Body scars are unsightly wounds that result from accidents or combat. They are not limited to war, being just as common in the construction industry and as a result, many workers today to contract them out. For some though, body scarring is still a painful issue that they want to be addressed. Whether for cosmetic reasons or because they want to prevent the appearance of more visible tattoos, there is a growing body of medical science that provides methods and treatments for removing body scars.
The most common type of body scar is one that forms on the chest, where the body has been hit by heavy machinery or an object. Although most of these forms are not harmful, they can be emotionally devastating, making some seek medical intervention. Another, less well-known cause of body scarring burns, particularly those that occur at the time of a traumatic incident such as a vehicle accident.
It is important to realize that although the body can heal itself after a trauma, many physical scars cannot be healed without assistance. In fact, the only way to effectively treat some types of body scarring is through surgery. However, the success rate for surgery varies widely, depending largely on the type of car you have and the amount of damage it has incurred. Scarring caused by falls and other physical injury is particularly difficult to repair, and therefore many people with these types of injuries often opt for body replacement surgeries.
Body replacement surgery involves surgically implanting healthy tissue into the injured area. The tissue is not real but is synthetic, designed to mimic the natural skin of the body. This not only prevents any visible scar from being present, but it also allows the body to naturally heal itself, leaving behind a healthy new skin that will be similar to the original. The underlying principle behind this type of surgery is that the body, like its natural skin, needs constant attention to stay healthy and capable of healing itself.
For more serious or severe types of scarring, collagen injections are sometimes used. Collagen injections into the body’s layers of skin to help to reduce and even eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. While they do nothing to address deeper scarring, collagen injections are effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, helping the skin to appear younger and smoother. The most common cosmetic surgery procedure for this type of scarring involves the creation of a synthetic collagen that is injected into the scar. This synthetic collagen has been shown to dramatically improve the appearance of a scar.
If layers of dead skin or tissue cannot be removed through surgery, laser resurfacing may be necessary. Laser resurfacing works by removing the top layers of skin and then creating a smooth surface. Once the scar has healed, a layer of new skin is created to fill in the incisions. Some lasers work better than others, and some scars take longer to heal than others. Most patients choose to undergo laser resurfacing after four to six months of recovery from the surgery.
Another type of cosmetic surgery that can address body scarring is dermabrasion. This procedure reshapes the skin by removing the top layers and gently scraping away at the scarred area. After the procedure, the patient will see a fresh and smoother surface and should not expect to experience any pain. This procedure is very effective in treating deeper scars and helps them to fade and move out to the open. While this surgery does not eliminate a body scar, it does significantly reduce their appearance. This is achieved through the use of special lasers that are designed to remove the rough edges of the scarred area without harming healthy skin cells around it.
It is important to note that many skin care products can be used to fade scars. There is no permanent cure for scarring, but there are ways to treat and improve the appearance of scars. Cosmetic surgery is an option for severe scarring, but it is often unnecessary due to the advances in modern medicine. Laser resurfacing and dermabrasion are two safe and effective procedures that can improve the appearance of old scars. For moderate scarring, consider natural remedies or choose a safe, non-invasive treatment.