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Scars - Treatment For Scars

Aug 5, 2008
Scars are usually the result of injuries. These are areas of fibrous tissue that usually replace the normal skin right after an injury. This is part of the healing process of the skin and part of the skin's action to repair itself. Every wound right after an accident with the exception of minor lesions will usually contribute scarring on the skin. The worse the damage on the skin, then the scar will be worse as well.

The scar on a person may form differently based on the location of the injury and the age of the person as well. Most of the time, the scar that can be seen on the skin will be flat and pale and will usually leave a trace to the original injury that caused them. Most of the time redness on the area will follow. This redness is not a scar and this isn't permanent. This will go away after some time.

If there is a cut in the skin of the person, then the body of the person will react by laying new collagen fibers. This is what is referred to as the fortuna scar, a situation where in the body of the person can no longer rebuild the tissue exactly as it was. There are two more types of scars and these cars are due to the over production of collagen in the body.

The hypertrophic scar is usually seen as a raised lump of skin but doesn't usually grow too large. This scar will usually improve in appearance after some time. The keloid scar on the other hand is the more serious between the two scars. This type of scar can grow into large and tumurous growth. These two types of scars are usually common on the younger and darker-skinned people. These two scars are caused by surgery, accidents and can be caused by acne as well. Scars that can be seen on the skin of a person may take the form of a stretched skin. These scars are known as striae.

Once a scar presents itself on the skin of a person, then this scar can no longer be removed. And though there may be some treatments out there, traces will always be there. Some of the more popular treatment methods that are used now are the corticosteroid therapy, pressure garment therapy and silicone gel sheets that was introduced in 1980s. The uses of topical treatments are popular approaches in addressing scars. The silicone gel and the silicone gel sheets are often applied to the affected area of the skin.

These two are easier to use and offer lesser risks of side effects to the user if compared to surgical excision, injections, and pressure therapy and cryotherapy treatments.

Pressure garments on the other hand are used with the supervision of a professional. Steroid injections can be taken as well and this can help flatten and soften the appearance of the keloid and the hypertrophic scars. Other popular treatments used now are dermabrasion, collagen injections, laser surgery and resurfacing, surgery, radiotherapy and the use of natural remedies.
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