If you have scars from acne, an injury or surgery and you would like to minimize their appearance but don’t want to have more surgery, you may be interested in non-surgical scar removal options. There are different types of scars, including keloid or raised scars, ice pick scars, depressed scars and scars with a different skin texture and color than the surrounding skin. Surgery is one option for having scars removed, but if you don’t like the idea of surgery, you may consider one of the many non-surgical scar removal options.
There are several non-surgical scar removal options, including:
Injections of cortisone – this is a good option for flattening and shrinking very firm or hard scars. Cortisone is a steroid and may require several treatments to get the results you want. It is the most effective treatment for keloid and hypertrophic scars because it softens this type of scar and makes it shrink.
Dermabrasion – this scar removal treatment removes the top layers of skin where shallow scars are. It will remove the scar tissue, which allows the skin to produce new collagen and elastin so the surface of the skin looks smooth again. Microdermabrasion is a milder form of the technique and only removes dead skin cells. This may work for small, shallow scars but will not be enough to remove or reduce the appearance of deep scars.
Home remedies – before trying any home remedies, we recommend you get the professional opinion of our specialist. You may spend months using a home remedy that has little or no effect. The above treatments work if you get the right one, and you can only do that through an expert.
While these non-surgical treatments may be done in just a few minutes to a half an hour, the skin may take weeks or even months to reach the optimum results, especially if you need more than one treatment. You may require a month a few weeks between each treatment.
When you meet our qualified professional, your scars will be examined and a course of treatment may be prescribed. There are several non-surgical scar removal options available at Dr. Usal’s office that can significantly reduce the appearance of your scar wherever it is on your body. We are conveniently located in Paramus, NJ and Istanbul. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!