I used to self harm, I’m about 4 months clean. I have scars all down my thighs, they are white and thin, but I notice them all the time. The sad part is that I only self harmed for a week and I got this many scars. I have started accepting them as who I am and I am not ashamed of them anymore. My real problem is that I am going into modelling. They aren’t very noticeable, but my mom has pointed them out (I have told her, she helped me recover). My worry is that they will take my picture and see them, or my supervisors will notice them and tell me I can’t model anymore. I have always wanted to do this. I am super stressed out because I have a trip on June 25th to go have multiple photo shoots and casting calls and I don’t want someone to see them. Please please please if you know of something that helps get rid of scars, please please tell me! I really don’t want my possible career to be affected by some stupid mistakes I made months ago.
Scars are not likely to go away... and while there are some products out there.... they don't work all that well in removing scars. Keep the skin moisturized that will aid in the healing process... but remember with photoshop.... scars and "flaws" don't matter.
They will still heal and fade. I have scars on my thighs also. I stopped cutting a long time ago (around 4 years) but have relapsed about twice. my scars sound like they were a bit worse than yours and were pretty noticeable for a year. but they have since faded and most cant really be seen now. I have maybe 5 that you can see if you are kinda close but they have healed and faded over about 2 years.
They do have laser removal for scars but it can be costly so make a promise to yourself before you get it that you wont put yourself through that at all
I had a friend who was into print modeling and she had multiple (very noticeable) scars throughout her body, they were all photoshopped out and not really even mentioned to her. I also have used palmers cocoa butter and it definitely helped my self harming scars fade, but no matter what you doing scars never really go away completely.
When I self harmed, about 7 years ago, I did mostly scratches, small ish ones. Some were bigger. A few were outright wounds. You know, but most of those healed up since I was a young. However, there are a few raised scars. On my smaller ones. I have one on my wrist and I'll find the couple of others randomly. They're not noticeable except by me. You don't have to tell them what the scars are from. Say it's personal. It's your past. Someday it will have been years from when you did it last, even if you don't know it. I never believed I would make it and I did. =) I've never even told anyone I did this, not for a very long time. I do think your people will remove them with photoshop.
It will take a while for them to fade (if they do as that isn't always the case) but you can moisturise to help it heal as the others have said.
It shouldn't be a problem because they can photoshop stuff out but if you feel really self-conscious, then try putting foundation or cover-up over them if you're in a situation when they'll be exposed.