Scar, whether we believe it or not, is a natural process that everyone can have, this is one of the after effects of having wound or when we incur any kind of trauma in our skin. It’s not always a big deal most especially if the scar is just small or is in a place that is not noticeable since we have several ways to hide them, having a big ugly one in a place that can be noticed easily is a different story though.
One ugly truth about scar, most especially the big ugly ones, is that they can never be completely eliminated; however, there are several ways that we can follow in order to minimize the size of the scar together with its ugly appearance.
There are several reasons why scarring appears, the size of the wound that you incurred together with the depth of it and its position has an impact on how the scar is going to be formed. On the other hand, the person’s sex, age, heredity and even ethnicity have an effect as to how our skin will react.
There are several scar treatments available in the market that we can choose from for our scar removal. They can all range from using ingredients that are available even at the comfort of our own kitchen, there are also those that will require us to pay like the scar removal creams that can be found in a convenience store near us, and there are also those types of surgeries that may cost us a fortune.
Before we finally decide as to what type of scar treatment we would want to use as a remedy, it will be helpful if we will try to determine first the type of scar that we have. This step is necessary in order for us to know which type of treatment will really work for us. Below are the different known types of scars:
- Keloid – this is the type of scar that usually happens as a result of an injury. This is one of those scars that we often see as bulgy and has an ugly appearance. This is the type of scar that cannot be cured with the use of scar removal creams as the extent of the scar would usually require an injection, a surgery or silicone sheeting which is being used to reduce its appearance.
- Contracture – this type of scar usually happens when we get burnt. This is being caused by the deformation of our skin where it starts to tighten. At some worse cases, the extent of the scar can even affect the nerves and muscles of the affected area.
- Acne – this type is usually seen in the face but there are also instances when you can see them in our back. These are often caused by the acne that we got most especially during our puberty stage. The worst ones are those that form into a pit-like scar, which usually requires intensive dermatological treatments.
- Hypertrophic – this is almost similar to keloid which is reddish in appearance and is often bulgy, the only difference is that unlike keloid it doesn’t go beyond the affected area of the injury. Same treatment with keloid also applies to this.
Now that you were able to determine the type of scar that you have, it will now be easier for you to choose which treatment you will use to get rid of your scars.