There are instances in our lives that we suffer from scars. It may be because we sustained injuries, we met an accident, we undergone surgeries or simply because we developed acne and pimples. Whatever the type of scar we suffered, the main thing is scars are unsightly and embarrassing. This is the reason why we look for ways to make the scars go away.
The following are the best approaches for scar removal.
1. Using over the counter products
Over the counter products to remove scars ranges from creams, ointments, gels and lotions. There are plenty of them readily available in the market without prescriptions. This is the cheapest and the easiest approach to scar removal because this can be done at home and can easily fit your budget. But when it comes to effectiveness, over the counter products are the least effective. They can only diminish the appearance of scars but they cannot totally remove the scars especially the deeply penetrated scars.
2. Skin Grafting
Skin grafting is a surgical procedure wherein a skin is removed from one area and is placed on the scarred portion of the body. The objective of this procedure is to replace the damaged portion of the skin on a permanent basis. But the possible drawbacks of this approach are the following: it can lead to further scarring, it is painful and this approach takes longer healing time.
3. Chemical Peels
In chemical peels, the skin is stripped off. Different types of chemical solutions are used on the skin in order to allow the growth of new skin. The skin is soaked on the chemical solution for several minutes to induce a chemical reaction. Chemical peels ranges from mild peels to medium peels depending on the severity of the scar. Chemical peels are painful and gives a burning sensation. If you choose this scar removal approach, you have to be ready for its consequences such as additional scarring, swelling, redness, and sensitivity to sunlight.
Dermabrasion is a technique used to treat problems on the skins’ upper layer. An example of these skin problems are scars brought by acne, surgery and traumas and wrinkles. Dermabrasion uses a special instrument in order to smoothen the scar. The risks associated with dermabrasion are scarring, swelling, redness, and sensitivity to light. It is important that you wear a sunscreen after the dermabrasion treatment in order to avoid further complications.
5. Laser Treatment
Laser treatment is one of the most effective approaches to remove scars. This method uses a concentrated light beams directed at the damaged skin in order to vanish the skin cells that has been damaged. Laser treatment is sometimes referred to as laser peel or lasabrasion. This treatment can penetrate deep scars and minimize its appearance or entirely make the scar go away. The type of laser treatment that you will undergo will depend on your condition. Aside from being the most effective, laser treatment also presents lesser risks. Healing time takes about 1 to 2 weeks in this type of treatment.