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Getting rid of scars: what works

From aloe vera to green tea, laser to skin needling, Dr A Bolin takes a look at what really works when it comes to minimising and treating scars. Some see beauty in asymmetry and unique traits such as scars.  Others obsess over symmetry as mainstream fashion norms and social media flood us with daily visuals where Photoshop filters out perceived imperfections. Scars are often overlooked and not considered an urgent medical issue.  However, they can be itchy, red, dry, painful and lead to a myriad of emotional disturbances such as insomnia, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety. This can lead to distress,…