Scar Removal Cream

Advantages and Disdvantages to Scar Removal Cream

Many individuals use a scar removal cream with the hopes that scars will fade away over time. Scars are formed when the deep layer of the skin, known as the dermis, is damaged. New collagen is then formed to help repair the damage the skin has sustained, and a scar is formed. These scars can either be raised or flat. To many, these scars are unsightly, or they could itch and be painful. On average, scars can take 6 months to two years to heal, but if they are unsightly to look at, many individuals will want to do something about it much faster.

Scar removal cream is one option that many turn to when they would like to have scars go away. Scar removal creams are loaded with vitamins and extracts to help repair the skin. They penetrate deep into the skin, where the skin has sustained the damage, moisturizing the skin and ensuring the skin has elasticity. The oils will hydrate the skin, making the skin appear to be healthier.

Are there any advantages to using scar removal cream? What are the disadvantages?

Scar removal creams are often fairly inexpensive. They are generally easy to apply, but they must be applied daily, sometimes more than once a day, to be effective. They are an effective way to moisturise the skin. Some disadvantages that many may see with a scar removal cream is they take quite a long time to work, and many individuals may not see the results that they are looking for. Add in the fact that not all scar removal creams are created equally, and may be made with harmful chemicals that could harm the skin more than it is helping it.

What are the alternative options to using scar removal cream?

Laser scar removal is one option that an individual may desire to use instead of scar removal cream. Fractional laser treatment is a non-invasive procedure that offers little to no downtime and is a simple procedure for dermatologist to perform. This popular treatment uses powerful lasers to break down the scar without harming skin around the scar. Fractional laser treatment uses short pulses of micro fine laser light that reaches deep into the skin. The outcomes for scar removal with fractional laser treatments is excellent, with only a few treatments needed ( usually 3 to 7). This FDA and TGA cleared treatment could take as little as half an hour to complete each time, with minimal discomfort being felt. It can be used on any part of the body.

Another option for removing scars is injecting the scars with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are a great way to treat and get rid of acne scars as they are very safe and effective. The dose will vary from individual to individual, based on where the scar is located on the body and the individual’s anatomy at the injection site. A numbing cream is applied to alleviate any discomfort, and a very fine needle will be used to inject the dermal filler into the scar. The dermatologist will then apply pressure with a piece of gauze. The patient will be given an ice pack to help relieve any pain that is felt. It is important to note that physical exercise and alcohol should be avoided for the first 24 hours, and that a facial or a facial massage should not be used for 1 to 2 weeks after the treatment.

Fractional laser treatments and dermal fillers offer a way for individuals to remove scars much faster than scar removal creams. A scar removal cream might take weeks or even months to use before seeing if results will be available. However, with these alternative treatments, one can see results much, much faster.

5 replies
  1. Alexi
    Alexi says:

    I have some acne scars on my cheeks. I had really bad acne in my teen years, and I picked at the acne because I thought I was helping it, when in reality, I realize I was only hurting it. Now I am paying the price for that. I have tried scar removal cream a few times, but they just make my oily skin even oilier. And nothing I have tried has worked. I am interested in either trying the dermal fillers or the fractional laser treatment. How many times does one have a dermal filler done? Is it just a one time deal? I see that fractional laser treatment requires more than one treatment, which is fine with me. Just wanted to see how many dermal fillers one would need. I assume just one time, and then would I need to go back and have them touched up after so many months?

  2. Help???
    Help??? says:

    I am currently using a scar removal cream and it does nothing for me. I have been using it for about 4 months. It has not even faded the scar yet. I apply it faithfully, twice a day, and just feel like I am wasting my time and energy applying it. I would love to try one of the alternative methods for getting rid of scars. I guess I will have to talk to my dermatologist about which treatment is right for me.

  3. Missy
    Missy says:

    I used a few different scar removal creams when I had a huge scar on my thigh from when I fell off my bike into a mound of gravel. The scar removal cream just kept the area moist but did nothing to reduce the scar in appearance. I then decided that over the counter scar removal cream might not be strong enough, so I went to see my dermatologist. She told me about fractional laser treatment, and I began to see that this treatment was the right one for me. The procedure was very easy for me to do, and extremely effective. I love the fact that I do not need to worry anymore about the way my thigh looks. I can wear swimsuits without being self conscious or without someone asking what happened to my leg. I think that this treatment is marvelous for what it has done for me!

  4. Skiknee
    Skiknee says:

    I have a huge scar on my arm that really bothers me. I feel that it is unsightly to look at, and just feel like when I have short sleeves on, others are looking at it. I do not even mess with a scar removal cream because I have always heard that these do not work. I am interested in trying the fractional laser treatment. I feel that this would be a good choice for me to do since it can be used on any part of the body and has minimal discomfort. I guess I never thought about having my scar treated, just sort of dealt with the ugliness and the pain that it has left me. I will be looking more into this treatment as I really would like to get this taken care of.

  5. Great!
    Great! says:

    I have used dermal fillers before for my acne scars and it really does work. I highly suggest this to anyone. They apply a numbing cream, and so the pain I felt was very minimal. And I applied ice to it once the injection was done, so it was totally bearable. I would have to rate the pain at about a 1.5 out of a 10. Totally doable for getting rid of the scars one has. It is a relief not to have to worry about my acne scars, and a bigger relief to look in the mirror and actually like what I see!


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