The largest organ in the human body is the skin. The skin gets damaged through the day to action of living. Tearing, burning, and acne leave the skin scarred and pitted. Scars are not very attractive and do nothing for self-esteem. A small scar is not a bad thing if it is hidden, but scars from accidents and acne are often very visible and embarrassing.

What is a Scar?

 

Scarring occurs as the skin heals itself. The types and location of the scars are different depending on how they occur and the body’s own natural ability to heal.

 

What are the different types of Scars?

 

Acne Scars

Acne scars can be small pinpricks that are hardly noticeable to large pits. Scar removal laser treatment is available to help you eliminate the need for makeup or covering up with clothing. The acne scar laser treatment occurs at the local dermatologist.

Contracture Scars

A contracture scar is one acquired through a burn accident. These often affect the muscles underneath the skin which require delicate surgeries.

Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars are red raised scars above the regular level of the skin. Treatments include steroid injections or silicone sheets to smooth out the anomaly.

 Keloid Scars

Keloid scars occur when old scars like surgery scars continue to heal. They often restrict movement and are very unattractive.

Removal Treatment

Treatment for scars can leave a person better physically and mentally. There are several treatment options, and the one that works best for the scar is the right one.

 

These treatments include:

 

Creams, ointments, Gels

There are different cosmetics that will help fade or smooth out scars. There are event prescription scar treatments and steroids that will reduce the appearance of scars. A doctor can recommend what would work best though over-the-counter products are a good place to start.

Injections

Steroid injections are good for scars that are not smooth like Keloids. They require the surface of the skin to be smooth before additional treatments work.

Surgical Removal

Scar removal treatments include surgery, including skin grafts, dermabrasion, and laser surgery. These types of surgeries work best for types of scars that reduce mobility or functions. The surgeries can fix the problems associated with various long term deep scars.

At Miami Vein Center our  Dr. Susan Fox is here to serve you better.  If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment with us, contact us today!