Scars form when your body heals from an injury. They vary significantly in size, shape and coloring. Although they can fade over time, treatments are available to minimize their appearance as well. These are some scar treatments you should know about.
When you are searching for scar treatments Redlands CA, you may first come across microneedling. This scar treatment can either hide or reduce your scarring. This treatment is great for deep scars, but it can also be used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines; address uneven skin tones, hyperpigmentation and age spots; stretch marks; acne scars; and skin elasticity issues.
Laser and light treatments can also reduce scars. They use light to target blood vessels that are created to heal wounds. These blood vessels often remain even after the skin is completely healed, making the skin appear pink. The laser and light treatments address this issue because they cauterize these vessels. Your skin heals and the color fades as the vessels are removed from the surface of your skin.
Dermabrasion is used to remove the top layer of your skin. A gritty substance is applied and massaged into the skin, which then gently removes the top layer. Your skin becomes smoother and more even.
You may have scars that are actually sensitive and can hurt when touched or bumped. One way to reduce this sensitivity is to massage them. In addition to reducing the scar’s sensitivity, the massage can improve the look of the scar, especially if lotions and oils are massaged into it.
To reduce your scar’s swelling or tight skin around the scar, you can use thin silicone gel sheets or liquid. You apply the silicone to the scar and leave it for 12 to 24 hours each day. Your treatment may last up to six months, but the sheets can be washed and reused, saving you money.
Speak with your doctor about your scar treatment options. You may be surprised by the options available to you.