Scars tell the stories of our lives. But some of these stories leave behind ugly reminders. Scars can form in many different ways and when they do they can change the color of your skin, raise the skin causing a keloid or leave a divot or hole.
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Regardless of how scars found there way onto your body or how they deformed the skin there are three easy steps to properly care for your skin after an injury for the best possible chance of scar reduction and scar removal.
1. Use a Wound Healing Ointment and Keep the Area Covered.
Whether you needed stitches in the skin due to a surgery, had a deep cut that requires a few Band-Aids, or have road rash from a car accident, using an ointment based wound-healing agent as simple as Neosporin immediately after a traumatic injury will keep the area moist and scab free. By reducing the possibility of forming a scab you reduce the possibility of scarring.
Ointments are preferred over creams as ointments penetrate better into the skin and create a better barrier that allows healthy cells the flourish to the surface, resulting in more effective healing. An added covering such as a Band-Aid gauze or wrap will keep the ointment in place and add extra protection from the air.
If you are not using Neosporin then you should also be sure that your healing ointment contains ingredients that help to kill germs and protect against infection.
2. Fractionated Laser Treatment
Fractional laser treatments is recommended immediately after the wound has closed, before scar tissue has the chance to settle in. It is also an excellent treatment to get rid of scars that have been there for years.
Although you’ve taken your best precautions against scar formation by using a treatment ointment, your body’s natural response to heal a traumatic injury is to stimulate a sporadic and chaotic production of blood flow, new skin cells and melanin to the surface to heal wounds. An over production of either one of these can result in a dark red looking scar, a raised scar also called a keloid, or a darkened pigmented scar.
Wheather it is used on a new skin injury or for removing old scars, fractional laser treatment will cause a controlled wound back into the skin to stimulate a natural healing response allowing the skin to rebuild to its natural state of texture and color therefore causing scar removal.
3. Apply Scar Revision Cream
Scar revision creams are the third and final step to take to remove the remembrance of your skin injury. Scar revision creams can and should contain any of the following ingredients to erase the last visual signs of scarring. Vitamin K to reduce redness, Hydroquinone or natural skin lightening agents such as kojic acid and lactic acid to reduce excess pigment and Retinol-A or alpha hydroxyl acids such as glycolic acid to resurface and retexture the skin.
If these three easy steps are taking from start to finish then your chances of clear skin are very high. At Denver Laser Solutions we have extreemly reasonable pricing for our Scar Reduction Treatments starting at $99/treatment. If you're looking for help in eliminating an ugly scar on your face or body please don't hesitate to ask for more information with an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-807-4333. You may also get started right away and easily book your first appointment online.