How to fade scars on legs
Say goodbye to scars for good - but how?
Who does not know one of these scenarios: The next hot party has hardly been recorded in the calendar and a pimple is already looming in the middle of your nose or you have been careless for a second and instead of chopping carrots you have cut your finger juicy or you stupidly overlooked a curb and fell nasty. Actually, these are very different events, but all mishaps have the same result in the end: you end up with an unsightly scar.
Scars - an annoying problem that can affect clearly visible parts of the body, such as the face or arms, or mostly covered areas such as the back or legs. In any case, no matter where, scars are an unpleasant reminder of past injuries or blemishes. For many, they are not only an aesthetic problem, they also cause psychological stress. Because scars can itch, burn or even hurt and many are ashamed of them too.
But now you don't have to struggle with scars anymore. Dermatology has made great strides in recent years and has developed means to provide help for those who suffer.
Here I will tell you what options you have for the final removal of your scars and what treatments we offer in our spa in Mainz:
What causes scars actually?
There are several causes of scarring. As described above, they can be leftovers from skin blemishes and mishaps, but they can also often occur after operations. Scars usually arise when the deeper layers of the skin are injured. Since our skin is a protective wall against the penetration of bacteria, germs and viruses, the body's own defense tries to close every wound as quickly as possible. A scar forms after three steps of wound healing: After the regeneration phase, in which germs and other bacteria are flushed out of the wound and pathogens are fought by the body's defenses, the healing phase begins with the formation of new skin cells and the wound closes. Then the reconstruction phase, in which the scar arises, begins. However, in this new skin - often called replacement tissue - the collagen fibers are not intertwined, but rather arranged in parallel, and this new scar skin is also less elastic. Since this new tissue also lacks hair, sebum, sweat glands and melanocytes - the skin pigment cells that are responsible for our skin color, the affected areas often stand out from the rest of the skin.
What are the different types of scars?
Every wound is different and so is every scar. Basically, however, they are initially reddish, as it has a good blood supply and it rises above the skin. Over time, however, it becomes flatter and also paler. Since scarring can take up to two years to form, it can change so much during this time that it can lead to hardening and adhesions. A scar can also be sunken or proliferate
Basically, the type of scar depends on the original wound or skin injury and can be classified into the following categories. Depending on the type of scar, the type of treatment can also be determined.
Almost everyone has these small scars on their skin. In this case, a wound has healed normally. The resulting scar is small, white and flat. Usually it is so inconspicuous that you don't need any treatment.
These scars are also known to many. They occur especially after severe and deep injuries, such as a knife cut in the finger, and are red because they have a lot of blood. They can often harden over time and also cause physical discomfort.
Bulge scars (hypertrophic scars)
If overproduction of connective tissue fibers occurs during wound healing it can lead to hypertrophic or bulge scars. These are red, bulging and appear hardened. They can be painful or itchy.
Overgrown scars (keloid)
With this type of scar, too, there is an overproduction of connective tissue fibers. However, this spreads over the area of the previous wound. Overgrown scars usually appear after severe burns and appear bright red or purple.
Sunken scars (atrophic scars)
Sunken scars are common in teenagers who have acne or who have smallpox. Unlike keloid or hypertrophic scars, this type of scarring results in insufficient connective tissue formation. It leads to sunken scars and pits. They appear more and more on the face and make the skin appear irregular.
Scars are an annoying and often uncomfortable reminder of past skin injuries. However, it does not have to remain an existing suffering, because there are now a number of treatment methods that fade scars or even make them disappear.
In the following I will explain to you which types of treatment can help with which types of scars:
Make marks and scars disappear with laser
Laser treatments are probably the best known and most popular methods of treating scars. In the meantime, laser devices, in which mostly CO2 lasers are used, have developed so much that even red, bulging or sunken scars are magically removed. Light impulses are emitted precisely to the affected areas. These stimulate the formation of firming collagen which makes the skin appear smoother and firmer.
Laser treatment is a great option for a number of types of scars. However, it must be borne in mind that this type of therapy requires several sessions and that these each involve relatively high costs (around € 500 per session). Furthermore, a regeneration time must be planned between the treatments. Thus the laser treatment is indeed a very good type of treatment in which good results can be expected, but it is also one that is very time-consuming and cost-intensive.
Sanding off scars? You can do that with dermabrasion
Dermabrasion is the new keyword in the beauty scene. This method is a lot more aggressive than scar treatment with a laser device. Here the top layer of skin is removed under general anesthesia. Dead skin cells disappear and keratinized areas are also removed. As with laser therapy, this method stimulates regeneration, blood circulation and collagen formation in the skin. The sensitive skin must then be covered with an ointment bandage for two days, but this effort is also worthwhile because the new skin is smooth and supple and usually only one treatment, which costs around € 100, is required. However, thanks to the general anesthetic required, this method can only be enjoyed after detailed professional advice and with caution.
It is much more cautious with microdermabrasion. Here, too, the skin is abraded with a special device. In contrast to dermabrasion, this method is non-invasive.
Microdermabrasion is also used in our day spa. With our Hydrafacial, the skin is freed from dead skin cells and it looks fresher, more even and younger after the treatment. Scars are of course also faded. Another advantage of microdermabrasion is that you do not have to accept any downtime or other complaints.
Show the door with medical needling scars
So-called medical needling (also known as microneedling) has recently been used to treat scars at the Mainz Day Spa. Together with a corresponding cocktail of active ingredients, the many thin needles of the pen-like device penetrate the skin at different depths. Around 1000 needles are used at the same time. Micro-injuries are placed in the skin and then messenger substances are released in the tissue, which stimulate wound healing. New elastin and collagen are formed and the basic substance of the tissue is strengthened. This method can be used to achieve particularly satisfactory results on flat or atrophic scars. Furthermore, in addition to scars, a number of other skin complaints, such as unsightly cellulite or the annoying stretch marks, can be combated. The treatment is relatively painless and three to six sessions are recommended, depending on the region of the body.
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Laser, microneedling, and dermabrasion are the most common methods nowadays, but there are also other treatment methods that can be used to declare war on scars.
How melts away with cold therapy
Cyrotherapy is a form of treatment that more and more women (and men) are choosing. Because this novelty has made a name for itself as a miracle weapon for the removal of annoying love handles. But it can also be used optimally for scars. A miniature probe is inserted into the scar. This pumps the corresponding area full of liquid nitrogen and this shock-freezes the tissue from the inside out. The scar then shrinks. This method gives particularly good results with thick or bulging marks.
Since this therapy is still relatively new in Germany, it is unfortunately not offered in very many places.
Provide operational relief
Although there are many ways to say goodbye to unsightly and painful scars, in some cases only going to the doctor will help. Because anyone who has to struggle with large or serious scars can usually only have them removed surgically. However, the results can definitely be seen here. Because the affected area is cut out or even punched out by the specialist with a scalpel and the wound is then sewn with special sutures.
If you have been struggling with acne painting for years or have an unpleasant memory of a cut or an accident, then it doesn't have to be a persistent suffering. Because lasers, microdermabrasion or needling provide relief there - and we also offer one or the other form of treatment in our Day Spa Mainz. Come by and see how we can help you. We look forward to you!
Have you had your scars and marks treated? Which method do you prefer? Did you celebrate successes with it? Please leave me a comment! I look forward to exchanging ideas with you.
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