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Technology and Scar Treatment
- Surgical procedures can help with the removal of facial scars, acne scars and resistant scars
- Surgical scar removal can include burn scar treatment and laser scar treatment
Scars occur due to the disruption of the process of wound healing. This disruption can be the result of different biological factors like excess collagen in the skin or reduced collagen in the skin. There are several different types of scars and the most common ones include:
• Keloid scarring.
• Hypertrophic scarring.
• Atrophic scarring.
• Acne scarring.
Scars can be very ugly and the ones that don’t heal easily or effectively may need treatment. These scars include Keloid scars, burn scars and severe injury scars. Scar treatment with the help of advanced technology is very helpful and it may reduce scars up to 80%. An experienced dermatologist will help you in choosing the best method of scar reduction. A dermatologist will also need to determine the type of scar you have before planning the course of action. It is very difficult to guarantee scar removal completely. Oftentimes the result may not be satisfactory but significant improvement can be noted. There are several cosmetic techniques used frequently by many dermatologists. Some of the cosmetic scar removal techniques include:
• Microdermabrasion: A non-invasive and non-chemical procedure using a device that uses micro-crystals that are sprayed onto the scarred area for the removal of imperfections and dead cells of the skin. This in turn gives your skin a younger and a healthier look. The process also triggers the elastin and collagen content of the skin thus producing new underlying skin cells and layers. Microdermabrasion treatment is safe and is considered to be a non-surgical scar treatment.
• Chemical Peels: This is indeed a cosmetic scar treatment procedure that was actually performed in Egypt, in ancient times. Chemical peels are a very popular scar treatment procedure today and that’s because of its immediate results. The chemical peel gives a patient an easy sought-after technology for acne scar treatment, wrinkles, fine lines and certain pigmentation problems. There are different levels of chemical peels for different problems such as deep chemical peels, medium chemical peels, light chemical peels and acne chemical peels.
• Collagen Injections: Collagen injections are being used now for scar tissue treatment. These are normally used for treating minor imperfections of our facial skin like laugh lines, creases, wrinkles, acne scars and crow’s feet. These are injections of collagen directly under the skin and are helpful in creating fuller cheeks and lips and can also be used in areas like the neck, chest and back. Collagen injections for facial treatments are very common and safe. They are easy and can be a quick procedure, however, it still needs to be done under the supervision of a specialist.
Some other techniques of scar treatment include Laser Treatment. Laser scar treatment is an excellent and effective procedure for reducing acne scars, burn scars, surgery scars and other such blemishes. Laser treatment is done with the help of a beam of high energy light. There are different laser scar removal methods and it depends on the type of scar one has. Pulse dyed laser can be the best for removing reddened and raised scars, while laser skin resurfacing is the best for acne scars.
Laser treatment can also be used for some burn scars, though difficult to treat, they can certainly be minimized. Skin grafting is another technology for treating burn scars. Burn scars may also be reduced with the help of certain scar removing creams and ointments. Many doctors will use pressure treatment to help minimize scarring as it helps to decrease the blood flow to the burned area.
Many surgical scars usually disappear with time, therefore they may not need any treatment. But some surgical scars can be stubborn. Surgical scar removal is possible with the help of certain scar removing creams. After surgery it is often difficult to go through a laser treatment and therefore it is better to apply these topical treatments on your skin.
Some herbal treatments have gained significant importance in treating such scars and they can be found in local health food or natural food stores.
If you have any scars, it is highly recommended that you seek the advice and counsel of a professional dermatologist to help in the treatment and diminishing of the scars. Do not engage in any technological treatment that is not under the supervision of a licensed professional.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Scar Treatments26 Sep 2008|