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Old 14-10-2017, 12:01 PM   #1
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Scar removal

Has anyone got scar treatment by laser or any other means through nhs?
Having scars only makes me sh more as 1 more scar wont make a difference to 100s of scars i already have. Is it worth talking to my GP about?

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Old 14-10-2017, 09:15 PM   #2
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Most trusts offer scar revision surgery. However they may not be willing to offer it if you are actively SIING as you need to be a certain amount free as like you say you sh more if you see scars.

Unfortunately whatever option you go for there will be scars. It's not like it's replacing it with perfect skin. No option will give you perfect skin.

By all means talk to your gp but honestly you need to work on being many years free and learning to accept your scars without being triggered before any treatment can go ahead.

Laser removal is not currently available on the nhs and it may be not suitable for your type of scars. The only option is to go private which is very costly and may involve travelling a long distance as it's not available everywhere in the country.


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Old 19-10-2017, 01:23 AM   #3
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In my experience and I have Horrendous Scars from Self-harm, the NHS will always so no to laser treatment for anyone still Self-harming. But there is another way, skin make-up designed to cover serious scars, it was done thru the Red Cross linked into Mental Health Services, I had this 10 years ago. It's worth asking about.
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Old 20-10-2017, 01:39 PM   #4
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The Red Cross service isn't available in Northern Ireland or Wales so depending on where the OP lives it may not be an option.

Like was said they really need to work on being free first.



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