NEWS & MEDIA
About Scar Removal
Any burns, surgeries, or injury to the skin can result in a scar. Scar formation is the skin’s natural healing process. There are various factors to how your skin will scar. The depth and size of the wound, the location of where the wound is, and your age and ethnicity all play a role in how you will heal. Sometimes scars can thicken beyond what the original scar was and form a keloid. Keloids can be very itchy, painful and have a burning sensation. They are common in individuals with ethnic skin, most common in African Americans.
Scar Removal Q & A
Q. How are scars treated?
A. Treatments for keloids include steroid injections that will reduce the inflammation of the scar, surgical excicion to remove the scar, and laser treatments.
Q. What about new scars?
A. It is beneficial to apply sunscreen and scar creams to new scars to prevent them from getting dark or red.