The scars of the past – time does not heal all wounds

Almost everyone bears marks on their body – as signs of injuries, burns or as a result of operations that have left scars. Scars tell stories from our past and yet are often perceived as disturbing and as a blemish. Especially today, the aesthetic sensation is very pronounced in most people.

Wound healing and scarring

Scarring is basically, first of all, a completely natural protective reaction of the body in order to injured Skin site to close as quickly as possible and thereby protect the body. Here, however, in the scarring is the Protective function in the foreground. The body does not pay attention to aesthetic aspects when forming scars. The scar tissue does not necessarily adapt to the structure of the rest of the skin environment, it has no pigments and no hair follicles and no glands for sebum or sweat production. The scar is therefore a simple, expedient repair measure of the body.

Ideally, the scar remains small and inconspicuous, adapts well to the skin environment in surface texture and does not deviate far in color.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Depending on where the scar is formed, the individual healing process and the cause, a scar can be very noticeable and cause both deep dents in the body as well as bulge-like Elevations produce. Particularly when very conspicuous scars occur on very exposed parts of the body, they can become a real burden for the patient.

What the patient can do himself for good wound healing

Depending on the type of scar and its cause, there is much that can be done to ensure a good healing process.

In the case of injuries or after surgery, scarring is usually complete after two weeks. The patient can be helped by regular massages of the scar ensure that it develops inconspicuously and that pain, itching or feelings of tension are reduced or absent.

There are for it good Resourcessuch as scar creams or plasters. They help to keep the scar tissue well moisturized, protect the wound from inflammation and inhibit further formation of scar tissue with active ingredients. The scar should also be protect from sunlight, since the scar tissue does not Melanin can form more.

Often the complete scarring is only after one year completely completed. Particularly in the first few weeks, the scar tissue should be spared and not subjected to excessive tension or pressure, e.g. through sports or strenuous physical activities. If the scar is subjected to excessive stress during this time, this can stimulate the body to form even more scar tissue, which can grow into unsightly bulges.

The possibilities of modern medicine

In the case of very deep scars and very bulging scars, however, the only help is often a visit to the dermatologist or a Correction by plastic surgery. Today, there is a wide range of options for treating conspicuous scars and visually correcting them. excellent Results to achieve.

Depending on the type of scar, both deep-seated scars and bulge-like scars can be treated by various forms of treatment through both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Surgical correction of the scar

Severe and conspicuous scars not only disturb the aesthetic sensation, they can also be very limiting and disturbing have an effect on physical function. Wherever the skin is very much in use, e.g. in joints, a scar can restrict mobility and lead to pain.

In these cases, it is often a good idea to correct the scar surgically and remove the old scar tissue in order to achieve a better Scarring to be able to achieve. The procedure is usually performed with local anesthesia and can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Non-surgical correction of the scar

Especially in cases of excessive scar growth, a Cortisone injection can help. This inhibits the formation of further scar tissue and can stop the often unpleasant itching.

In the case of deep-seated scars and dimples, the use of Injections very good results can be achieved. New filling products, as a further development of the very proven hyaluronic acid, can develop a large volume and achieve a very good adaptation to the rest of the skin surface in very deep scars.

Also a Laser treatment can be very helpful for some types of scars. The laser can remove protruding scar tissue in raised scars and make the scar blend in better with the rest of the skin. The depth effect of the laser allows wide scars to be contracted at the surface, making them less visually noticeable.

All non-surgical treatments can be outpatient can be performed.

Is a noticeable scar bothering you and you want to improve it visually or functionally?

Contact us. The practice of Dr. Bernard for plastic and aesthetic surgery has a profound experience in the Treatment of various types of scars and has a wide range of procedures available.