What are Scars?

Scars are usually a growth of tissue that appears at the spot of injury after healing. Although scarring indicates the process of healing, it is not desired by anyone and people seek multiple ways to ensure that no scar is left behind. Are you suffering from a similar issue ?? Feeling embarrassed in public due to a scar ?? Relax, there are multiple ways to fix them.

Generally, there are 4 types of scars :

  1. Keloid scars – These appear as a result of the hyperactive healing process and go beyond the margin of the original injury and sometimes it can cause limitation of movement.
  2. Contracture scars – This appears after the healing of a burn injury and it causes tightening of the skin leading to hampering of movement. This can sometimes go deeper and even affect the nerves.
  3. Hypertrophic scars – These are similar to keloid scars but do not go beyond the margin of injury.
  4. Acne scars – This appears as the result of severe acne and it may range from deep pits to angular type of scars.

First, try to understand that the type of scar determines the type of treatment that you need to undergo to fix them.

Do these scars make you stay indoors and away from parties, and functions ?? Do you feel low due to the scars?? Don’t worry, let’s have a look at different methods available to fix them.

1. Pressure therapy : 

This is done by applying pressure by employing an elastic bandage, and stocking during the healing process which prevents and reduces the scar, especially keloid scars. You need to wear it at least for a year with a renewal of pressure dressing every 2 to 3 months to achieve good results.

2. Silicone gel :

Silicone gel sheets are available which are known for treating the raised scars using reducing their size, redness, and swelling. It is recommended to be worn for months to get a good outcome.

3. Laser scar removal:

Fraxel laser is one of the best options to go for since it works by using laser energy to penetrate the deep skin and stimulate the production of collagen providing you with a smooth contour. It is less painful and more beneficial.

4. Apart from these methods, there are numerous home remedies to fix your scars. Let’s have a look at what they are.

  • Aloe vera 
  • Vitamin E capsule 
  • Coconut oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Potato
  • Rosehip and Frankincense oil

All these have to be applied topically and you need to be more consistent and regular in following the home remedies to achieve the desired results.

5. Scar revision surgery : 

It is a type of plastic surgery done to improve the appearance of the scar, bringing back the movements restricted by the scar. It is done under local anesthesia and is less painful.

Apart from the cosmetic reasons and the physical suffering, scars might give you unhealthy reminders of the injury which is not good for your mental health. 

Always remember that all these methods do not apply to everyone and the suggestion of a dermatologist is highly essential before undergoing these treatments. 

So, you should fix your scars and lead a happy, healthy life under the guidance of an experienced dermatologist.

Let your life be scar-free!!!

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