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Although the skin is a dynamic organ capable of regenerating itself after injuries, some injuries cause the skin to heal with scarring. Scars can develop after inflammatory acne, infections, burns, inflammations, injections, surgeries, stretch marks and simple scratches, etc. Other times they can form a raised scar or keloid as a result of too much scar tissue in the wound.
It is impossible to predict how well the skin will heal after any type of trauma as genetics and concomitant health related conditions play a significant and important role in regulating the healing process.
Scar treatment may encompass a variety of methods. Keloids and hypertrophic scars may be treated by a combination of injections, IPL, laser resurfacing treatment, and even Botox. There is not one specific treatment to treat all scars but rather a step wise approach.
Corticosteroid shots are used to treat keloids. The steroid works to help shrink the scar, reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of the keloid returning. Fillers are one of the best options if you have acne scars such as ice pick, boxcar, or rolling scars. These work to fill in the depressed areas of the skin to result in a smooth, even texture and appearance.
Cryotherapy: This can be used to treat Keloids by essentially freezing it, thereby reducing the hardness and size.
CO2 laser treatment: Lasers and light treatments can remove excess redness, pink, and brown discoloration of the scar. CO2 laser resurfacing is typically reserved from moderate to severe acne scarring, traumatic scars, and burn scars.
Microneedling and PRP: Microneedling is particularly helpful for acne scarring in all skin types and when combined with PRP produces an even greater enhanced result by promoting cell regeneration.
In general, the appearance of scars can be greatly improved but not completely removed. Early scar treatment is key, and should be treated at the time of occurrence.
Each patient is treated individually and the treatment plan designed is tailored for each person.