Scarred for life continued
Severe hypertrophic and keloid scars may in some instances be treated with steroid injections that can help to flatten and smooth the scar area. In addition, current research shows that these types of scars respond well to new non-invasive patch treatments.
?When my doctor told me I needed to have a largish mole removed from my breast, I freaked out. I scar really easily and the last thing I wanted was a big scar there! Not long after things had fully healed, I heard about a product called Elastoplast Scar Reduction patches could help reduce big, red scars. The patches are soft and self-adhesive. You cut them to fit the size of the scar and you are supposed to wear them at least 12 hours a day for 8 weeks. It was easy to keep up the treatment because you just replace the patch each morning after you?ve showered. After one month I noticed that the scar had become flatter and definitely a lighter pink in colour. After the second month I was so excited, the scar had really improved. Definitely $40 well spent.? Sally, 30.
It?s important to note that no scar can ever disappear entirely. Scars usually improve in appearance, naturally over time. But if you?d like to give nature a little bit of a hurry up, there are a few treatments that may put a smile on your face a little sooner. And while you may never learn to love your scars, in time you may grow to accept them as part of the unique package that makes you you!