Since it’s in such a visible spot, people often ask me about the scar on my wrist. It’s a keloid, a type of scar that continues to “heal” itself. Aside from just looking yucky, it can also get itchy or painful as the skin tightens. Keloids tend to be more common in those with darker pigments but people that are super light can get them too. These can develop from wounds or from surgical incisions and the ways of treating keloids is limited.
I happened to have had a ganglion cyst that was removed on my wrist. Sadly, I ended up trading that bump for a keloid scar. I had a feeling that would happen as I also have one on my back from a zit gone wrong. Cortisone shots are an option if the keloids are really bad but those hurt a ton (a family member used to get them every so often). They can also be surgically removed but it’s possible a new one will just form in its place. In my case, they’re just something I have to deal with.
I was sent a few tubes of ScarAway to try out. The idea of putting silicon on the scar to make it less noticeable is not something new to me. Years ago I did research on this and even tried out these silicon pads. The problem with those was the fact that they were difficult to keep on and that the adhesive used contained latex, a product I’m allergic to.
ScarAway is a thick liquid that’s to be applied in a thin layer and left to dry. This is to be on twice daily. On the packaging, it says that a minimum of 30-60 days is needed. Also, since these are old scars, they’ll likely require even more time to be affected.
My scars seem to be lightening but the difference is very slight. However, I have only been using ScarAway for a couple of weeks and not as much as I should be (crazy busy lately). So, I am hopeful ScarAway will help but more time is really needed to see if it works. I’ll let you know how it goes in a couple of months!