would suggest going through my in-depth Dermefface FX7 review.
Okay, this is the big one - stretch marks. Notoriously difficult to get rid of and almost impossible to avoid if your skin is built a particular way, stretch marks have been the most difficult scars I’ve had to get rid of after the birth of Jamie (my all-too-adorable two year-old).
First things first, let’s get one thing straight - you can avoid stretch marks and it’s as simple as being regular with applying a cream like Trilastin SR. Getting rid of them is another story altogether and I’ll just get to that in a bit.
Contrary to popular belief, stretch marks aren’t only restricted to pregnancy - even teenagers, bodybuilders, someone who drops or gains weight suddenly are all susceptible to developing these tears in the skin to appear.
The only way to avoid them altogether is to start applying an ointment early before your skin starts stretching. While I didn’t know about Trilastin SR back then, I’ve had friends who have totally avoided them with this cream. My Trilastin SR review goes into greater detail about how it helps avoiding and even getting rid of stretch marks old and new.
Yes, that’s right, Trilastin works wonders to remove these marks as well. It’s the very same treatment I opted for and is without a doubt the most economical solution to get rid of stretch marks without spending a bucketload of money in the process.
Sure, it took a good 7 months for Trilastin to remove my stretch marks but given its low price I can’t really complain much. I keep coming back to being patient with the treatment you decide to adopt because I get emails from a few readers complaining about how a particular treatment didn’t work for them. On that note, feel free to send me an email on [email protected].
In my experience the number one reason why any of the creams I’ve recommended don’t work against a particular kind of scar is because people seem to give up too early. A scar that took weeks, if not months or years to form isn’t going to disappear overnight using a cream. The only way to do that is to opt for an expensive cosmetic procedure which I at least can’t really afford so topical gels and ointments are the way to go for me.
Surgery and Injury Scars
Undoubtedly the most common type of marks we all experience comes from injuries in day-to-day life. They’re typically flat, pale and form as a result of the skin trying to heal itself.
So while you might see the skin appear red and raised while the wound is healing it tends to even out and blend in over time. Now if you’re lucky this process goes by unnoticed without any intervention whatsoever. However if you have uncooperative skin (like I do), you need to start using Revitol as soon as possible.
Coupled with the 3-months return guarantee this is definitely my number one choice for dealing with injuries and other small everyday scars before they become permanent. That said, Revitol works wonders with old scars as well - that’s something I can personally vouch for.
With a concoction of all-natural ingredients this is the number 1 choice for anyone who has sensitive skin who wants to get rid of scars of any kind be it from acne, small surgical procedures and other injuries.
The natural ingredients found in Revitol also means absolutely no side effects. You can find out more in my Revitol scar cream review.
Odds are that each and every one of us have a few of these scars. I honestly didn’t even know what they were called before I decided to start working on this blog.
Keloids are usually raised, shiny and quite noticeable. Look at the photograph below and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
The worst part about keloids is undoubtedly how there really isn’t any way to avoid them - you can’t know which scar will become a keloid, it’s like they have a mind of their own!
Getting rid of such scars without spending a lot of money can be difficult as well. Ointments can only do so much when it comes to such scars, but there are a few that I personally swear by.
Number one on my list if definitely the Skinception Dermefface FX7 which has personally worked wonders on the one old keloid scar I used to have. I would go as far as to say that it’s the only topical treatment I know of that can actually get the job done when it comes to keloid scar removal.
Take a look at my Skinception review if you would like to know more about my take on it.
In case of any questions, doubts, or if you're confused about which treatment, gel or ointment to pick feel free to hit me up on [email protected].