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Scar Removal Treatment in Chennai

Scarring is the natural biological healing process that occurs on the injury. They are caused due to wound repair in the skin and changes in the skin tissues. Scars normally result from accidents, diseases, skin conditions such as acne or surgeries. It alters the physical architecture of normal skin or other tissues

Types of Scars

  • Keloid scars - Aggressive healing of any injury results in Keloid Scars. These are often treated with surgery, steroid injections, or silicone sheets by flattening the scar.
  • Contracture scars. These type of scars occur due to burns. They go deeper, affecting muscles and nerves and tightens skin and impairs the ability to move.
  • Hypertrophic scars. These scars are red in color similar to that of keloids but do not transcend the boundary of the injury
  • Acne Scars – These scars appears as red dots mostly on the face, chest, and back. These can be corrected with Medications, Chemical Peels, or if necessary with US FDA approved Laser Treatments.

Scar Removal Treatment

Most scars lead to emotional and psychological stress. When a person becomes very conscious of their scars particularly on their face it leads to low self-esteem and confidence and in extreme cases depression. Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam at Radiance offers best comprehensive treatment with latest (laser or MRF) technologies to tackle the severe consequences of scars. The doctor decides on the type of treatment for the Scar after based on case studies from international publications.

Non-Surgical Treatments include

  • Topical treatments like creams, ointments, or gels are generally used to treat mild scars caused by cuts or different type of injuries or wounds. They help to flatten scars and reduce skin discoloration.
  • Steroid injections - These Injections help to soften the appearance of keloid or hypertrophic scars by flattening the scars.
  • Radiotherapy. This treatment is used to prevent recurrence of severe scars especially for keloid and hypertrophic scarring which has high potential long-term side effects.
  • Filler injections. This treatment is used to raise sunken scars to the level of surrounding skin. The effects of these injections are only temporary, however, and the procedures may need to be regularly repeated.
  • Subcision – it is done by inserting a needle to the depressed area of the skin in order to break the fibrotic bands by a small puncture in the skin. Usually causes minimal discomfort to the patient.
  • Dermabrasion is useful when the scar is raised above the surrounding skin. This treatment involves the removal of the surface of the skin with special equipment.
  • Laser resurfacing - This treatment helps to remove the surface layers of the skin using different types of lasers to achieve more subtle results by working on the collagen in the dermis within the stratum while not removing the higher layers of skines
  • MRF (microneedle Radiofrequency) - MRF increases the collagen formation in the skin thereby correcting scars. It is one of the most advanced treatments available for scar reduction. The tips come with different pin sizes like 25 pin, 49 pin and 85pin. Selection of a pin size depends upon the depth and circumference of the scar. Mild scars require 3 sessions, Moderate scars 4 to 5 sessions and Deep scars 6 to 8 sessions to see a good result.

Surgical Treatments include

  • Surgery is a more invasive process in which the scar tissue is surgically removed or altered with a scalpel in order to treat deeper scars.
  • Skin Grafts and Flaps -Grafts are often taken from fatty areas and are treated on more severe scars, such as contractures and other scars caused by burns.
  • Excision This treatment is used to reposition or reduce the size of the scar, especially Acne.

Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam at Radiance helps you to get a flawless, improved and pleasant skin with comprehensive solutions specially designed with your needs and lifestyle.

Authored By Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam - Dermatology MBBS MD, Chennai