Having scars may tell your story. For instance, having a scar on your knee may help you remember the first time you rode a bike. Although some scars can seem a little bit nostalgic, there are other scars that you may want to get rid of. If you want to get rid of your scars, then we are here to help, but before we do, let’s debunk some common myths about scars.
Myth 1: Scar Creams Will Get Rid of Scars
In a perfect world, you could buy cream, and it would make all of your problems go away. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and your scars are no exception. For the most part, over-the-counter scar creams won’t do much, if anything at all, and some of them come with a hefty price tag. But, there are some silicone products that you can get that will help in the improvement of the appearance of your scars, but they won’t get rid of them. Our recommendation? It’s usually better to stick to in-office treatments.
Myth 2: You Can Get Rid of Scars
One of the unique things about scars is that they can’t be removed completely. Although we can reduce their appearance and make it lighter, your scar will still be there even though it may not be quite so noticeable. Depending on the type of scar that you have and your skin type, your scar may more receptive to treatment than other people.
Myth 3: All Scars Are the Same
If there’s one thing to know about scars is that because they aren’t all equal, they shouldn’t be treated equally. There are tons of different kinds of scars that we treat patients for including keloid, acne, hypertrophic, and contracture scars.
Having a noticeable scar can impact your self-esteem and make you feel self-conscious in your skin. If you want to learn more about our scar removal procedures, schedule a consultation with us today. Call our Rochester office at (585) 922-5840.