Scar Modification

Treatment for Scars

There are a variety of treatment options for scar reduction depending on the type of scars

Raised Scars

Hypertrophic or Keloid scars: They are raised or very proud scars either from surgical procedures or acne. Rarely, they can arise spontaneously. They can sometimes be itchy or tender. Steroid injection is the gold standard for reduction of hypertrophic or keloid scars. The treatment is generally repeated every month until the scar is flat. Symptoms of itch and pain often diminish or disappear with treatment. Pulse dye laser may also be useful to reduce the redness of scars.

Depressed Scars

Atrophic scars: They are depressed scars, which can be caused by a variety of injury to the skin such as acne and chickenpox. Various surgical methods such as subcision and punch excision, chemical peels and dermapen microneedling can be used. Fractional non-ablative laser can also be used successfully to treat scars. This can be useful fairly safely in dark skinned individuals.

Scar treatment with DERMAPEN®

This is an innovative micro-needling device for various types of scars. Multiple micro-wounds are made using this device, which stimulates the production of collagen. There is minimal downtime and the treatment is well tolerated. Several sessions are required.

TCA Cross

This treatment is essentially a deep chemical peel done only to the depressed scars. There will be some redness and crusting after treatment. Few treatments are required depends on the depth of the scars.

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