Whether you just cut yourself, just got surgery, or have some sort of acne scars, then you may have a lot of questions about them. As something that we treat here at our office, we know just how frustrating scars can be to deal with. To help you feel more a little bit more informed, we have created a list answering a few frequently asked questions about them.
FAQ: Will They Ever Go Away?
First things first, scars will always fade with time; especially if you take proper care of them and avoid the sun. So, not only will scars fade on their own, but we can help treat your scars with a variety of different treatments depending on the type of scar that you have. For instance, we may recommend laser or even some prescription strength topical creams. During your initial consultation, we will be able to decide which treatment options will give you the best results.
FAQ: Are Scars Painful?
Scarring can be painful; especially right after the injury happens to the skin. Sometimes, steroid injections or over the counter NSAIDs may be given to help patients get rid of any pain or discomfort while the skin completely heals.
FAQ: Don’t Cover a Wound
Yes, if you have a giant, gaping wound, then you are going to need to cover it prevent it from getting infected. But if you have a big cut or if you even have a pimple that you just popped, the last thing that you want to do is cover it. Why? Because oxygen is your scars best friend and it will help it heal a whole lot faster.
If you want to get rid of your scars or learn more about scar removal, contact us at our Revere office today and call us at (617) 381-1717.