Skin is a sensitive and seamless organ and even a small injury due to an accident, burn, trauma, surgery, or acne infection can cause a scar with multi-layer effect on the skin. Usually, the occurrence of a small skin scar not creates much problem especially in a region that is easy to conceal. The hard truth is that most of the skin scars are permanent and will never go away completely. So, when a scar becomes problematic, most people look for a suitable treatment that can help reduce its size or change its appearance.
Once a scar forms there are certain methods that can help reduce its size to make less visible, relocate, and change its appearance.A treatment method usually depends on the type and location of the scar.
Here, we have highlighted common types of Scars:
Most treatment options depend on the types of the scars including surgery for the scar removal, steroid injections, or silicone sheets to make the scars flat.
Some common scar treatments include:
When scars caused due to a surgery, wait at least one year to make a decision about scar treatment. Most scars fade or become less visible over time.
Z-plasty procedure is used to transfer a scar from one area to another, usually into a crease or a natural fold in the skin to minimize its appearance. Although Z-plasty does not eliminate all signs of a scar, it can make it less visible.
You should first discuss with your specialist doctor about any of the above methods along with risks involved for each type of scarring.
Also, it is essential for a patient to for a follow-up care to monitor healing. Anything unusual thing should be immediately reported to your doctor.
To get more information request an appointment at Mediclinic to discuss Scar Removal and Reconstructive Surgery.