How To Prevent And Minimize Scarring

Seated Cross LegsDo you have scars that are hurting your self-confidence or detracting from your appearance? Learn more about preventing scars from forming and reducing their appearance in the future.

Prevent Scars From Forming

There are many different kinds of scars that form on the skin.

Acne Scars

There are a few steps you can take to prevent acne scars from forming. Some helpful tips include:

  • Never pop your zits. This ruptures the skin and spread infection which can leave you with more scars.
  • Keep your pores from getting clogged with oil by keeping your hair away from your face. It is also important to avoid touching your face too often.
  • Contact your dermatologist if you have serious problems with acne, the sooner you seek treatment, the less likely you are to get permanent scars.

Other Scars

If a deep incision is made in your skin, it almost always leads to a scar, but the severity of the scar can be significantly reduced. If you accidentally cut yourself in an accident at work or home, seek treatment immediately and ask your doctor about stitches. Getting stiches right away can often significantly reduce the size of a scar. Other scars can come from medical procedures. Cosmetic surgeons will make every effort to hide incisions and keep them small, but other surgeries can lead to larger, more noticeable scars. If you’re recovering from a surgery, carefully follow the instructions given by your doctors about the healing process. In most cases, you’ll need to keep the wound clean and moist. Be sure to avoid excess sun exposure while your skin is healing since sun damage can lead to discoloration and further skin damage.

Reducing The Appearance of Scars

While you can’t always completely prevent a scar from forming, there are a number of things you can do to reduce the appearance of a scar.  Some scars can be easily covered with makeup or clothing and other scars fade over time.

Nowak Aesthetics offers Fraxel Laser skin treatments that can rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of scars. If you’d like to learn more about this treatment and other cosmetic treatments that can improve your skin, schedule a consultation.

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