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At some point, everyone develops a scar due to some incident. It could be because of suffering from acne in your teen years or because of a certain accident. For some, scars are a symbol of the past and they actually like their appearance. However, for many of us, scars are nothing but painful reminders of something we do not want to think about. If you want to get rid of your scars, you would first like to determine which type of scar you have. There are basically three types of scars – flat, atrophic, and hypertrophic. Each type is different from the other which is why different types of treatments are employed for correcting them.
◦ These are the least uncomfortable type of scars and the easiest to heal.
◦ A flat scar can occur from minor injuries, burns etc. These are light in color and even with the texture of your skin.
◦ These scars do not impair any movement and can be treated easily using natural remedies.
◦ Application of Kojic acid based fade creams is a great and effective way to reduce the appearance of flat scars from acne.
◦ There are several other gels also available for facilitation of the healing of flat scars.
◦ One can also get laser treatment for flat scar removal.
◦ Atrophic scars or indented scars produce indentations in the skin.
◦ These are deep and are a result of degradation of the skin's surface.
◦ It is difficult to heal these type of scars as they are a result of the destruction of the skin's underlying structure.
◦ Atrophic scar removal is usually only possible with laser and filler treatment.
◦ Laser treatment encourages the production of new collagen which makes the skin tighten and visibly reduces the indentations.
◦ If laser itself is not effective, filler injections will do the deed. Filler injections inject a filler substance in these indentations and fill them up for a more evened out look.
◦ Extreme cases may impose the necessity of surgery but in usual cases, laser and filler treatments should suffice.
◦ Hypertrophic scars are the opposite of atrophic scars – they are raised instead of being depressed.
◦ These scars are formed as the result of overproduction of collagen because of injured skin.
◦ To treat these scars, you need to first reduce the inflammation and flatten their appearance.
◦ The flattened scar can then be treated using a variety of techniques.
◦ Silicon sheets and steroid injections are used to flatten the appearance of these scars and make them more likely to be treated.