Hide your scars gentlyApril 17, 2018
Good looks and beauty is something everyone wishes for. But then, sometimes there are chances of something that might spot your looks. A scar.
If you look into the reasons, you could probably find umpteen things that could leave you with scars. It could be a cut or an injury, an illness or even a pimple that you’ve pinched. You might not realise, and it could have already turned into a scar.
Looking for a scar revision often puts you in a dilemma as to what to choose and what not to. Sometimes you might need a surgical intervention to get your scar treated, and sometimes you can have simpler and non-invasive options that are equally helpful.
Consulting a dermatologist is the first step you can go ahead with, and if your scar can be treated non-surgically, there’s nothing better than that. Read through to understand more about scars and how to manage them non-surgically.
A brief introduction of what a scar is and how it occurs
A scar in simple words is a mark left after a wound heals. When the wound starts healing, it produces collagen which helps the skin get flexibility and strength. This process helps the skin tissues regrow to make the skin look firm and healthy. However, sometimes during the healing process the skin might end up producing too much of collagen which might heal with a slightly raised or mark like appearance. In some types of wounds the scab that forms usually dries and falls, which can also leave a mark behind.
Also, as you know that acne and pimples also can leave you with scars, these can be slightly different from an injury or burn scars. These can vary from being deep pitted scars to pigmented and freckled scars.
- Let’s take a quick look at the types of scars.
- Keloid scars – Aggressive healing process.
- Acne Scars – These occur if you pinch, or even due to hormonal imbalances.
- Deep pitted scars: These can also be called ice pick scars. They form deep holes in the skin.
- Pigmented scars: During the healing process after a chronic acne problem, the skin might develop abnormal reactions causing pigmentation.
- Boxcar scars: When there is less production of collagen during the healing process, it can lead to broad and depressed pitted scars.
These are the most common types of scars. If your scars are bothering you, check if you relate to any of the above, and consult your doctor to know more about various scar management options available. However, if you have made up your mind to go ahead with a non-surgical treatment we’ve got you more information that can make things easier for you.
Options Available – You can find out what suits you best
Firstly, your consultation plays a vital role in your treatment. Weather you require a surgical scar revision or if it can be resolved with a non-surgical treatment. There are many effective non-surgical treatments such as oral medicines, lotions, and lasers. In some case if medicines don’t help, you can speak to your doctor and figure out what could help you.
Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers are usually used to level the pitted scars. These are hyaluronic fillers which are injected in the areas that need to be treated.
Pressure dressings: Pressure dressings soften the scars to a degree which will level them to the skin surface. You will have to wear them for almost 6 months to a year. Your doctor will help you with all the instructions for using them. Once the treatment period is over, it shows up with the improved appearance of the skin.
Silicone gels: You can use silicone sheets or gel for 3-6 months which help reduce the redness, and heal the skin. These gels are supposed to be applied for 12 hours a day, which helps in reducing the effect of hypertrophic and keloid scars.
Dermaroller: It is a needling procedure that is done with a device with very fine needles to resurface the scars. Dermaroller is one of the most common type of non-surgical scar management which has seen successful results. Dermaroller usually requires more than on session.
Corticosteroid injections: These are multiple medicinal injections that reduce the inflammation and swelling of scars. These are mostly used to treat keloid and hypertrophic scars. These injections might be repeatedly given based on they type of the scars and the improvement. Usually they are given in a gap of 4-6 weeks. Many people have reported good results in the appearance, although this treatment does not completely fade the scar away.
Laser treatments for scars: Lasers have till date been the most effective treatments for many conditions, and skin treatments have been topping the charts for a few years now. The high frequency light penetrates into the skin and stimulates the healthy skin tissues to grow.
Is a non-surgical scar revision treatment worth getting done?
Well, this is something you will be able to tell after you get it done, because it is quite an individualistic thing. Nevertheless, people who have got nonsurgical scar revisions done have reported great results. They improve the appearance and bring a lot of satisfaction in terms of feeling good and beautiful again. So, yes. It is worth getting a non-surgical scar revision done. If you are looking for a scar revision, don’t worry. Call us and get a consultation and we can help you get back great looks. Because you are truly worth it!
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