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Scars

Scar Removal Treatment

A scar is formed as part of the healing process from a burn, injury or surgery. There are treatments methods that help reduce its size and change its appearance.

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Types of Scars

These are few different types of scars including:

  • Keloid scars: Keloid scars are formed as a result of aggressive healing process and extends beyond the injury site
  • Contracture scars: Contracture scars are developed at burn sites with tightened skin and may impair the ability to move. They may go deeper, affecting muscles and nerves.
  • Hypertrophic scars: These scars appear as raised, red marks.
  • Acne scars: Acne can also cause scars. Acne is formed when skin pores get clogged by the accumulation of dead skin cells and oil secretion causing bacterial Infection. This causes the inflammation of the clogged pores and the infected pores break open and spread the pus among the tissues in deep skin layers. As part of the healing process of affected pores, the body produces new collagen changing the texture of the skin to repair the affected tissues causing depression on the skin surface. They form from deep pits to scars that are angular or wave like in appearance.

Treatments for Scars

Treatment approach for scar depends on the type of scar and the location of the scar. Some of the treatment methods adopted for scar treatment include:

  • Medications: Over-the-counter or prescription topical creams, ointments, or gels are used to treat scars that are caused by minor cuts or other injuries or wounds.
  • Surgical removal or treatment: Surgical treatments for scars include:
  • Skin grafts: in a skin graft procedure, the surgeon obtains drafts from different part of the body and transfer the skin graft to the scar area. The skin graft is used mostly in scars formed by a burn.
  • Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion is the most effective and popular methods for treating scars and is performed by using a wire brush or a wheel to exfoliate the top layer of skin.
  • Laser surgery: Laser resurfacing is the latest advancement in treating scars. In this procedure, a laser device emits light beams at a specific wavelength and the surface layers of skin is removed or peeled of minimizing the visibility of scars. This method also stimulates new collagen production and rejuvenates the skin.
  • Steroid Injections: Steroid injections are also recommended to treat scars. This method is used alone or in combination with other treatment methods.
  • Chemical peeling: Chemical peels uses mild acids that are applied in a single layer on the skin that exfoliates and rolls off the upper layer of skin and expose a new layer of skin.
  • Collagen injection: Collagen injection or fillers are used for pitted scars.

At Jacob hospital, Kochi we offer the best and latest treatment techniques for different types of scars and skin disorders from well qualified and experienced specialists to restore and rejuvenate the skin. To know more about treatment for scars and treatment cost Book an Appointment now.

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