Treatment for Surgical and Traumatic Scars

What are Surgical and Traumatic Scars?

They are scars that are formed as a result of a major surgery or accidents like cuts and burns. When you undergo a surgery, which involves a lot of sutures and staples, you are likely to have a scar in the region. Similarly, large cuts and burns and compound fractures can also result in prominent scars in the affected area.

Traumatic scars are formed in the same manner as acne scars or any other type of scars for that matter. Your skin produces collagen fibers as part of the natural wound healing process. The way the collagen tissues are aligned, however, is different from the way normal skin tissues are aligned. Also, in most cases, the amount of collagen produced by your skin is either too little or too much, which results in the formation of atrophic and hypertrophic scars.

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Is it Possible to Remove Surgical and Traumatic Scars?

Yes, it is possible to reduce and remove surgical and traumatic scars to a great extent. While natural remedies and topical applications are not effective in such cases, cosmetic procedures like dermabrasion, chemical peeling, and laser treatment are known to deliver results.

Dermabrasion is a process in which the upper layer of the skin is scrapped away, allowing new skin tissues to form and replace the affected area. Chemical peeling is a similar process in which a chemical solution is used to peel away the upper layer of the skin. These procedures are generally recommended to treat scars on the face.

To treat scars that cover a large area, in other parts of the body, laser treatment is considered the best choice.

How Does Laser Scar Removal Treatment Work?

In this process, targeted laser beams are used to break down the tissues in the scarred region. The laser penetrates your skin, remodels the collagen fibers concentrated in the scarred area, and also triggers the production of new collagen fibers. As a result, the scars diminish greatly and your skin tone and texture improves considerably.

Surgical and traumatic scars often require a number of laser treatments, as the scars cannot be removed at the very first attempt. The duration of each session and the number of sessions usually depends on the type and extent of scars you have and your skin type.

Choosing a Dermatologist for Laser Treatment

The first thing you need to do is consult a good dermatologist. If you live in the Tri-city area of Chandigarh, Mohali, and Panchkula, you have an excellent skin care specialist in the form of Dr. Harmandeep Sidhu. Specializing in a wide variety of anti-aging, scar removal, and other cosmetic procedures, Dr. Sidhu is one of the leading experts who have been at the forefront of dermatological innovation in the country.

Dr. Sidhu is the founder of Athena Skin & Laser Clinic, which is the leading skin care clinic in Chandigarh today. Such is her expertise in dermatology that even people from other parts of the country and from many countries from around the world visit the clinic to get treated for various skin and hair problems.

If you are looking to get rid of surgical and traumatic scars on your body, get in touch with Dr. Sidhu today and take the first step towards removing those unsightly scars and improving your appearance.

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Caring for Your Skin as You Grow Old – An Easy-to-Follow Skincare Guide for Older Women

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As you age, so does your skin. Women, in particular, age faster than men. So, as a woman, you need to take better care of your skin to look good for your age.

Tips for Healthy, Younger Looking Skin

  • Wear sunscreen regularly. Too much exposure to the sun, particularly as you grow old, can be harmful to your skin. For best results, choose a sunscreen that suits our skin type. If you have oily skin, choose a gel or water based sunscreen. If you have dry skin, choose a moisturizing sunscreen. If you have sensitive skin, it is good to choose a hypoallergenic, fragrance-free sunscreen.
  • Exfoliate your skin regularly. The outer layer of your skin accumulates dead cells and becomes thicker over time. As a result, even if you apply the best of face creams and lotions, your skin will find it difficult to absorb the nutrients. So, exfoliate your skin at least one or two times a week using a gentle facial scrub.
  • Use a moisturizer. It is one of the easiest ways to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For best results, use an organic product, which is free of harsh chemicals and other harmful ingredients.
  • Do not fret about getting old. Constant worry can lead to stress, which can wreak havoc on your hormonal system and affect your skin health adversely. Meditate every day. Work out or do yoga at least three times a week. Remember – you are only as old as you feel. So, stay cheerful and happy.

Anti-Aging Treatments for Older Women

There are a number of anti-aging treatments available to help you get a younger, more attractive look. Your choices include

Botox – Botox shots relax your facial muscles and prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermal Fillers – These are natural collagen wrinkle fillers that smoothen out the skin by erasing lines and wrinkles.

Microdermabrasion – This is a procedure in which the outer layer of the skin is scraped away, which results in the formation of new, younger looking skin with even skin tone.

Laser Skin Resurfacing – This method uses laser beams to destroy the molecular bonds of the damaged skin cells on your face. Once the damaged outer layer is gone, your skin rejuvenates itself by producing new skin cells.

Consulting a Dermatologist

Your skin health depends on a number of factors like skin type, genetics, diet, lifestyle, and your overall health, including any underlying health conditions. So, only a skincare expert can examine you thoroughly and tell you what needs to be done to improve your skin condition.

If you are looking for a qualified and experienced dermatologist in Chandigarh, you should get in touch with Dr. Harmandeep Sidhu. Dr. Sidhu is one of the leading dermatologists and surgeons in the country today. She has worked in the leading hospitals in the region as a consultant dermatologist and has participated and spoken at a number of international conferences.

She is the founder of Athena Skin & Laser, a full-service skin care clinic in Chandigarh. You can contact her to know how you can take good care of your skin and improve your appearance with the help of various cosmetic procedures.