How to get rid of scars

Published Nov 11, 2014, 5:53 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 3:20 pm IST
Catherine Zeta Jones is rumoured to have had Restylane to remove her scars
 Catherine Zeta Jones is rumoured to have had Restylane to remove her scars
Hyderabad: No one is fond of scars, especially if they are on one’s face or exposed body parts like hands and legs. They make an individual self-conscious. Often, these people shy away from public attention or try hard to cover the scar. These marks on the face could be an outcome of acne, burn, cut or a sore. However, there is a solution to those woes. 
It is difficult to do away with scars permanently and they even take their own sweet time to fade out completely. Sometimes the over-the-counter products do help, however, more often than not, the process is slow and the desired results take a long time.
That said, it doesn’t mean that scars are something that will stay with you for life. Dermal fillers like Restylane can come handy when it comes to the battle against obstinate scars.
Hyaluronic acid in Restylane has the capability of scar remodelling due to its collagen stimulation properties. That said the procedure must be performed by a skilled dermatologist as it requires a lot of precision and accuracy.
The dermal filler is injected on the scar from an acute angle of 30 degrees; only then the desired outcome is achieved. It helps in toning down the scar’s appearance. Depressed scars (like acne scars or an old cut) can often be treated with such dermal skin fillers.
This treatment can be performed to add volume below the skin in the area of the scar, helping the skin to attain a more even and smooth appearance. Acne scar repair with dermal fillers has proven very effective, and the results are often long-lasting.
However, sometimes the fillers do not lift indentations. The depressed scar may be held down by bands of collagen that heal beneath the scar. If the area is held down in this fashion, the filler might squeeze out to the surrounding skin and make that area look thicker and not change the depth of the scar but make it look deeper in contrast to the thick surrounding skin.
Subcision is a procedure that can be done to lift the scar first and then a filler can be added. This works well if the edge of the scar has a smooth and not a sharp “cliff-drop” edge. If the edge is tapered or blends into the surrounding skin then the lifting will look better. 
 Once the effects of the dermal filler begin to fade, a follow-up treatment can help maintain the results. To complement it, one can also go for Restylane Vital skinboosters to add a glow to the face. The best part about the treatment is that it is non-invasive and painless. 


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