When soaking up the sunshine in true summer fashion, be sure to cover scars with SPF rated clothing or sunscreen. While the idea of tanning a light scar seems like a nice idea, it’s not. Melanin is what gives your skin a tanned look, but scars produce it in uneven patches. Too much melanin on the upper layers of skin creates hyperpigmentation.
I have used ScarFade following the removal of a basal cell carcinoma in the middle of my forehead. My two inch scar has dramatically improved over this 3 month post-operative period and is barely visible. ScarFade is a wonderful product.