How to get rid of post surgical scars?

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How to get rid of post surgical scars?

 

Surgery is an important part of medical sciences and many health-related issues are corrected with its help. Surgery can be as small as excising an unwanted mass from the body to as sophisticated as transplanting a human heart. With all surgical procedures, a common factor is a Post surgical scar. These scars vary with the type of procedure that is performed.

With time, these scars tend to fade but their appearance never truly disappears. Some may not be very obvious while others can have a personality defining effect. In order to correct them, there are numerous treatment options that are available.

saaaaaaIn Dubai, skincare facilities like Laser Skin Care are offering state of the art treatment options for these. We shall take a brief look into these treatments to better understand how they can help a person in this scenario.

Laser treatment

Laser treatment in Islamabad is the most effective of all options for the purpose of Getting Rid of Post Surgical Scars. For this purpose, fractional CO2 skin resurfacing treatment is used. The treatment has the traditional efficacy of the carbon dioxide laser without the same level of abrasiveness. It works by making tiny holes in the top layer of the skin so that the healing process can start immediately.

The skin crusts away over the next few days and is replaced with new skin that has a lesser appearance of the scarring. The level of both collagen and elastin is boosted in the skin which makes it firmer and naturally elastic.

To ensure that the best results are had, the treatment has to be repeated a few times. Topical anesthetics are routinely used to ensure that no sensation of pain is felt during the procedure. The side effects for the most part and mild and only last for a day or two. Do expect photosensitivity which can at times last for weeks. Some side effects can take longer to subside. There is no downtime for most patients. Your doctor can better guide you on the matter.

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a treatment for a number of skin conditions including scarring that works by exfoliating the skin. For this purpose, a specialized wire brush is used. As the skin gets exfoliated, new and healthier skin replaces it over the next few days. Collagen levels too are boosted in the skin which allows it to be suppler and further reduce the appearance of post surgical scars.

Dermabrasion is highly invasive and can cause pain. To tackle this problem, topical anesthetics are applied prior to the start of the treatment. Side effects are present and there is some downtime involved as well so be sure that you have time away from work when you get treated. A few procedures are needed in order to fully get rid of the scars.

Microdermabrasion

The treatment uses a handheld device in order to spray tiny crystals on to the damaged area in order to exfoliate the skin and correct the scarring. As the crystals damage the skin, the healing process is started right away. Afterward, the used crystals and dead skin are collected into a chamber with the help of a suction pump.

This allows healthier skin to replace the old damaged skin. At the same time, it boosts the level of collagen in the skin which allows it further firmness. Like all noninvasive treatments, Microdermabrasion needs to be done a few times to achieve the intended outcome.

The treatment takes a few minutes only. Topical anesthetics are applied prior to the treatment to ensure that pain is not felt. Side effects are minimal and temporary and usually, subside on their own. Photosensitivity is also expected and can last for a few days, at times even more. There is no downtime after the treatment and a person can continue his or her daily routine with almost no interruption.

Dermal Fillers

The fillers are quite effective for this purpose and are usually used in case of scars that are somewhat dented. The dermal fillers are injected directly into the site of the scar in order to raise its appearance. The treatment takes a few days to take full effect. Unlike the other treatments mentioned above, the treatment has a temporary effect on the appearance of the scar. Once the injections have been injected, the effects of the treatment can last form a few months to up to two years depending on the life of the fillers.

These are typically made of collagen and natural fat. There is no pain apart from pinpricks as the fillers get injected. People who are very sensitive to pain may use topical anesthetics to numb down any sensation of discomfort. These can be repeated any number of times once the effects wear off provided that any health condition is not preventing it.

 

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