What Treatments Are There to Remove Scars from Sports Injuries?
- Asked by mbalta in tucson, az
- 4 years ago
What is the best laser to use for removal of body scars? These are an "accumulation" of scars I've achieved over a lifetime of sports...many on my shins, and a few on my face, etc.
Scar prevention and treatment
You should be evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist as there different types of scarring, e.g. hypertrophic, atrophic, post-inflammatory pigmentation. Hypertrophic scarring can be improved with judicious use of intralesional Kenalog steroid and scar massage. Atrophic scarring can be filled in with a variety of different fillers depending on location on the body. Post-inflammatory pigmentation can be minimized with strict daily sun protection of affected areas, application of prescription strength bleaching cream, and emollient application.
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