Scar correction
Scar correction

Scar correction

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Generally speaking, if a scar is small or in a location that is easy to conceal, it’s not that bad. However, if you think that you want to go away due to cosmetic concerns or at least change the way it looks, then there are many techniques to remove it. Let’s break the ice for you! A scar will not completely go away. But there are various methods that can help minimize the size and change the way it looks.

Once a wound heals, the scar will remain a visible sign of that particular injury. They are the unavoidable results that can be obtained out of an injury, accident, or surgery and how it develops can be quite unpredictable. If you have a poor healing system they may also contribute to scars that are visible and disfigured. However, even if a wound heals properly it can result in a scar. Scars can come in many different forms and can appear anywhere on the body. 

To get rid of scars, a scar correction surgery will help minimize the scars so that they will look less visible and blend in with your natural skin tone and texture. Whether you’ve come for an acne scar correction or any other scar correction, your doctor will recommend the best-suited scar correction technique - keeping in mind the type of your scar and where it is located.

Given below are some of the most sought after treatment techniques that provide efficient results in correcting the scars;

  • Topical creams - For scars that are light in color, your doctor may recommend a scar correction cream that works on lightening the scar and making it look less noticeable. These scar correction creams may contain ingredients like steroids, for minimizing the appearance of your scar.
  • Dermabrasion - Dermabrasion is a type of skin resurfacing treatment that makes use of a device that rapidly rotates for removing the outer layer of the skin. Once the outer layer is removed, the new skin that grows back is generally a lot smoother. Dermabrasion is commonly used for acne scar correction, but can also help minimize the appearance of burn scars, or a scar from surgery.
  • Laser resurfacing - This procedure uses high-energy laser beams that penetrate deep down the skin for removing scar tissue. Lasers are very effective for acne scar correction, smallpox scars, or keloid scars. 
  • Excision - This procedure involves directly cutting out the scar tissue after which sutures will be done for making the scar look less visible. 
  • Skin grafting and flap surgery - This is a more complex surgical procedure that is used for addressing scars involved in large areas of skin or for contractures where there is a restricted movement causing the skin to pull severely.

Treatments

Scar correction surgery is customized according to what type of scar you have and how deep it is on your skin. They can reduce any type of scar to a great extent including:

  • Acne scars
  • Scars due to injury or burn
  • Keloid scars 
  • Hypertrophic scars

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