Treating unsightly marks
Time heals…but leaves its mark; when this occurs on the skin, we call it a scar. Scars are essentially the result of any kind of deep damage to the skin whether it’s a burn, cut or abrasion. Scar formation is a natural and required phenomenon. We cannot escape scarring if we are alive. When the cells in a particular area are damaged the immune system is called into action which lays down a meshwork of protein fibers and promotes healing. In this way the wound is closed and held together, in other words a scar is formed in the place of the wound.
The problem is scars look ugly. However, there are several treatment modalities to fix them ranging from over-the-counter creams and gels to plastic surgery. These are easily amenable and quite effective as well. Then where shall my treatment be relevant? Homeopathy doesn’t come into play when there is a normal scaring as a result of the wound. It does nothing to prevent scaring; its role here is elsewhere.
There are people in whom the skin can play spoilt sport. Even small injuries begin to leave thick unsightly scars. Or there is a tendency to form keloids (thick raised smooth growth in the shape of the scar, developing over the scar tissue). In some cases the skin doesn’t heal naturally. They have, what we call, ‘unhealthy skin’. Such skin overreacts and causes problems and the basis of this usually is an overactive immune system.
This is where homeopathy has a role. Homeopathy can not only help in dissolving the scars and keloids but also change the quality of skin and make it healthier. When this is done, the skin begins to react normally and scar formation in response to a wound is typical. Another interesting thing I would like to add here is that when a skin disease is healed through homeopathy, it typically leaves no scar behind but that is another story
Besides, skin is not the only thing that can get scarred and that is another story too…
Some remedies classically indicated in scarring (to be taken with a qualified prescription) are Calc flour, Flour acid, Graph, Nitric acid, Phyto, Sil and Thiosin.