Get Rid Of Those Scary ScarsJune 21, 2017
Our skin is an important part, or rather the most important organ of our body. It protects our internal organs from unwanted exposures and health conditions. But what happens when it gets damaged? “Scars”. Isn’t it? Scars can occur due to many medical conditions as well as injuries. Most commonly, scars are typically the result of small cuts, burns, incisions due to surgery or even acne/pimples.
Scars are difficult to live with, especially if they are in the visible location on the body. These areas could be the hands or face, which is why many people are concerned about getting rid of scars.
Now a scar may not look bad if it is unnoticeably small and easy to conceal. But when it’s not, you might want to find the best way to treat it, instead of hiding it under your clothes. To help you get an alternative, our experts have compiled some information you may catch up with to understand how you could deal with your scar.
So let’s get going and understand the process of scarring, different types of scars and the treatments available…
What is scarring?
Scarring is a natural process of the healing after an injury. The appearance of the injured area and its treatment depend on many factors. These factors include:
- The depth and size of the wound
- The location of the injury
Types of Scars
Scars are of several types. Here are the most common types of scars that we usually come across.
Keloid scars: Keloid scars occur as a result of an aggressive healing process. Keloid scars grow deeper than the original injury and become stubborn. A keloid scar can also affect the movement of the injured/ affected area if not treated in time. Keloid scars are common among dark-skinned people.
Contracture scars: Contracture scars occur due to burns. They tighten the skin, which causes inability to move. Contracture scars can affect the muscles and nerves if they grow deeper.
Acne scars: Acne is caused due to hormonal imbalances. In many cases of severe acne problems, scarring is quite common. Acne scars are of various kinds, and deep skin pits are the most common. Treatments vary depending on the size and types of acne scars you have.
Scar Removal Treatments
Non-surgical scar removal alternatives:
Creams, ointments, and medicated gels prescribed by your doctor can be used for treating scars from injuries or wounds. Other treatments include steroids and antihistamine ointments for injury scars that are itchy and sensitive.
Surgical scar removal treatments:
Surgical treatments are usually preferred if the scar is very deep. There is a range of surgical treatments for scar removal, which include:
Skin grafting: A skin grafting procedure involves skin being taken from another area of your body and grafting it at the recipient site (on the scar). Skin grafting is often preferred by people who’ve had burns.
Scar excision: Scar excision or revision is most effective for acne scars.
Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion is a procedure that changes the appearance of the skin with a superficial skin removal treatment. This removes and fades the scar over a period.
Chemical peels: Chemical peels work best for acne scars. Chemical peels are highly acidic substances which remove the top layer of the skin which has dead cells. The scars are a part of these dead cells.
Laser scar removal: Laser treatments are the most preferred these days. Laser scar removal treatment involves high-frequency laser beams that restore the skin tissues that are damaged.
If you are looking for scar removal treatments, we hope this article has helped you. At Cosmosure, we offer the best options based on your needs and goals.
About CosmoSure Clinic
‘CosmoSure’ is a renowned a cosmetic surgery clinic in Hyderabad, which is considered to be the meeting point for science & art. Established in the year 2015, CosmoSure, cosmetic surgery clinic has been one of the most preferred cosmetic clinics in Hyderabad. All the procedures at Cosmosure clinic are a blend of a skilled & artistic touch. Our specialists are trained with in-depth knowledge of aesthetic science and symmetry to help individuals to improve their skin health