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The best way to treat scars

There are two types of scars: depressed scars and raised scars.

Depressed scars look like a hole or a pit. They form when the skin’s collagen is destroyed by inflammation or infection. These are generally scars from chicken pox or acne. Picking off a scab can also produce a pitted scar. Shallow scars can be improved with a series of microdermabrasion treatments or chemical peels (average 4-6 treatments) or injectable fillers such as Juvéderm or Restylane. For deeper scars, a laser treatment may be needed to remove layers of damaged skin and smooth out the surface of the skin. This more aggressive treatment requires a few weeks of strict sun avoidance and preparation with a prescription-strength cream. The skin may take 8-12 weeks to heal.

Raised or bumpy scars generally occur after surgery or an injury. New scars can soften and become less visible by being gently massaged for 10 to 15 minutes a day. Vitamin E oil is typically recommended for massaging scars. If your scar is from a recent surgery, check with your doctor first before massaging and be sure the skin has healed over and there are no scabs before you start. Silicone gel sheets found at many pharmacies can also help flatten raised scars. These types of scars can also be treated with a laser or cortisone injections to help shrink them.
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