Treatment for Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars
The proper way to treat your scar will depend on its type, size, location, and texture. The following may be helpful in reducing the appearance of or eliminating your scarring.
- Some minor scars can be lightened with bleaching medication.
- Dermabrasion and laser therapy treatments resurface the skin, which can reduce the appearance of scars.
- For scars that are sunken in, injecting them with a dermal filler can raise them and put them in line with the rest of your skin.
- Two procedures known as W-Plasty and Z-Plasty can also be performed. During this treatment, our plastic surgeon cuts flaps along the scar and is able to reposition it into your body’s natural creases.
- Some scars can be surgically removed, and a healthy skin graft can be put in its place.
- 100% pure silicone has been used for years to prevent or improve the appearance of scars. Typically, a soft silicone gel sheet that covers the wound is what is used at medical centers and burn clinics. Thanks to Pur-Sil there is a formula of equal efficacy that can be used in the privacy of your own home. This topical gel is available for purchase through our online store. It will leave your scar feeling soft, silky, flatter, and less red.