Scar Removal is a cosmetic procedure to improve or reduce the appearance of scars. Scar Removal also restores function and corrects skin changes caused by an injury, wound or previous surgery.
A surgical operation can cause scars, acne, skin grafting or from an injury to the skin. Treatment of these scars done by reducing redness and their appearance using a range of skin treatments.
Types of Scars:
- Keloid scars are larger than hypertrophic scars. They can be painful or itchy, and may also pucker. They extend beyond the edges of an original wound or incision. Keloids can occur anywhere on your body, but they develop more commonly where there is little underlying fatty tissue, such as on the face, neck, ears, chest or shoulders.
- Contracture Scars are scars that restrict movement due to skin and underlying tissue that pull together during healing. They can occur when there is a significant amount of tissue loss, such as after a burn. Contractures also can form where a wound crosses a joint, restricting movement of the fingers, elbows, knees or neck.
- Hypertrophic Scars are thick clusters of scar tissue that develop directly at a wound site. They are red and thick and did not go beyond the wound area.
- Acne Scar: The body causes Acne Scar effectively putting too much effort into healing the wounds caused by acne.
Scar Removal Procedure
Use of creams, ointments, or gels. These products can treat scars that are caused by cuts or other injuries or wounds. Often, treatments can include steroids or certain antihistamine creams for scars that cause itching and are very sensitive. Your doctor can also recommend or use pressure treatment or silicone gel sheeting to help treat scars.
- Surgical removal or treatment. There are many options to treat deeper scars depending on your particular case. These include skin grafts, excision, dermabrasion, or laser surgery. In a skin graft, the surgeon uses skin from another area of your body. This is often used with people who’ve had burns. If you’ve got scarring that impairs function, surgery can help address the functional problems. If you’ve recently had surgery that has caused scars, it is best to wait at least one year before making a decision about scar treatment. Many scars fade and become less noticeable over time.
- Injections. You may get steroid injections to treat scars that stick out, such as keloids or hypertrophic scars. Your doctor may use this on its own or with other treatments.
Cost of Scar Removal Treatment
In general cost of scars, removal varies from $150 to $700 depending upon the type of treatment, other factors and one geographic area to another.
Scar revision is a highly individualized procedure and is a good option if:
- Anyone bothered by a scar anywhere on the body.
- A person is physically healthy and does not smoke.
- You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for your scar revision surgery.
- You do not have active acne or other skin diseases in the area of treatment.