Solution to Scarring
Submitted by drgailhumble on June 12, 2015
Have you ever had a surgery, fell down and hurt yourself, or cut yourself while chopping vegetables? If you have, then chances are you have some scars on your body as a result of these experiences. Scars are very common and a natural result of our skin’s healing process. To put it simply, scars occur when the layer of skin under the surface suffers from a physical injury and the skin starts to recover from this damage. These injuries can be caused by accidents, burns, surgical procedures, various skin conditions, and/or diseases. Following are some of the solutions to improve scarring:
- Surgical Revision/Removal: Even though surgeries are one of the causes of scarring, they can also help in treating it. Using these methods, surgeons can either make the scar look less noticeable or remove the scarred skin and replace it with healthy skin from another region of the body.
- Skin Fillers: With the help of filler injections, scars which cause the skin to sink below the surface can be “filled” to make the skin rise and appear flat and even. Please be advised that this is temporary and the effects of the fillers will fade away after a while.
- Over-The-Counter: There are many over-the-counter skin care products which claim to improve the appearance of scars. Skin creams with Vitamin E are said to be effective in dealing with scars. Silicone pads are shown to improve the look of scarring as well when used over a period of time.
- Ablative & Non-Ablative Laser: Ablative lasers, such as CO2 or Erbium, are more invasive than non-ablative lasers and produce the best results. Non-Ablative lasers are a lighter approach to laser treatments.