Scar Management

What is scar management?

Scars appear on the skin after damage inflicted to the tissue. Due to the depth of scars, most of the times the marks remain on the skin even after the scars are healed. The process of treating the affected area to make the vestigial mark less visible is known as scar management. There are several ways in which a scar can be treated. Often this depends on the patient and to what extents they want to go to treat the scar.

What is scar management for?

Scars can at times restrict the movement of certain parts of the body.  Scars (especially new scars) can also feel itchy around the affected area. In many cases, there might also be pain involved. Early on scars can be managed and treated by restricting germs from entering in the area. Once a scar has set though other methods (other than prevention) must be used to manage and reduce the scarred area.

What is the process of scar removal like?

To improve the appearance of a scar or to make it look less prominent, injections are often administered over a period of time. These intervals could vary from days to weeks, depending on the case. Other procedures such as radiotherapy, skin needling, dermal fillers, laser therapy and pressure dressing for scars are also used for the same purpose of reducing redness and treating the scar by making its edges soft with the aim of making its appearance less evident. If the patient wants a faster result other procedures can be used to remove scars completely. For such patients, cosmetic surgery is recommended.

 


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