Keloid scars occur sometimes when the skin has a large wound or a surgical incision. The body tries to repair the skin and forms a scar as part of the normal healing process in order to hold the skin tissue together. Keloid scars occur when the scar tissue overgrows, turning into a shiny, reddish or purplish smooth overgrowth in the place of the scar. If you want to get rid of old keloid scar tissue, you need not resort to expensive invasive treatments like cryotherapy, cosmetic surgery or laser rejuvenation. There are many home remedies for keloids on chest, face, shoulders and even those occurring due to ear piercings. The following remedies can help you flatten keloid scars naturally:
1. Tylenol tablets
One of the best remedies to get rid of keloids caused by ear piercing is to crush a few tablets of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and apply the mixture with some water to the scars. Do this diligently for 3-4 days and your keloids will disappear at least 95%.
2. Keloids treatment with tea tree oil
One of the best essential oils for keloids treatment is Tea tree oil. Apply the oil to the kelod scar tissue. (If an allergic reaction occurs, discontinue use). In case you are using very pure oil, you might want to dilute it with a bit of carrier oil such as Coconut/Olive/Sweet Almond or Jojoba oil. Apply the blend to the scar every day. Repeat application 3-4 times a day for several weeks until the scar lightens considerably.
3. Vitamin E
Vitamin E oil is very beneficial for healthy skin and one of its functions is to lighten scar tissues including keloid scars. Apply vitamin E oil to your chest, face or ear where the scar is. Repeat application 3-4 times a day. The scar will flatten eventually and also lighten in color. Internal use of Vitamin E can also help. Take up to 400 IU of the vitamin daily or eat foods rich in Vitamin E such as nuts, seeds etc.
4. Apple cider vinegar
Apply organic apple cider vinegar using a clean, sterile Q-tip or cotton-wool. Leave the vinegar overnight on the scar and cover up with a plaster or band-aid. Do this for several nights until the keloid disappears. This is one of the most popular home remedies to get rid of keloids on chest or ear piercing. You can also drink organic apple cider vinegar every day to fight inflammation which is the root cause of scars.
5. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide
Apply a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to the keloid scar and cover with a plaster adhesive. Do this regularly over the next few weeks to heal the scar tissue and fade it completely.
6. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera gel works only on recently formed keloid scars. Apply freshly extracted gel from the leaf of an Aloe plant all over the scar. Repeat several times a day to see results.
7. Lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil is known to work on all kinds of scars, burn marks, acne and keloid scars. Apply lavender oil directly, undiluted all over the scars on the chest, face or ears. Repeat 3 to 4 times a day over the next few weeks. The scars will fade and lighten considerably.
8. Homeopathic remedies for keloids
Use following home remedies for keloids:
- Causticum-Potassium hydrate. Recommended for old scars that become sore or crack.
- Fluoric Acidum-Hydrofluoric acid-This is one of the best remedies to get rid of old, itchy, sore keloid growths.
9. 1% Graphite keloid treatment cream
Apply a nightly occlusive nightly bandage with 1% graphite cream to the keloid scar. This home remedy can lighten and flatten scars fast.
10. Castor oil packs
Castor oil is a healing, soothing remedy that can flatten keloid scars naturally. Warm up some castor oil and massage it gently into the keloid growth on the shoulder, jaw, chest or earlobe. Repeat every night until the scar has faded completely.
11. Supplements for banishing scars
A strong immune system can help fight scars and give your skin a healthy glow it deserves. Apart from using the home remedies for keloid scar removal mentioned above, you must also take supplements as follows:Vitamins E, C, D and B complex which are important antioxidants that boost the skin’s collagen and elastin layers. Also take COQ10 enzyme which is very beneficial for healthier and younger skin. Take fish oil supplements (krill or cod liver oil) which give you a supple, smoother and softer skin.
In case of very deep, old or large keloids, you may want to consider surgical options like Cryotherapy, laser rejuvenation or plastic surgery. We hope the above remedies to flatten keloid scars naturally help you.