About Scar revision
What is Scar revision?
Everything you wanted to know about scar revision treatments
Any damage to your skin can cause a scar. Cuts, burns, acne, chicken pox and surgery can cause scars to form on your skin. Scars can also happen inside the body in deeper tissues or on internal organs where a cut has been made during the surgery. There are many different types of scars, such as sunken or pitted scars, red and lump scars, stripy or silver scars, and painful and itchy scars. Since scars look ugly, most people choose to get scar revision treatment.
What is scar revision treatment?
Scar revision treatment helps improve the appearance of the scars. There are many different types of scar revision treatments, such as creams and gels, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, steroids, and surgery. Each of the scar revision treatment method has its own pros and cons. Skin creams and gels for scar removal are easy to use and they are quite affordable. Creams and gels containing silicon are known to be quite effective in reducing the appearance of scars but they need to be used for several months to get desirable results.
Laser skin resurfacing is very effective in reducing mild scarring. Laser removes the outer layer of the skin and stimulates the growth of new tissue. However, the procedure is not suitable for all skin types and possible side-effects may include redness, burning, and crusting sensation.
To now which scar revision treatment would work the best for you, you would need to consult an experienced and qualified surgeon. He would examine your scar condition and would recommend you the best scar revision treatment to lighten its appearance. The size, location, and the fact whether the scar is raised or sunken would determine which type of treatment would work the best for you. Your surgeon would also suggest you whether a single type of treatment would be sufficient or you would need two or more treatments to reduce the appearance of scars.
Though scar removal treatments doesn’t guarantee that the scar will be removed completely, it aims to make it less obvious and reduces any tightness that it may be causing.
Who is the best candidate?
Anyone who has scars can get scar revision treatment to reduce the appearance of the scars. But a single treatment may not be suitable for everyone. This is because different types of scars respond to different treatments. Timing of the treatment is also an important factor to consider. In some cases, doctors advise patients to wait for certain period to get the scar revision treatment for the body to heal naturally after the injury. Certain treatments can result in changes in the skin colour or pigmentation so if you have a darker complexion, you may not be suitable for that particular treatment. Before choosing any particular scar revision treatment, it is advisable to do a thorough research on the same. You must consult your doctor or surgeon and know the procedure, benefits, risks, and cost about the treatment that you are interested in, before taking any decision.
As with any other medical procedure, there are some risks and side effects associated with scar revision treatments. Though the risks and side-effects vary, depending on the treatment, condition of the scar, and experience and qualification of the surgeon providing the treatment, some of the risks that are common to most scar revision treatments are Redness Swelling Itching Bruising Scarring To prevent any side-effects, choose a qualified surgeon to get the best treatment for yourself.
What is the Cost?
The cost of the treatment would depend of the type of scar, size and scar tissue area being revised. To know the exact cost of the scar revision treatment, consult your doctor. He would be able to guide you as to which is the best possible treatment for you and how much would it cost.