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When Scars Run Deep: Confidence Issues

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Posted: 11/14/2013 at 3:17 AM   /   by   /   comments (0)

scarPale, dark, and elevated; scars can be very unsightly, and they sap the confidence of many who have them, especially on the face. Scars are damaged tissues that result from wounds and injuries, causing discoloration on the skin. As scars affect the aesthetics of skin, they are one of the worst beauty problems.

Scars resulting from broken or injured skin are a natural part of the body’s healing process. They are the result of the biological process of wound repair in the skin and in the body’s other tissues. Scars are commonly caused by an accident, disease, surgery, injury, or a skin condition like acne.

Not Bad at All

Scars aren’t bad at all, if they’re just small or located in areas of the body that are easy to conceal. When they’re easily noticeable, however, you may look for a way to treat them,to make them go away or at least change how they look. Here’s the truth you need to know: scars will never completely go away, but there are ways that can reduce their size or change their appearance. This is where natural ways, technology,and dermatologists in Metro Manila enter.

How Do Scars Form?

You already know that scars result from wounds that can be caused by a surgery, injury, or accidents. Scars actually form when the dermis, the thick layer of the skin, is damaged. This is where the body forms the protein called collagen to repair the damage, resulting in a scar.There are different types of scars, including hypertrophic scars, keloid scars, contracture scars, and acne scars. Hypertrophic scars appear as red and raised while keloid scars are dark and elevated. Contracture scars result from burns. As a result, they stretch some areas of the skin. Acne scars, on the other hand, can range from deep pits on the face, to angular lines,to a wavelike appearance.

Treatments

Consulting a dermatologist in the Philippines is your best bet if you want to remove scars quickly on certain areas of your body. Dermatological clinics usually offer dermabrasion, laser surgery, and other treatments and operations that can reduce the appearance of scars. You can also use over-the-counter prescription gels, creams, and ointments. These products can be used to treat minor scars caused by cuts or wounds. More advanced treatments include asteroid injections and radiotheraphy.

References:
http://www.yellow-pages.ph/search/dermatologist/metro-manila/
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0801/p253.html
http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/Dr-Beer/article/2012/11/06/id/484402