Scars are the body’s natural response to repairing the injury, replacing damaged skin, and healing. When the skin heals from wounds caused by injury, infection, inflammation, or surgery, a visible scar develops. Such scars are made up of fibrous tissue and are usually pale pink, brown, or silver in color. While most scars are harmless, they are a cosmetic concern, and many people want to get rid of them. Luckily, a suitable scar removal treatment can help revise various scars and make the skin smoother.
Table of Contents
- 1 Types of Scars
- 2 Causes of Scars
- 3 Scar Removal Treatments
- 4 Scar Reduction Results
- 5 Laser Scar removal FAQs
- 6 Book an Appointment
Types of Scars
Knowing the type of scars is vital for getting the appropriate scar reduction treatment. Some common types of scarring include:
When a contracture scar forms, the underlying skin tissue and the skin edges pull together. This type of scar develops due to excessive tissue loss due to a burn. It causes a tightening effect in the skin by affecting the joints, muscles, and tendons. As a result, it restricts the movement of the neck, knees, elbows, and fingers.
Hypertrophic scars develop at a wound site in the form of a thick bunch of scar tissue. They can be hyperpigmented (dark-colored) or hypopigmented (light-colored) and can grow in size over time if left untreated. These scars cause discomfort due to their elevated shape. Typically, these scars are treated with the help of skin flaps or skin grafts.
Keloid scars also grow at the wound site, but they can extend beyond the symmetry of the wound. Typically, keloid scars are large, asymmetrical, thick, and raised scar tissues. They can occur anywhere an individual has a skin injury but commonly grow on the chest, cheeks, shoulders, and earlobes. If someone is prone to keloid development, they may get them in more than one place. These red or darker-colored abnormal skin growths are not harmful but can be painful or itchy, leading to discomfort and distress.
Causes of Scars
Before scar removal treatment, it is essential to identify the underlying causes and signs of a scar. Typically, a scar forms due to injured or damaged dermis. Our bodies start producing new collagen to repair the damage, which results in scar formation.
If the body produces excessive collagen, it develops raised scars. However, if underlying fat or muscles are lost, it leads to a pitted or sunken appearance. On the other hand, if the skin stretches rapidly, it can also lead to scarring, common during pregnancy.
Typically, an accident or surgery can leave a scar on the skin. People can also develop scars due to an injury or burn. But no matter how the scar is formed, it is generally not harmful to health. However, individuals can undergo scar treatment to get rid of any aesthetically undesirable scars.
Scar Removal Treatments
Different scar removal treatments are available for reducing the appearance of the scars. However, an expert will choose the most suitable procedure for scar removal for each individual.
Some common treatments for scar removal are:
Topical treatments include different creams, gels, ointments, and lotions candidates can apply to their scars. These topical medications are available over-the-counter, but some are only available on prescription. Moreover, these treatments only affect minor scars caused by burns, cuts, and superficial wounds. Some prescription topical treatments can also help reduce acne scars.
Chemical peels are commonly used for acne scar revision. These peels involve applying safe chemicals on the topmost layer of the skin to get rid of scarring. An expert will decide the concentration of the peel, depending on the candidate’s requirements. This treatment can treat mild to moderate scars.
This scar reduction treatment can cause some mild to moderate side effects, like redness, swelling, scabbing, skin discoloration, or infection. However, most of the side effects subside within a few hours.
Dermabrasion is a common treatment for acne scars. It uses a handheld tool for skin resurfacing and planning to reduce skin irregularities like acne and acne scars. An expert uses the device to sand down the skin’s uppermost layer. Once the top layer is removed, a newer and fresher layer will emerge. Although this treatment is effective, it may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired results.
Dermabrasion can cause swelling, redness, enlarged pores, skin discoloration, bumps on the treated area, etc. These are all temporary side effects that do not last for a long time.
If someone has severe acne scarring with indented skin, dermal fillers can help with scar revision. During the treatment, an expert injects hyaluronic acid into the scarred areas of the face. The fillers will improve the skin’s appearance by smoothing its texture. These fillers can also enhance skin volume and reduce scarring. Moreover, the fillers are injected under the scar to offer immediate results.
Some dermal fillers can also cause temporary side effects, such as allergic reactions, infection, skin discoloration, filler clumping, headache, blurred vision, etc. If any of these side effects are persistent, candidates should consult their dermatologist immediately.
Microneedling is also known as dermarolling, skin needling, and collagen induction therapy. It is a cosmetic procedure that helps treat post-acne atrophic scars. It uses a handheld rolling tool with multiple tiny needles. An expert rolls the microneedling tool on the treatment area, creating tiny punctures in the skin. These punctures produce small pockets of healing, stimulating collagen production.
Dermarolling is an effective skin resurfacing procedure but it has its side effects. Candidates may experience skin irritation, bleeding, bruising, infection, or skin peeling,
At Euromed Clinic Center, we use RF Microneedling for scar removal.
Laser therapy is an advanced scar removal procedure that is preferred over scar removal surgery. This procedure offers excellent results for different types of scars, especially keloid scars. With laser treatment, the removal of abnormal scar color, smoothening of the skin surface, and flattening of scars is possible. While the treatment offers excellent results, candidates may need more than one session to get the desired results.
Laser scar reduction treatment can also cause temporary side effects, including swelling, itching, swelling, redness, bleeding, and pain.
At Euromed Clinic Center, we use resurfacing Co2 lasers and PICO Fractional lasers to perform the scar removal procedure.
Scar Reduction Results
Most scar revision treatments have minimal to no downtime, and candidates can resume their activities immediately. The recovery period is not the same for each individual and takes about 3-7 days on average.
As far as the results are concerned, candidates will notice instant results significantly reducing their scars. A candidate may need more than one session to get better results.
Laser Scar removal FAQs
How much will it cost to remove scars?
The price of scar removal treatments varies for each individual because several cost-determining factors influence the treatment price. Generally, the starting price of scar removal treatment at Euromed Clinic Center is 1000 AED.
Is scar removal expensive?
Generally, scar removal is an affordable cosmetic procedure. However, it may be expensive in European and American countries as its price ranges from $200 to $3400 there. But if you go for scar treatment in Dubai, the procedure may be slightly inexpensive without compromising service quality.
Can scars be removed permanently?
The appearance of scars can be significantly reduced with treatments like microneedling and laser therapy. However, permanently removing the scars is not possible.
Does scar removal really work?
Scar removal treatments provide excellent results in no time. These procedures reduce the appearance of scars significantly. Moreover, candidates can improve the results by undergoing multiple treatments.
Can dermatologists remove acne scars?
If you are a victim of facial or body scarring, including acne scars, keloid scars, surgical scars, etc., you can consult a dermatologist. They can guide you about different treatment options and help reduce the appearance of scars on your face or body.
Book an Appointment
Consider scar removal treatment if you want to get rid of any scarring on your face and body. We offer advanced scar removal techniques at Euromed Clinic Center at affordable prices. Moreover, we have a team of board-certified experts to guide you and perform the treatments. So, please schedule an appointment with our expert dermatologists by filling out the online consultation form or calling us.
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