Once in our lives all of us will have scars. A scar is one of the normal things that can happen to anyone; this is a result or a mark that was left in our skin when a wound or injury has completely healed so this is really not something that we should dwell about. On the other hand, if the type of scar that you have is something that interferes with your daily life, that’s a different case then.
A scar is nothing but a normal one unless it is huge and is unsightly. It can happen to just about anyone. There are various kinds of scars known. Below are some of them:
- Hypertrophic – this kind of scar bulges out from the skin and may look ugly. It has the same size as the injury or wound from where it came from.
- Keloid – same as the hypertrophic scar, it looks the same in appearance but this one goes beyond the original size of the wound or injury that caused it.
- Atrophic – are the kind of scars that are often described as pit-like. They are often seen as a result of an acne or chicken pox. Some worse cases are those that resulted from a trauma, surgery or an injury that causes the muscles or the joints to be affected badly.
- Stretch Marks – believe it or not, this is also one form of scar. These are often visible after either losing or gaining weight and more common with those who got pregnant.
- Burn – this is one form of scar that sometimes extent to the point where the muscles and the deepest layer of the skin, it would of course depend on the extent of the burn that a person has experienced.
While there are different types of scars, there are also different scar treatments that we can use to minimize the size of the scar and improve its appearance, below are some of them:
- Natural – for those who want the safest solution for scar removal, they may opt to use some of the natural ingredients known to aid in minimizing the scar’s appearance. Some of them are as follows: honey, aloe vera, sandal wood, tomato, lemon and oat meal, lavender oil, argan oil. You just have to rub them on the affected area at least twice daily.
- Vitamin E – the ones that we drink regularly is the same that we can use to treat our scar. You just have to use the oil that the capsule contains and rub it on your scar.
- Scar Removal Cream – this should be applied directly into the scar. There are a lot of them out in the market that is why we need to be careful in choosing which we think will work best for us.
- Skin Peeling – this can be done wither with the use of chemicals or fruit acids. With the term itself it peels off the skin with scar.
Injections – this is being done most especially to the ones that look bulgy like the keloid or hypertrophic scar. They can either use steroid or collagen.
- Laser and Surgery– this is one of the most expensive types of treatment known to remove scar. There are instances though where you need to repeat the same process to achieve the result that you want depending on the severity of your scar.
- Dermabrasion – this is usually being done to aid in facial scars where the old skin is being removed so that new ones can resurface.