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Many a times due to accident or due to some medical reason one needs to get operated upon. Operation involves cutting of skin layers to remove the unwanted growth under it. After cutting, or after the accident, the wound is stitched. Stitching is done using a thread. During earlier times the thread used was again cut and removed after the wound healed. These days dissolvable threads are being used. This type of thread dissolves while the wound heals. The stitch marks using these threads are less as compared to the earlier methods.

Any technique may be used still stitch marks are visible during the earlier days and start fading slowly with passage of time due to natural healing process of the body. To get rid of the stitch marks, both surgical processes and home remedies are helpful. The following can be tried:

Massage of the affected part using some light vitamin and mineral rich oil will help. After the wound has fully healed slow massage of the affected part of the skin for a few minutes will help. This can be done at least twice a day. Once in the morning and the second time before going to bed. With massage the blood flow will improve so will the supply of oxygen. As a result of this, the healing process will hasten up. Whenever you find time at your work place, you can dry massage the area with fingers. Ensure to properly wash hands before massage.

Exfoliation involves removal of dry skin from the surface, so that new skin develops. Exfoliation can be done using a soft brush or exfoliation scrub. Certain medicated creams are also available to help exfoliation. These should be applied after consulting your doctor.

Dermabrasion is a medical process of removing the upper layer of the portion of the affected skin. This is done with the help of special equipment. Using an instrument, the upper layer of the skin is peeled off so that the new healthy skin replaces it. This process of appearance of new skin takes a long time and special care has to be taken during this healing time.

Laser treatment is the latest addition to medically remove scars from the face or some other part of the body. Using a laser gun the damaged skin is removed and scars tissues are burnt. After this new skin tissues start to appear. This treatment should be got done from an expert and may require a number of sittings.

Certain home remedies like application of face pack of lemon, honey and yogurt can be tried. This will slowly help lighten the scars.