- What is the main cause of having scar?
Scar is the natural way of healing a wound, an injury, or a trauma. Almost everyone gets to experience having this once in their life. It is a mark that is being left behind once a wound or an injury has healed.
- Is it possible to have the scar removed without applying any scar removal cream?
Scar usually fades over a period of time but that would depend on the type of scar that you have. If the scar that we have has been with us for almost a year and you did not see any improvement or if it did not fade away, it only means that it’s about time that you need to take the extra mile to have it eliminated.
- How can I determine if the scar that I have is keloid or hypertrophic?
The appearance of both scars is almost the same. They are bulgy and have formation of mass on it. The difference is that hypertrophic’s size does not grow bigger than its original wound or injury while a keloid actually grows bigger and bigger as time passes by.
- If I have a hypertrophic scar, does that mean that I have to get the mass or bulgy part removed as what should be done with a keloid?
Another difference that a hypertrophic scar has from a keloid is the way that it should be treated. There is no need to excise the mass of the hypertrophic scar, using injections such as steroid or kenalog will suffice. Massaging the affected area will also help. Another scar removal option is by using sheeting and scar removal cream to improve its appearance.
- If I will have my keloid removed through excising it, will it totally eliminate the problem?
Keloid is known to be one of the scars that can be very frustrating to treat as it may require you to undergo several scar treatments at the same time. Some of them are the use of injection of steroid in order to soften the mass then having it removed through excising it. You may then use sheeting or creams in order to improve its appearance. It will however not give you 100% assurance that it will not go back since there has been a lot of reports that keloid may actually recur, undergoing radiotherapy right after the excision may help us in minimizong the risk of keloid from growing back.
- Is it safe to use a scar removal cream for my facial scars?
There are several known creams that are specifically made to be used even on the most delicate skin of our face. We just need to know the ingredients of the bottle before deciding to purchase it. Since it is our face that we are talking about, we need to be extra careful in choosing the right treatment; we don’t want to have regrets in the end.
- What is the most effective scar removal option for burns?
Depending on the degree of the burn that you have, the treatment to be used may vary. If the burn is not severe, using creams or natural ingredients may help. If it has somehow affected deeper layers of your skin, there might be a need to undergo skin grafting, laser treatments or other types of surgeries.