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How To Get Rid of Eczema Scars

Eczema is a condition that causes dry, scaly patches on the skin of varying sizes. The symptoms vary from person to person and some people may not even know they have it until the rashes start appearing.

Scars caused by eczema (also known as post-inflammatory scars) are usually flat patches of discolored skin that can be itchy or burn when touched. These types of scars can make the skin feel rough, which makes it difficult to tell if there is another rash coming up on the surface. It can be a result of the long-term inflammation and scratching of the skin.

There are a few ways to get rid of eczema scars:

Use a scar removal cream: There are a few different types of scar removal creams available over the counter. The most important thing to remember is to use sunscreen if you are using this type of cream, as it will make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

See a dermatologist: If the scars are severe, or if you have other skin conditions that you would like to address, you may want to see a dermatologist. Dermatologists can offer skin bleaching creams, which would help to soften the skin and can reduce scarring.

Dress wounds with Vaseline gauze: This helps to prevent the skin from sticking to the band-aid and can speed up healing by providing moisture that is trapped against the wound, helping it heal quickly.

See a plastic surgeon: If you need more drastic treatment, you may want to see a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who specializes in lasers. Laser therapy is effective for treating many types of scars on the body. Before choosing this method, make sure you will not be pregnant in the next six months, as some lasers cannot be used on women who are pregnant.


Apply Aquaphor onto an eczema rash: If you are experiencing itching, try using this product to help protect the wound from other irritants that could cause it to become inflamed.

See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for Fraxel treatment: This laser therapy stimulates the body’s natural healing process to repair skin that has been damaged by scarring. It is recommended that you use sunscreen on the treated area for at least six months after treatment.

Use a TCA peel on severe scars: A TCA peel is an acid that can be used to resurface the skin, which causes it to regenerate more quickly. Be careful when performing this type of treatment, as it is considered more aggressive than using laser therapy or skin bleaching.

Try using a bleach bath if your symptoms are mild: This type of bath is made with salt water and chlorine bleach, which helps remove dead skin cells and make it easier for your body to regenerate new ones. If you do not experience any relief after trying this treatment then see a doctor about a prescription-strength treatment.

Try using a cortisone ointment: Such as triamcinolone, if your eczema rash is causing you a lot of pain and discomfort. This type of cream will reduce inflammation quickly, but should only be used on the affected area for up to three weeks.

Use a Derma roller to break up scar tissue: A derma roller is a device that can be used to puncture the skin, causing it to repair itself. This type of treatment is not for everyone, as it can cause discomfort and swelling, but it can be effective. Try this treatment at home before seeing a dermatologist for it.


Get an Acell treatment: An Acell treatment is a procedure that takes your blood and separates the growth factors. This part of the blood is then injected into your skin to stimulate growth. This has been shown to be effective for treating scars that are caused by burns or injuries, but it is quite expensive.

Use a topical retinoid: A topical retinoid helps to soften the skin and can reduce scarring as a result of inflammation from eczema. Retinoids are derived from Vitamin A, which is available over-the-counter. This type of cream should be used at night only, as it makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight.

Use a Q-switched laser if you have a severe case of eczema: This type of treatment targets the nerves that cause inflammation and reduces or eliminates them completely in most cases. The process is relatively painless and takes several treatments over a few weeks before you will see results.

See an aesthetician: An aesthetician can help you with many problems related to eczema, including scarring. They can offer glycolic acid peels, which are similar to retinoids in that they soften the skin and reduce inflammation when used on a regular basis.

Do not scratch your skin if you have eczema: Scratching only causes more inflammation and can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, which can cause new scars.

Use an ointment that contains fluorouracil: to treat eczema scars that are caused by burns or injuries. This type of treatment is available by prescription only and is most effective when paired with other types of treatments, such as cortisone creams.

Do not scrub too hard when you are removing old scars: Scrubs can cause new scarring if they are applied too hard and cause too much damage to the skin. If you have a rough scaly texture then you should avoid using these products completely.

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Kesara Bandaragoda
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