Scar treatment is a practice that aims to remove brown or tan marks on the injured area for various reasons and to provide color equality in the area. Wounds usually heal leaving scars. Especially in high-energy injuries such as an accident, large and deep scars may remain in the area. When these marks are in areas that attract attention quickly, such as the face, the person may feel uncomfortable in his social life and his self-confidence may be negatively affected.
What is Scar Treatment? How to Remove Scars?
The healing process of wounds may not be the same for everyone. In some people, the wound heals so thinly that it is not visible, while in some people it can heal significantly. Many factors such as the person’s age, gender, skin structure, health status, skin type can be determinative here.
The main aim of scar treatment is to prevent the scar from worsening. But it’s also possible to treat worsening scars. The treatment method is determined according to the condition of the scars. Commonly used methods in scar treatment;
- Silicone sheet: With the silicone sheet, which consists of a soft and flexible layer, the absorption property of the upper part of the skin is applied to the skin and thus the healing of the scar tissue is ensured. Its sticky side easily adheres to the body and, thanks to its special structure, allows the skin to receive oxygen and moisture.
- Intralesional steroid injection: The administration is mostly done with a fine-tipped injector or with the help of it. It is applied by injecting steroid drugs into the wound. It is a mostly preferred method especially in keloid treatment.
- Scar revision: It is the process of making the scar less obvious. In the treatment, surgical or non-surgical method can be used alone, or it can be used in addition to other methods.
- Lipofilling (fat filling): Fat tissue taken from another part of the body is injected into the scar and applied. It can be preferred mostly in sunken-pit scars.
- PRP treatment: It is a treatment method applied in the form of injection of the blood taken from the person to the injured tissue, which is planned to be treated in the body, by undergoing various procedures. Thus, the healing process of the wound can be accelerated.
How Many Sessions Does Scar Treatment Take? In How Many Months Do Scars Go?
The scar formation process can take several years. In this process, it is possible to positively affect the appearance of scars. Scar treatment can begin after the wound has healed. How long the treatment process will take and how many sessions will be required can be determined by the specialist physician according to the scar and the treatment method to be applied. The treatment time and the number of sessions may not be the same for each scar and for each patient.
How Are Facial Scars Treated?
The scars that bother the person most often are the ones on the face. With aesthetic concerns, people want to get rid of these traces. Since wounds on the face can also cause skin diseases, it is important to treat them. A single method may not be mentioned in the treatment of facial scars. The method suitable for the type of scar, age, gender, health status and skin type of the person can be determined by the specialist physician.
What is Keloid? How Is Keloid Treated?
Keloid, which is a firm and elastic formation with the appearance of a pink, red or tan irregular lump; It is caused by the body’s overproduction of cells during the healing process of wounds.
Conditions that may cause keloid formation;
- Post-surgical wound infection
- Sewing very hard stitches
- Foreign body in the wound
However, it may occur spontaneously after a minor trauma for no reason but only due to genetic predisposition. It can occur visibly, mostly about a few months after the healing of the injured area tissue.
In the treatment of keloid, surgical intervention is not preferred unless it is very necessary. Mostly preferred methods are:
- Intralesional Steroid Treatment: It is done by injecting cortisone into the wound. More successful results can be obtained when applied together with cryotherapy. It is one of the main methods used in the treatment of keloid.
- Medication: It can be treated with cortisone keloid creams, retinoid creams, imuquimod, silicone-containing creams and dressings.
- Cryotherapy (Ice Treatment): With this method, keloids can be flattened. More effective results can be obtained when applied together with cortisone treatment.
- Laser Keloid Treatment: Successful results can be obtained, especially when applied together with cortisone treatments into keloids.
How is the Treatment of Sunken (Pit) Scars Performed?
Some scars may appear prominent and sunken below the skin level. These scars are also called atrophic scars. It can mostly be seen as a result of lesions such as acne. The collapsed appearance of such scars can be corrected by filling the tissue below the skin level. This treatment method is called wound filling. More than one session can be applied to fill the pits. As a result of treatment, the appearance of sunken scars can be corrected.