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Unsightly face scarring can significantly affect one’s confidence. There are number of treatment options for face scarring. However, most of the procedures have a long down time or require multiple sessions of treatment for total removal. Following are some of the fastest ways available to treat face scarring.

Dermal Fillers

Facial scars, especially acne scars, can be instantaneously made less conspicuous by injecting dermal fillers. Most of the scars, wrinkles and fine lines become invisible as these fillers plump up your face. It is advisable to go for a dermal filler that has hyaluronic acid in order to reduce any adverse reactions, as this acid is a natural chemical present in the skin.

Intense Pulsed Light Treatment

In this treatment, a light with broadband wavelength is emitted in pulses on the affected areas. It effectively treats pigmented lesions and vascular lesions, and it is also effective in removing the scars on the treated area. It is becoming popular, as its downtime is lesser when compared to that of peeling or surgical methods.

Laser Treatment

This method involves the use of laser light to remove scars on most parts of the face. Laser light will generate lot of heat energy; as a result, the top most layer of the facial skin gets burnt. This will induce the production of collagen, thereby reducing the scars and giving a rejuvenated appearance to your face. This method is very effective in treating hypertrophic scars and keloids. Laser treatment for scarring can be non-ablative or ablative depending on the type of scars to be removed. Usually this treatment requires a minimum down time of 48 hours to see the results. However, areas around the eyes cannot be treated using laser lights.

Punch Excision

This method is used to treat deep pit or ice pick scars where a cookie-cutter like tool is used to cut each scar. Then the wounds are closed by sutures or sterilized strips or skin glue. This method can significantly reduce the scarring on your face. This method can show you results immediately without taking any recovery time.

Cover the Scars

You can make your scars less prominent and unnoticeable in a simple and the fastest way. It is done by placing silicone or hydrogel sheets on the scars. It can be placed on facial scars or scars on any part of your body. These silicone sheets are available in various shapes depending on the area of the scar. Generally, you get silicone discs to treat facial scars. As these sheets apply constant pressure on the scars, they reduce gradually.

These are some of the ways that help in removing facial scars in a faster way. However, the down time required for noticing the results may vary from individual to individual depending on the scar type and depth. Hence, it is wise to consult a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon who is qualified to perform face scar treatment to obtain more details.


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