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Is it possible to remove injury or marks naturally without using any cream or gel? While waxing a chunk of skin came out of my arm now its been 3 months but its mark is still there . Is there any way to make my skin as it was? It was light in the beginning when the skin came out then it started started healing and now there is a dark mark and it looks slightly pressed since the skin there is gone.

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  • I accidently created that account and tried to merge but i dont know the profile link of the othe account i dont knw how to open that account too . – Shona May 29 '16 at 20:14
  • Where on the arm is it? Maybe you can have a tattoo build around it? – ott-- May 29 '16 at 20:50
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  • Yes its on arm . If it doesnt go then i can think of doing tattoo . – Shona May 29 '16 at 21:40
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This is a minor problem and can easily be remedied in less than half-an-hour.

The tendency of the skin to darken with injury is referred to as "marking."

As long as the skin is darker than your normal skin colour it is a relatively easy procedure to lighten the skin pigments using an intense pulsed laser by a dermatologist, skin treatment specialist, or a cosmetic surgeon. The specific wavelength of laser that is used has been used successfully for many years. It is not a new concept. The laser is very superficial and its effect is almost immediate. It is a painless procedure. A short (probably free) consultation visit to the doctor's office will confirm this.

  • The skin that is not there can be normal too ?? – Shona Jun 1 '16 at 6:01
  • This answer is NOT correct and is very unecessary. A dermatologist who does not need (or want to scam your money) will confirm this. Give it time to heal. A visit to a doctor office (like I wrote below) will confirm there's nothing to worry about but if you are, you should seek medical advice, and not online. – user3791372 Jun 1 '16 at 18:34
  • @Shona - The laser that is used for pigmentation is not what is used for sculpting which is a bit trickier (time consuming, longer healing, more expensive, etc.). Normally, a cosmetic surgeon will suggest filling a slight cavity such as a wrinkle or other depression. Your issue may not need anything at all. – Stan Jun 1 '16 at 20:02
  • I should take medical advice . Thank you for helping . ☺ – Shona Jun 2 '16 at 7:01
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In short, no. However there things you can do to help it heal.

  • Keep it moisturised.
  • Sunlight. Sunlight in moderation will help provide the energy to help it heal. Excessive sunlight is bad for the skin.
  • Time. Skin is constantly falling off - heck, inside most dust is human skin, so give it time to heal. We all heal at different speeds.

Despite this, 3 months is a long time though - are you anaemic? Your age is important here as we heal fastest when young. Stop smoking, and stop drinking alcohol as they reduce the oxygen around the body meaning your skin receives less. Don't seek medical advice on the internet though.

If you are really concerned then speak to a nurse / pharmacist.

  • Yes a bit anaemic . It makes a difference ? – Shona May 29 '16 at 21:43
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    Anaemic people don't heal as quickly as others. Just relax, you will notice it 100x more than anyone else. – user3791372 May 29 '16 at 22:53
  • I would agree with user3791372's comment. You are way more likely to see it than anyone else. In the past I have had black heads on my FACE and no one else noticed them, but they looked huge to me. – a25bedc5-3d09-41b8-82fb-ea6c353d75ae May 30 '16 at 7:38
  • @a25bedc5-3d09-41b8-82fb-ea6c353d75ae Yeah thanks 😊 – Shona May 30 '16 at 17:07
  • This answer is NOT correct. See a dermatologist who will tell you it is reversible. – Stan Jun 1 '16 at 5:13

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