I was injured 4 weeks ago. After the removal of the stitches, either an atrophic or a normotrophic scar (about 1 cm long) was formed on my face. I would like to contribute to the skin and constitution for minimizing scarring and optimal healing. What vitamins will be useful for the skin in this case? Thanks.

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    Just out of curiosity: Why do you think vitamins help restore the skin? I can’t really see a connection (given that right now you eat the recommended daily amount of vitamins).
    – Narusan
    Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 11:03

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Buy a bottle of vitamin E in liquid form, and massage the scar a minimum of twice daily for at least 3-6+ months. Everyone's skin will heal differently, but consistency provides for the best results your skin can obtain. Also, keeping your scar out of the sun as much as possible will help significantly. If you go outside wear a high SPF sunscreen to keep your scar from darkening.

Diet can accelerate any form of healing in general, especially high vitamin c foods. Vitamin C helps to heal skin blemishes, and is also a super antioxidant. Fruits and vegetables to look for are blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi, oranges, papaya, strawberries, and sweet potatoes. In many beauty stores or online you can find vitamin c oils/serums meant to put on your skin and promote healing.

Side note: if the scar is still visible after a year or so, a dermatologist may suggest laser treatment or other options.

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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