Scars that appear on your face or other parts of your body that are visible when you wear clothes can be unattractive and embarrassing. They may be caused by acne, chicken pox, an injury, surgery, a burn or an animal bite. Fortunately, there are scar revision and prevention solutions that can be used to remove or greatly reduce the appearance of any type of scar.
There are three main types of scars, and each may require a different treatment. Atrophic scars are sunken below the level of the skin such as stretch marks and some acne scars. Keloid scars are usually large and dark and appear above the level of the skin. They may even be larger than the actual wound. Keloid scars are usually found on the back and chest and sometimes the face. Hypertrophic scars are the most common scars and are caused by skin infections such as acne. They are dark and slightly raised above the skin level.
There are several topical treatments that you can do at home that may reduce the appearance of your scars or prevent the scar from becoming all that visible. Other treatments can also be done by our skin specialists in order to minimize the appearance of scarring. Before you begin a home remedy, we recommend you have a consultation with our specialist to be sure you choose the most effective scar revision option for your type, size and position of the scar. You may also learn if your scar requires professional treatment to be effectively removed or reduced in appearance.
There are over-the-counter creams and lotions that can be used to prevent the formation of scars, but you should ask our specialist about them before you apply them to your skin. During a consultation, you can ask whatever questions or concerns you may have as we help you determine the best way to treat your scarring.
Whether you are interested in home remedies or professional care, make sure to check with our team of experts at Riverwalk Medical & Wellness before starting any scar revision or prevention regimen. Scars need not be permanent marks on your face, and with the help of oral and topical treatments and other solutions, you may have smooth, clear skin again. Contact us today to book a consultation in Corona, CA and learn more!