Conservative management of scars at home
Recently I was asked about home remedies for scars. I usually don't suggest any. Some of my patients describe the benefits of certain types of oils. I do not promote or recommend the use of any particular type of medication on settled scars. Also, I do not caution them against the use of any particular oil.
But there is a definitive role of certain conservative measures that can help improve scars. They are not advised in all cases. The effect of these measures should be understood by those using these. They should be carried out as per the guidance of the treating doctor. Some of the commonly advised measures for scars include the following,
Certain other non-surgical measures are carried out to help improve a scar. Examples would include laser and intralesional injections. But these are carried out by a doctor. Even though home remedies may not have many roles for optimizing scars, certain conservative measures are frequently advised. Most of them help in scar remodeling.
I like to keep it simple.