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Scar Treatments: Types of Scars and Their Treatments

Updated on January 17, 2018

Skin is the most important and smooth organ in our body that protects valuable assets. Just imagine your skin as a piece of silk. A small tear in it can make it worse and create a big difference in its look. Same matter is with your skin. When your skin gets any kind of injury, burn, or any other trauma, then it may cause a scar. Now, if your scar is small then it may not be something bothering for you, or even if it’s on a place that is not visible to others. On the other hand, if it is visible then it may bother you. In such situation, you need to find a way to treat your scar. You need to know the truth that scar is something that can never go away completely but luckily there are the treatments that may help you to reduce its appearance and size.

Types Of Scars

You should know the types of scars as knowledge regarding your problem is the foremost thing. Have a look at different scars to know which one you have!

1. Contracture Scars

This kind of scar happens as a result of burning. Such scars may tighten your skin and it becomes difficult for you to move that specific part of your body. They are deeper scars that affect your nerves and muscles.

2. Hypertrophic Scars

This kind of scar is similar to the keloids and raised. However, they remain in the boundary where you have got an injury.

3. Acne Scars

They are most common kind of scars that you get as the result of acne. These scars further categorized according to the type of acne. They range from deep pits to the wavelike or angular scars. Their treatment varies according to the kind of acne.

4. Keloid scars

Last but not the least, keloid is another kind of scars. You may get their extensive beyond your exact injury. The treatments may vary according to the severity of your problem.

What Are Possible Treatments for Scars?

Scar treatments vary on the basis of type and severity. Following are the most used treatments. Have a look!

  • Topical Treatments – If you have got the scar due to any injury or cuts then topical treatment can be helpful for you. It is compulsory to visit your doctor to get some prescription.
  • Surgical Treatment – if your scar is deeper, then there are the chances that your doctor will prescribe the surgical treatment. Functional problems can be addressed by surgical treatment. Hence, it is one of the most used options to treat your scar.
  • Injections – Steroids are used to treat the scars that that extend their boundary. These injections include steroids, fillers, and other related options. Hence, they are not permanent.

Final Thoughts

Finally, as you know, every individual is different from the other so there are the chances that same treatment is not accurate for all. So, you need to be passionate and cooperative with your doctor, also be careful in the selection of your doctor. Your skin is very important, so take care of it.


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