You can get away with scars which you can hide, but visible scars haunts your good looks and self-confidence. A scar caused by a surgical procedure may be a deeper and severer than the ones being treated with different home remedies and products from local drugstores. Consult your doctor first, before going for a treatment to remove surgical scar for your confidence that no potential risk of complication is associated with it.
Your doctor may recommend you take medications like retinoid creams which stimulates stem cells so that new skin cells are produced fast. You will be asked to include more vitamins and proteins in your diet which can promote the production of collagen and new skin cells. Steroid Injections or the ones with collagen fillers are also used to treat surgical scars.
Surgical Scar Removal
An invasive treatment of skin grafting can also be used to remove the appearance of surgical scar. In this process, skin cells are collected from the patient’s body area which is not very visible as grafts to remove the appearance of scar from the area where it is more visible
Chemical peels can also be helpful in reducing the appearance of surgical scars. A chemical solution is applied on your skin which exfoliates the dead and damaged skin cells. Multiple sessions of chemical peels will be required to produce significant results.
Microdermabrasion is also commonly being used for scar removal which removes the upper layer of skin that has the scar appearance without damaging the healthy skin. The fresh layer of skin cells are smooth and even. The depth of Dermabrasion depends on the severity and depth of the scar. It may also require multiple treatments to get the desired results.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser treatment is one of the most popular treatment for removing surgical scars effectively. Laser skin rejuvenation is used to treat multiple skin conditions, it helps in removing the scar irrespective of its type and reason to appear.
Laser experts have found an advanced technique in laser technology for skin resurfacing which produces much better results with a faster healing process. Fractional carbon dioxide lasers are being used for surgical scar removal.
The process is very short and simple. Your doctor will use a hand held device which delivers fractional CO2 lasers to the skin damaging skin in a fractionated way that columns of skin are left undamaged. The outermost layer of skin is removed. Laser beams promote the production of new collagen which triggers the healing process. However, to achieve best results possible, you may be asked to undergo few sessions.
If you have a visible surgical scar, laser treatment is an effective treatment to produce results. Dubai Cosmetic Surgery offers free personalized consultation with our dermatologists to help you understand the procedure and choose the right one for you. Fill in the consultation for a free consultation with one of our skin experts.