The store shelves are flooded with creams, salves, and oils designed to remove scars. Unfortunately, most of them don’t work. They may improve the health of your skin, but they won’t make the scar tissue go away. In fact, it is impossible to eliminate a scar. Fortunately, there are several options for improving the appearance of scarring, sometimes to the point that it is no longer noticeable.
There are several types of scarring. For example:
Hypertrophic (raised) scars – Surgical excision and revision can greatly improve raised scars. The shape can be changed to make them less noticeable, and more easily disguised with cosmetics. Cortisone injections or laser treatments can significantly reduce some raised scars. Scar reducing creams can achieve some improvement, if you choose the right product.
Hyper-pigmented (dark colored) scars – These scars can benefit from chemical peels, which even out skin tone and promote the regeneration of healthy cells.
Atrophic (sunken) scars – Fraxel® laser treatment is often the best choice. It also improves the overall texture and appearance of skin.
While complete elimination is not possible by any means, most scars can be improved dramatically with the right treatment. Call The New York Aesthetic Consultants to set up an appointment with nationally renowned dermatologist Dr. Ron Shelton, to discuss the right treatment to treat your scars.