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Stubborn scar treatments that work! By Dhimant Goleria

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And reveal smooth, blemish-free skin
Scars are a common complaint among people of all ages. These can occur due to accidents falls, boils, abscesses, acne and surgery. Scars are essentially masses of fibrous tissue that are formed when the body is healing after an injury. In the early days scars may be itchy, elevated and red, but over times they tend to fade. However, without intervention, scars never really disappear. Some people remain self-conscious about them, especially if they are on an exposed area such as the face, arm or midriff.
Scar development depends on a number of factors. Some people are genetically predisposed to scarring and develop very visible scars even from tiny wounds like ear piercings. However, even if your skin is resistant to scarring, large wounds like C sections usually leave behind scars. Some areas of the body are more likely to experience significant scarring than others. Typically, areas with high blood supply scar less, while those with low blood supply scar more frequently. This is one of the reasons why most people have more visible scars on their legs, arms, and hands than they do on their face.
There are a number of different kinds of scars. Raised scars are called hypertrophic and these are typically lumpy and raised. These are caused by an overproduction of fibrous collagen tissue during the healing process. This build-up of collagen pushes the scar above the level of the surrounding skin. Severely hypertrophic scars are called keloids. These scars expand beyond the area of the actual wound, and are most commonly found on the ears, shoulders and chest.
Atrophic scars are the opposite of hypertrophic scars. Instead of being raised above the level of the surrounding tissue, they are lower than it. Atrophic scars have a sunken or pitted appearance, and they are formed when the wound causes the loss of structures beneath the skin. Acne scars typically tend to fall into this category, as do chickenpox scars.
Stretch marks are another form of scarring. These marks, also called striae, form when the skin is overstretched. This can happen during periods of growth, extreme weight gain, and it is common for women to develop stretch marks during pregnancy. Teens can also develop these marks when they go through large growth spurts. Stretch marks are common on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and breast, although they can develop in other places as well, and affect men and women equally.
Removing scars can be a complicated process   and depends on how old the scar is, where it’s located, its size and type. Although   it is very difficult to entirely eradicate a scar, there are many ways to   minimize scars so that they look less obvious. In many cases scars can be   made virtually unnoticeable. Whether a scar can be removed or not will depend   on the nature and location of the scar, and the individual’s genetics.
In some instances, scars can be excised in one sitting itself. After excision of a keloid scar, the doctor may suggest a silicone gel sheet, creams or pressure garments to prevent recurrence. A typical keloid is best managed with various drugs such as triamcinolone, 5FU and Botox which is are injected in the keloid over a period of time .Surgery is rarely done as there is a high chance of recurrence and such scars can look worse after surgical removal.
Before any scar removal procedure, educate yourself about the precautions to be followed after the excision, the length of healing or recovery time and what you can do to prevent infection.
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