The treatment that is chosen for you will vary based upon the numerous variables dictating surgery such as extent of scarring, location of scar and type of scar. Reasons and motives that push you to get cosmetic treatment for facial scars are also discussed including your expectations form surgery. For instancefac motives embedded in your mind can be cleared through a simple question; “Are you distressed from the effect scars have on your appearance or is it because you have a physical problem?”
Currently the three most popular treatments for the three main types of scars (keloids, hypertrophic and atrophic scars) are mentioned as follows.
Steroid Injections: This therapy entails a steroid called triamconolone being injected directly into the scar. Usually recommended for highly active and sensitive keloid scars results appear eventually after 4 to 6 treatments. The two problems posed with keloids that are excessive protrusion and pigmentation is both depleted with the skin becoming level again and the color matching the surrounding skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing: Usage of the groundbreaking Erbium and CO2 fractional pixel laser to treat atrophic or pitted scars common with people suffering from acne marks. By using different techniques to rejuvenate the skin and remove the top dermal layer, the laser achieves accelerated collagen production and stimulates the growth of a healthy new dermal layer.
Scar Excision Surgery: This is the traditional technique involved in treating scars that involves repositioning them or reducing their scar size. Listed below are the methodologies currently used.
- Direct excision and scar suturing entails that the surgeon cuts out the scar and then keeping the extracellular matrix scaffolding of the skin structure in mind, he/she lifts and stitches the surrounding skin in an effort to create a more naturally colored and disguised scar.
- The usage of incisions to make skin flaps cutting into natural crease lines to reposition the scar so that it lies inside more natural folds that acts as relaxed skin tension line to disguise it.
- Through skin grafts harvested from other parts of the body that are not so visible involves incisions from a place in the body that is not scarred to replace the excised skin over the scar to level out the skin camouflaging the scar successfully.
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