Different types of scars respond to different treatments, so single type of treatment may be enough or you might need a combination of treatments to get the results you want.

Laser skin resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is effective at reducing mild scarring. A laser is used to remove the outer layers of your skin and stimulate the growth of new tissue. As the area heals new skin forms, which is softer and less scarred.

Chemical peels
Chemical peels remove the outer layers of the scar and stimulate the growth of new tissue. Different types of chemical peels are available. Chemical peels containing glycolic acid or lactic acid aim to improve and smooth the texture of superficial scars. Stronger peels containing phenols or trichloroacetic acid can help treat deeper scars.

Dermabrasion uses a rotating wire brush or an electric razor to skim off layers of your skin. An alternative to this is microdermabrasion, which uses tiny crystals to remove the surface layers of your skin. It’s most suitable for removing acne scars

Surgery can help reduce the size of your scar, reposition it or reduce its ‘tightness’ to make it more comfortable. Sometimes this involves cutting out your scar and replacing it with a skin graft from another

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