Skin is the largest organ and acts as a protective layer of our body. For each of us, the beauty of our skin is very important. We wish to have flawless and healthy looking skin. But sometimes, just a tear can bring a big difference to our skin texture. Skin can be subjected to many issues like tanning, scars, wrinkles, black spots or pigmentation due to multiple reasons. Scars in the skin are also a common problem and occur when tissues have been damaged and repaired. Scars are stubborn and don't go away easily. Damage to the deeper layer of the skin produces scars. Scarring is a natural part of the healing process and its appearance depends upon the depth and size of wound or cut. Scars are of different types that are formed depending on the nature of the wound, the location of the wound in the body and genetic factors of each person. Keloid scars, Contracture scars, hypertrophic scars, and acne scars are some of the most commonly seen scars on the human body.
Scar Removal Treatments
Scars cannot be removed completely but some treatments can reduce the appearance of the scars. These are some of the treatments that can help reduce scars. They are:
Surgical Excision of the Scar-: The scar is removed surgically and stitched with special sutures and techniques to produce a hair line and almost nonvisible scar. Do not rush for scar removal soon after the surgery or accident. Scars caused by surgery or accidents fade away naturally or become less visible after some time.
Subcision:- Subcision is the technique in which the depressed acne or other scars or depressed long linear scars are elevated from their bed. A needle is introduced in the base of the scar to cut the fibres tissue pulling the scar down. As the scar tissue at the base is severed the scar gets elevated. Multiple sessions may be required at appropriate intervals. After subcision Dermal Grafts can be injected below the scar to maintain its elevated position.
Intralesional Kenakort Injection:- Is given in the hypertrophic and keloidal scars. If given early enough, it can prevent hypertrophic scars and keloids from appearing altogether.
Soft Tissue fillers- These are injectables which are effective in treating depressed scars. Collagen, fats and hyaluronic acid are injected to soften the scars. These solutions last only for a short period.
Laser Scar Revision- Laser therapy uses a focused beam of light to treat scars. Laser treatment not only improves the appearance of a scar but also make a scar less noticeable. Different types of lasers are available to treat various scars.
Dermabrasion- This treatment removes the outer layer of the skin and gives the skin a smoother appearance. With the dermabrasion treatment, acne scars, surgical scars, pockmarks, and other skin irregularities are effectively treated.
Chemical Peels- This method removes the top layer of the skin and improves the overall skin texture. A chemical solution is applied on the surface of the skin that eventually peels of the dead skin. It is very helpful to smoothen the superficial scars.
Ointments, Gels, and creams- Creams and ointments are the best remedies to soften the scars that are caused by surgeries, cuts or wounds. Consult a dermatologist and use it according to the instructions.
If you are frustrated due to these stubborn scars, you can get the best available treatment at Rama Skin & Laser Hospital. Here, Dr. Sajjan. R. Agarwal and his team use effectual methods to treat scars and help you regain the smooth and flawless skin. For more details, contact Rama Skin & Laser Hospital, Hyderabad. Call@04023225130 or 66 100 200.
M.D.(SKIN), D.D.V., F.C.G.P.FIMSA Skin Specialist | Cosmetic skin surgeon | Hair Transplant SurgeonRead More
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