Scar Treatment: What are My Options?
Scars are signs that the body has healed itself of an injury, but for many people, a scar can be an embarrassing blemish that inhibits their social and professional life. This is especially true if the scar is on the face. Luckily, scar treatment options are available to drastically fade the appearance of them.
The best way to treat a scar depends on the type of scar it is. Atrophic scars look depressed and may be darker than the surrounding skin. Some types of acne scars are atrophic. Hypertrophic scars occur when the body lays down too much tissue over the wound as it heals. Like atrophic scars, they’re darker than the skin around them. Deep burns result in contracture scars, which are caused when skin and tissue are destroyed. They have a shiny look and are so tight that they can inhibit the body part, such as the hand, from normal movement.
Keloid scars are also the result of the body over-producing tissue over the wound, but they grow beyond the margins of the wound. They are thick, dark, and noticeably raised above the skin.
There are home remedies that you may have tried to lessen the appearance of scars. However, these treatments can really only go so far. Dr. Lay or one of our specialists can treat more significant scars with surgery. It’s important to note that scar treatment promises no complete erasure. Any scar treatment is designed to drastically reduce the appearance of scars. Our professionals love helping our patients reduce the appearance of scars and other skin issues, and we can help you determine if scar treatment can work for you.
If you have been using over-the-counter creams and products to try and reduce the look of your scars without success, we invite you to make an appointment at the office of Chase Lay, MD in San Jose. Contact us today to book your consultation and learn more about your options!