Can You Really Get Rid of a Depressed Scar?

scar removal processDepressed scars, particularly in the face, can change a person’s life and not at all in a good way. They are embarrassingly deep and noticeable. Not even a concealer with excellent coverage can make these deep scars disappear.

Science and technology is moving forward at hyper speed though. Is it now possible to wipe out these unsightly marks that have marred many faces? The answer is yes and no.

Here’s a brief discussion on depressed scars and what you can do about them.

Scar Revision

The formation of a scar is actually a way for the skin to protect itself after some form of trauma. Very deep scars are impossible to remove so a plastic surgeon from Salt Lake City may begin reconstruction with a procedure called scar revision in which surgical incision is used to alter the shape and size of the scar.

The surgery itself will cause depth but if the wound heals better, the mark it leaves behind won’t be as conspicuous especially if there is a way to blend the scar in the natural contours and creases of the face. From wide, deep scars, the revision will leave behind a narrower, shallower mark.

Derma rollers

Not all depressed scars can be minimized by derma rollers, but their appearance will improve significantly. Derma rollers work by piercing the skin with needles (attached to a roller), a process that wounds the scarred area.

The presence of wounds alerts the defense system of the body to produce more collagen, a protein used by the skin to repair itself. Thanks to that boost of collagen, the depth of the scars decrease.

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Laser also wounds the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. But instead of using needles, this technology utilizes tiny light beams targeting the dermis and epidermis. There are generally two types including Co2 Laser Resurfacing and Erbium Laser Resurfacing.

Laser treatment is good for deep acne scars, and it is increasingly popular for minimizing signs of aging as well.

You cannot eliminate completely deep scars, but with the right reconstruction plan, you can lessen their appearance, and you can feel comfortable in your skin again.