What is Scar Reduction?
When there is an unusual protuberance or depression on the skin, it is known as a scar. It can be natural or caused by any burn, injury, accident or unfortunate trauma like accidents, etc. The formation or occurrence of a scar is the natural part of a healing process. Scars cannot vanish entirely. These can only be reduced or change the appearance without altering any other part of the skin. Scars can be reduced from the skin of all body parts. It is just that some parts take more time like the skin on bones as compared to some other.
Scars Reduction Procedures
Dermaroller is a tool which is based on the principle of micro-needling. Micro-needling uses collagen induction theory. Dermaroller contains hundreds of microneedles which helps in reducing your scars and relaxes the skin by collagen production, making your skin glow. Dermarollers are available in different sizes and must be chosen depending upon what type of scar you have, for example, acne, surgical scars, skin discoloration, wrinkles, etc. Micro-needling through dermarollers helps skin revitalization without causing any other damage or side effects.
- CO2 Lasers
Laser treatment is a sophisticated and advanced technology which is performed by the dermatologists that helps in reducing the scars significantly and can even vanish them, depending on the size and kind. The procedure is also known as Laser Resurfacing. Thick, large and deeper scars can be reduced or removed efficiently by Carbon Dioxide Laser treatment. The advanced CO2 lasers make microscopic holes in the deeper layers of the skin. Here, collagen is transferred to the skin cells that help to build healthy and acne free skin. This is all due to healthy collagen. It penetrates deep into the skin and removes all the scars from the roots.
- If you have any mouth ulcers or cold sores, you should not forget to inform your doctor. Lasers usually affect those.
- If you smoke, you should quit or stop smoking at least 20 days before the treatment.
During The Procedure
The doctor will treat the targeted area or your full face through micro-needling or CO2 laser.
You may feel itching for 48 hours after the treatment. You can ask your doctor beforehand what creams to apply.
Side Effects of Scar Removal
- Itching and stinging
- Bacterial infection
- Change in skin pigmentation
Full face treatment usually takes three hours. After a day, you will be required to clean the skin thoroughly and visit the doctor for a final check-up. Again the sessions to be taken depend upon your skin condition.
Remember to get this procedure done only from an expert cosmetic dermatologist or a top skin specialist.