The human body is designed to heal itself. Whenever there is an injury, a natural mechanism seals the wound. During this process, skin damage in form of scars can take place when multiple layers of the skin are affected. The scars look unsightly and are often very obvious. A host of reasons can cause scarring including cuts, burns, other forms of injuries and acne amongst others.
Scars do fade over time but never go completely away on their own. They can be corrected or their appearance can be minimized with the help of a number of treatments. Generally they have different level of success. We shall look into the types of scars removal in a little bit more detail and learn about the treatment procedures as well.
A look into different kinds of scars
One of the types of scarring is known as Keloid scarring which occurs with over production of collagen in the injured area and a growth may be formed. People with darker skin shades are more likely to be affected with it. Keeping some pressure on the injured area can help.
Scars caused by acne are quite common as chronic acne takes its toll on the skin if left uncontrolled. Hypertrophic scars are red and raised in nature but are confined to the site of the original injury unlike keloids.
Contracture scars are caused by burns which can go quite deep in the skin and can affect the muscle as well. The healing process may be puckered as the tightness of the skin after a burn may not allowed a smooth healing. The natural contracting ability in the area may be affected.
Treatments for scars
Here are some of the treatment options that work well for scarring.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Fractional CO2 is used for this purpose which creates tiny holes in the top layer of the skin in order to resurface it. The new skin has lesser appearance of the scars and boost in collagen levels also allow a firmer skin which further helps the cause.
With a few treatment sessions, great results can be had. Topical anesthesia is used to numb down any sensation of pain in the procedure. It is the best of all noninvasive options as far as the results are concerned. The outcome from this treatment can rival surgical removal.
Damaged skin is exfoliated with the help of tiny crystals which are sprayed onto the skin with a handheld device. As the skin heals from the treatments, healthier skin with lesser scarring appears in a few days. Collagen production is also boosted further reducing the appearance of the scar.
Side effects are minimal and there is no downtime. To counter the slight discomfort, topical anesthetics are applied prior to the treatment. In order to achieve the intended outcome, a few treatment sessions are needed.
Surgical removal like fractional CO2 offers the best results as the scarred skin is cut out allowing healthier skin to replace it. There are certain risks associated with the procedure including further scarring and possible infections. There are some other serious side effects as well. Unlike noninvasive treatments, there is a significant downtime as well.
These are injections mostly consisting of collagen and natural fat. Fillers are injected into the site of the scar to allow its appearance to be raised. The fillers takes a few days to take full effect which can last from a few months to up to two years depending on the nature of the filler.
Once the effects wear off, fillers can be re-injected. There are no serious side effects and generally no downtime as well. Unless a medical condition stops, fillers can be repeated any number of times.
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Please note that we advise cosmetic procedures to be availed only for therapeutic or reconstructive reasons. If you have any symptoms of pain that persist after the treatment, we strongly advise that you see your doctor.