What is it?
Scars are a natural by-product that develops as our skin heals due to various reasons. Depending on the cause of the scar, there can be various different types.
Keloid scars are a common type of scar that occurs when the skin heals after an injury, but does so past the boundary of the wound, resulting in scar tissues that cover the original wound as well as some of the surrounding regions. Contracture scars occur as a result of skin burns that can affect the muscles and/or nerves, depending on the intensity of the burn. Hypertrophic scars are those that are similar in nature to keloids but do not extend past the boundary of the original wound. Acne scars are those that commonly occur as a result of severe acne, which can vary depending on the type and intensity of the acne experienced.
Depending on the type and intensity of your scars, there are various treatment options that can best suit you and your needs.
How is it done?
Scar treatments can be of various types depending upon the nature and origin of the scar. Common treatments often include prescription medication and/or creams, injections, dermabrasion and/or skin grafting, as well as laser treatments. Once you consult with the doctor, the best suited treatment option will be recommended to you.
What are the Pre- and Post-procedure steps for Scar treatments?
Depending upon the type of treatment suggested to you, you will be asked to follow certain preparatory steps as well as aftercare steps to ensure a smooth session as well as recovery post-session.