You can get away with scars that you can hide, but visible scars damage your good looks and self-confidence. A scar caused by a surgical procedure is deeper and severer than the ones being treated with home remedies and drugstore products. Please consult with your doctor before going for a surgical scar revision to ensure that no potential risks are associated with it.
Your doctor may recommend medications like retinoid creams that stimulate stem cells so that new skin cells are produced fast. You will be asked to include more vitamins and proteins in your diet, promoting collagen production and new skin cells. Steroid injections or the ones with collagen fillers are also used to treat surgical scars.
Surgical Scar Removal
Invasive treatment of skin grafting can be used to remove the appearance of a surgical scar. In this process, skin cells are collected as grafts from the patient’s body area, which is not visible to remove scars from the site where it is more visible.
Chemical peels can also help reduce the appearance of surgical scars. A chemical solution is applied to 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 used for surgical scar removal. It removes the upper layer of skin that has the scar appearance without damaging the healthy skin. The fresh layer of skin cells, thus formed, is 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 treatments for removing surgical scars effectively. Laser skin resurfacing 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 concise and simple. Your doctor will use a handheld device that delivers Fractional CO2 laser to the skin in a fractionated way that columns of skin are left undamaged. The outermost layer of the skin is removed. Laser beams promote the production of new collagen, which triggers the healing process. However, to achieve the best possible results, you may be asked to undergo a few sessions.
If you have a visible surgical scar, then laser treatment is an effective way to eliminate them. It provides permanent results and is virtually pain-free. Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® offers free personalized consultation to its patients. You can consult with our dermatologists to understand the procedure in detail and choose the right option for yourself. Just fill in the consultation form given below and schedule your appointment now.