What Options Are Available for Scar Reduction?

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There are many reasons why someone could develop scars on their body. These scars could have come from previous surgeries, accidents, or burns.

Even though many people have scars, scarring can often cause a lack of self-esteem — many people avoid wearing clothing that shows their scars.

Luckily, there are scar reduction treatments available to help reduce the appearance of scars. Each method comes with advantages and limitations, so it is essential to understand all your options before moving forward with one.

Which Options Are Available for Scar Reduction?

Scar Revision Surgery

Some scars can be surgically excised and repaired. At the same time, an injection of corticosteroid with or without 5-Fluorouracil helps to prevent a hypertrophic or keloid scar from re-forming.

Nanofat Scar Reduction

Nanofat grafting is a type of fat grafting using stem cells. This procedure can help to improve overall skin texture and reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and skin discoloration.

Nanofat is an emulsified and filtered fat from your own body that is injected directly or intradermally into the skin tissue. The advantage of a nanofat procedure is that it helps to introduce regenerative properties without creating new scars.

Nanofat treatments are recommended for all skin types.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, also known as PRP, has many applications, including scar reduction. PRP has been scientifically proven to treat damaged tissues, such as skin tissue.

PRP starts by taking blood from the patient, processing it, and injecting the platelet-rich liquid into the scarred area. Additionally, PRP treatments are often combined with stem cells for increased chances of noticeable results.

PRP is not a suitable choice for people with certain skin conditions or blood disorders.

Consult with your doctor to ensure PRP is right for you.

Scar Reducing Creams

If PRP or nanofat treatments don’t feel like the right fit, you may consider a scar reduction cream.

There are creams available that can help scars fade over time. These creams typically only work for relatively fresh scars. Additionally, it is important to note that scar reduction creams take longer to work and are usually less effective than nanofat or PRP treatments.

Which Scar Reduction Method Should I Choose?

Ultimately, the choice for scar reduction treatments needs to be made on a case-by-case basis. Factors such as the scar size, coloring, depth, and more all play a role in deciding which treatment will be most effective.

Consult with your plastic surgeon to understand which option is right for you.

Get Scar Reduction Today With the Stem Cells Doctors of Beverly Hills

Come in today for a consultation on your scarring. You don’t have to live with a scar that makes you feel insecure or unconfident. We have a solution for you! Book your appointment today.

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