Scar Treatment



Scar Treatment

Scars -whether they’re caused by accidents or by surgery- are at times unpredictable and greatly affected by our genetics. The way a scar develops depends on how your body heals, the original injury, and on your surgeon’s skills.

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Factors that Affect a Scar

Many variables can affect the severity of scarring, including the size and depth of the wound, the blood supply to the area, the thickness and color of your skin, and the direction of the scar. How much the appearance of a scar bothers you is, of course, a personal matter.

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Should I treat my scar?

Many scars that appear large and unattractive at first may become less noticeable with time. Some can be treated with steroids to relieve symptoms such as tenderness and itching. For these reasons, we sometimes recommend waiting as long as a year or more after an injury or surgery before you decide to have scar revision.

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Will treatment make my scar disappear?

All of the treatments described above are aimed to improve the appearance of your scar but it will never disappear.

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When you come in for a consultation, we will discuss the possible methods of treating your scar, the risks and benefits involved and the possible outcomes. Be frank in discussing your expectations with us, and we will make sure to give you realistic expectations and clear explanations. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have.

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Asked Questions

What is the best scar cream?

There are many creams and ointments that are on the market for scars. However, before using any of these for the treatment of your scars, you should consult a professional. A professional will be able to assess your scars and determine the best course of action.

Can scars be removed?

There is no way to completely remove scars, unless it is surgically removed using an invasive procedure. However, there are options provided by professionals that help with the appearance of scars. These treatment options may help to make the scars less noticeable.

How do dermatologists get rid of scars?

Dermatologists specialize in conditions of the skin. They may be able to offer someone experiencing scarring a treatment option. These treatment options often come in the forms of chemical peels or injections in order to help fade the appearance of the scar.

Is vitamin E oil good for scars?

After a scar has formed, topical moisturizers may not help in the aid of scar healing. There is no scientific evidence that proves this. However, apply certain moisturizers or ointments as a wound is healing may help to limit scarring. Speaking with your doctor about preventive measures can help to stop new scars from forming.

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Posted by Nazarian Plastic Surgery on Thursday, May 2, 2019