When your body experiences severe trauma and when this trauma damages multiple layers of your skin, your body responds by healing and creating a scar. Scars can come from a number of sources. Some people develop scars as a result of severe acne. Others develop scars as a result of a severe injury. Others develop scars following surgery. Scars can mar your appearance, and it can be difficult to find an effective scar removal treatment.
There’s nothing that can be done to make the scars disappear 100 percent. However, there are a number of options available that can drastically diminish the appearance of scars. When you select the right scar removal treatment, you will be able to enjoy the many benefits it can provide.
Understanding the Different Types of Scars
Scars come in different shapes and sizes. Once you know the type of scar you have, you are able to better determine which treatment is going to be right for you. Some of the most common types of scars include keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, and contracture scars.
Keloid scars are the scars you get after an injury. They can take on a pink or red appearance. Keloid scars happen when there is excess collagen under your skin. They go beyond the area that was initially injured. Keloid scars can grow very large, and they can have a negative impact on your appearance and your self-esteem.
Hypertrophic scars do not go beyond the area of the initial injury. Many people mistake hypertrophic scars for keloid scars. The truth is that hypertrophic scars are a lot easier to treat than keloid scars.
Contracture scars are scars that people get after they suffer a severe burn. Contracture scars are deep and can make your skin tight. In some cases, they can tighten your skin to the point where your movement is restricted.
Effective Ways to Treat Scars
When a scar develops, it becomes a permanent part of your body. However, there are tools available to minimize the appearance of scars on your skin. Some of the popular tools we can use for professional scar removal at our office include the Dermapen and the Halo laser system.
At VitaNovu, we know that living with scars can be frustrating. They can rob you of your self-confidence and your self-esteem. Thankfully, there are a number of options available for scar removal. Contact us today to book a consultation in Boise and learn more!