SCARS Issue Treatments
Scar is the result of full thickness cut of the skin due to injury, infection or surgery. Cosmetic surgery can improve ugly and disfiguring scars dramatically.
These scars are the result of an overly aggressive healing process. They usually extend beyond the original injury. Over time, a keloid scar may hamper movement. The treatments may include surgery to remove the scar, steroid injections, or silicone sheets to flatten the scar.
Usually the scars will heal rather quickly. It may go away within the course of a few weeks to one or two months. But you may not see final results for up to a year. Individual factors also influence how quickly your body is able to recover from a wound. In older patients, or where the skin is more lax, scars settle more rapidly.
What is the scar tissue?
Scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after healing. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin.
What is the term for the scarring of tissue?
Beneath the skin is a fibrous connective tissue, composed of cells, which after injury are stimulated to grow into granulation tissue, knitting the wound together. Scar tissue is formed by dense masses of granulation tissue. Called also cicatrix.
What is the treatment of scars?
Scar treatments include injections of steroids to reduce inflammation or silicone sheets, which flatten the scar. Acne scars.
Are there permanent scars?
Although scars are permanent, they can fade over a period of up to two years. It is unlikely they will fade any more after this time. Skin wounds can be caused by many things, including: accidental injuries.
- Apply stitches if needed. Cuts that are spread apart or are deep often heal better when they are stitched by a medical professional
- Keep the wound moist
- Don’t fall for the false advertising of scar creams
- Massage the wound
- Avoid the sun
- Let it heal naturally
- Be patient