While a wound or gash in the skin whether due to a burn, acne, accident, or surgery may not take a long time in recovering, the scars it leaves, especially on the most exposed areas of the body such as the face or neck, etc. can create an otherwise irrevocable damage to the appearance. Fortunately, modern science and advanced dermatological technologies that are available today can minimize the visibility of a scar, or otherwise treat it surgically.
Face Scars Treatment
Facial scars even if small in size can be quite irksome due to their location, and can easily lead one to lose self-esteem and confidence. However, there are procedures available for their treatment. These include-
1) Microdermabrasion– In this procedure, a facial scar is softened by pressing a hand-held high-speed rotary wheel against it. This wheel scrapes away the topmost layers of the skin thereby reducing the visibility of the scar. Dermabrasion is most useful when a person wants immediate results and for superficial scars
2) Laser Treatment- In laser scar treatment short pulses of extremely fine laser beams are made to reach the layers of skin beneath the outermost layer to treat the support structure. Fractional carbon dioxide laser, the world gold standard in treating scars, and the erbium laser are what is used. Post the procedure, the body’s natural healing process kicks in and starts clearing away the damaged tissues only to replace them with new ones using fresh elastic and collagen- both of which are the building blocks of healthy skin.
Laser treatment is most suited to an individual who has deeper scars, and wants fast results, with minimal discomfort.
3) Chemical Peels- Chemical peels are one of the most common and also one of safest scar removal procedures available today. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin area where the scar is present. As the solution is peeled away, the outermost layer of the skin is removed, thereby revealing a new and fresh layer of skin. Chemical peels can be best used for the treatment of mild to moderate scars, wrinkles, acne, and even dark spots.
Keloids are itchy, puckered clusters of scar tissue that grow around wounds or incisions. Generally of the color red or a shade of the same keloids is produced when a body continues to create collagen, which is a dense fibrous protein post the healing of a wound.
The development of keloids is found to be more prevalent in people with darker skin compared to those with lighter skin. Also, keloids are more likely to appear on earlobes, breast bones, and shoulders in comparison to other parts of the body.
Cortisone injections (steroid injections) are the most efficient form of treatment available for keloid removal. The procedure is not only safe but simple too. The injections are given to the patient once every 4-8 weeks and are generally able to provide results quickly.
Making the Decision for Scar Removal
Whether you seek a scar removal treatment for cosmetic reasons or functional reasons it is important that you be careful with your choice of cosmetician or dermatologist. This is because only the dermatologist can properly consider the severity and nature of the problem and suggest the best treatment suitable for it. The dermatologist will also shed light on the possible outcomes of the procedure, the estimated time required for the results to show.
The treatment for every type of scar is different. For instance, burns can damage the skin badly and cause it to heal in a puckered way later on. During the healing period, the tendons and muscles can be affected due to the contracting movement of the healing process. Due to these alterations, the skin might continue to produce collagen even after the healing is finished. This results in ruddy scars called keloids. In comparison to the treatment for acne scars, the treatment of keloids will be quite different, and a good and experienced dermatologist shall be able to pick one easily.
Laser Scar Removal Treatment Before and After Photos-
The Esthetic Clinic for Treatment
At The Esthetic Clinic, we have only board-certified and highly experienced dermatologists in Mumbai who are always ready to give you the best services. Our chief cosmetic dermatologist, fellow National Skin Center (Singapore), fellow Stanford University, and co-founder of the Esthetic Clinic, Dr. Rinky Kapoor is known for her expertise and skills worldwide. She is also the Head of the Department of Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology & Skin at the S L Raheja Fortis Hospitals, Mahim, Mumbai, India
We strive to offer the best treatments at prices that shall not burn holes in your pockets. For the best results and the satisfaction of our customers, we deploy some of the most advanced technologies and types of equipment. And, if in doubt you can always fill out the appointment form available on our website to inquire about anything from costs, and details of procedures, to our staff and facilities. Our representatives would be more than happy to assist you in every aspect.