Pat's Answer

To Pat / 18 January 2020

Topic: I cut myself and want to get rid of the scar

Your Question

i cut myself on my upper thy and it’s been about a month. the scab has healed over but there is still a mark. I’m going on holidays now and will be expected to wear a bikini and you’ll see the marks. I need to know how to get rid of them.

From Pat / 23 March 2020


Hi, and welcome to Ask Pat,

It sounds like you have cut your thigh and want to know how to get rid of the scar before your holiday.

Childline would be here to listen to you and help you to explore your options, if you want to contact us. You have the right to talk about what is going on for you and to be listened too. We have 3 options for contacting us: 1) our phone number is 1800 66 66 66 and it’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2) our text service, 50101 and 3) our webchat service here on the Childline website. The last two are available from 10am to 4am every day. We never judge you or tell you what to do.

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