Old scars softening

(Hannah) #1

Has anyone else noticed scars getting softer after starting keto? I started about two months ago. Yesterday I noticed that some old scars from 2015 have drastically softened. They used to be very hard and large until recently.


Interesting! I never would have thought anything otherwise, but I have a scar from a very deep mole removal close to 15 years ago, and sure enough, it is smaller and more flat. :thinking:

(Take time to stop and eat the bacon) #3

Yep! Your skin tags will go away, too. :+1:


wtf are skin tags?

(Jane) #5

A skin tag is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk.


@Janie thank you, I googled it in the end, never heard of such a thing before.

(Doug) #7

I had some raised keloid scars on both shin areas - remnants of a 2011 encounter with some collapsing metal steps (my own stupidity prominently involved). They were about 1/6 of an inch or 4-5 millimeters high, and purple-pink in color.

Last year after 8 months of keto and fasting, they had noticeably gotten smaller. Now it’s 16 months and on both legs there is nothing raised above the skin at all, and on one leg nothing remains visible. On the other, there is a faint outline, a slightly different color than the surrounding skin, where the scars were. They really are going away.