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Surgical scars A brief know-how

About


Often surgical procedures leave behind nasty looking scars and marks on the body, which may need to be removed for cosmetic purposes.
Its a hoax that scars turn lighter in due course and fade away - infected wounds, hypertrophic scars are some examples of scars which persist without any special treatment. 


-- Usually self-diagnosable
-- Isnt contagious - doesnt spread easily
-- Lab tests or imaging rarely required
-- Medium to long-term - may take years for scars to fade


Surgeries often beget scars which take a long time to fade. Scars vary in appearance, some may have a pitted appearance, others can be visible as stretched skin.


Ages affected - Between 0 and 25: Less often; Between 25 and 55: Predominant; 55 and above: More often


Symptoms


People may experience:
Effect on the skin - may disfigure skin, itches, rashes
Also common - Anxiety due to spoiled appearance of oneself


Treatments


Self-care:
Ointments and skin creams such as Mederma and Bio Oil are hugely popular in making scars less noticeable and fading them away.


Medications:
Following are some techniques recommended by doctors to improve the appearance of skin affected by scars:
1) Dermabrasion
2) Treatments such as Vitamin E or cocoa butter cream
3) Prescription creams, or gels


Specialists:
We suggest patients to consult dermatologists and surgeons on the mfine (www.mfine.co) platform for great advice and treatment. Come onboard for a holistic treatment package.

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