• Question: If You Have A Appendix Scar (For Around 5 Years), And Feel You Very uncomftable And Want The Scar To Go.... Is There A Possiblity That It Can Go? Or Will It Stay Forever? Plus If You Want To Get Rid Of Spots Quickly How Would You, ( Without Using Any Products To Prevent Them From Coming.) An How Could You Get Rid Of Their Mark'S?

    Asked by shazzy545 to Sarah, Tim, Tom on 24 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by sjay.
    • Photo: Sarah Thomas

      Sarah Thomas answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      Well I had surgery on my right hand in March and I have quite a big scar. I’ve been getting physiotherapy so that I can use my hand again and write and things. The physio gave me some advice about my scar. He said it is not like normal tissue because it’s so stiff and tight, but you can make it behave more like normal tissue if you massage it on a regular basis. You can use normal moisturiser or special stuff called “Bio Oil” which is supposed to be really good for scars.

      An operation scar will never properly go away because they are so thick and deep, but massaging it should make it more flexible and softer so that you are more comfortable.

      Spots are caused by bacteria and dirt getting trapped in your pores. So I suppose the best way to get rid of them would be to kill off the bacteria – so I guess you want to use an antibacterial cream or natural antibacterial like witch hazel or tea tree. Mraks from old spots will fade really quickly, because they are so superficial (don’t go deep into your skin) so most people don’t get any scarring. But I’d recommend that you use a light non-oil based moisturiser so help prevent scars and keep your skin really nourished.

      If you are really worried about spots or if you are getting them on other places of your body like the chest and back, you can go to the doctor and get medication for them.

    • Photo: Tom Crick

      Tom Crick answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      Good answer by Sarah; I’ve also heard that Bio-Oil is good for scars.