Living with a Scar? This Could Improve Your Quality of Life
No one wants to live with a visible scar. It can make us self-conscious about our appearance, and serve as a reminder for the traumatic event or injury that may have caused it. It can make it hard to talk to or meet new people, and negatively affect our face-to-face interactions. But according to a recent article in Science Daily, having effective scar treatment or revision procedure that reduces the appearance of your scar can seriously impact your life for the better.
According to the article, published just this week, scars are the result of some type of disruption to the collagen of the skin, and when too much of that collagen builds up, laser and other types of treatments can be deployed to break up the excess collagen, reducing the visibility of the scar.
If a lack of collagen is the issue, causing a more pitted scar, dermal fillers or laser treatments can be used to plump up that area of the skin.
- Avoid physical or high-impact activity that could aggravate or reopen the scar.
- Protect the scar from too much sun exposure to prevent discoloration that can make the scar more visible
- Apply petroleum jelly to encourage faster healing
You can also contact Dr. Stong and Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation about treatment for your scar.
Dr. Stong offers a wide variety of treatments and procedures from scarring due to trauma, acne, infection, burns, and other conditions, taking into account your skin type, age, where the scar is located, and the type of scar to determine which treatment option would be best for you.If you have questions about our scar revision services, contact our offices today.
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