Many of us in our lives are faced with injuries, cuts, wounds that leave scars or scars. Some of them are practically invisible and do not cause inconvenience to their owners. Others, on the contrary, are located in a conspicuous place, which is why they cause a lot of embarrassment and anxiety.
Getting rid of old scars is a rather lengthy and complex process. Scars can completely disappear only after plastic surgery, which involves transplantation of a skin flap. Sometimes part of the scar dries up, while it becomes much narrower and more invisible. The operation is performed under general or local anesthesia in a hospital setting. The rehabilitation period usually does not exceed one month.
There are other methods of getting rid of old scars. Depending on the depth of tissue damage and the origin of the scar, choose one or a combination of methods. One of them - dermabrasion, or mechanical peeling - involves removing the top layer of the skin using special milling brushes. Using this method, you can completely get rid of small scars, but it is very painful and traumatic: together with the top layer of the skin, part of the capillaries can be removed, which leads to bleeding.
Microdermabrasion, unlike the previous method, is less painful, since the treatment is not so deep, and the blood vessels are not affected. Most often it is used to get rid of acne scars. This method is effective only in the conditions of beauty salons and offices. Home kits for conducting microdermabrasion practically do not give results.
You can get rid of old scars using laser resurfacing. Its action resembles a peeling and is also suitable for shallow scars.
In some cases, the scar can be removed through the use of various creams and ointments that have resolving effects. The course of treatment with such drugs is quite long, it can reach six months. However, this method is painless and practically has no contraindications.
There are also such methods of getting rid of scars as cryodestruction (treatment with liquid nitrogen), beech therapy (use of X-rays), as well as alternative methods (treatment with honey, wax, aromatic oils, etc.).