When the Internet Lies: 3 Myths About Scar Removal

Scar Removal Rochester NY | The Plastic Surgery Group of RochesterThere are more benefits than downfalls to the internet: endless cat videos, the ability to Google just about anything at any time, and having video streaming at your literal fingertips. However, just like with anything that’s good, there’s usually something bad lurking behind the corner. For instance, when it comes to searching for things regarding your health and wellness online, you can come up with a slew of myths. If you have scars on your skin and want to know how to get rid of them, put your Google away and read this article.

Myth #1: You Can Permanently Get Rid of Scars

Did you know that scars can’t completely be removed? Even though our doctors at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester can visibly reduce the appearance and visibility of scarring on your body, it will still be there. Luckily, with several different techniques, you may not even notice the scar after treatment.

Myth #2: You Can Get Rid of Scars With Topical Creams

Although creams like Mederma and Neosporin advertise the ability to get rid of scars or visibly reduce the appearance of scars, unless it’s really small, they aren’t going to do much. To target your scar and see real results, you need to target the deeper layers of your skin through things like laser treatments or skin grafting.

Myth #3: There’s a One Size Fits all Treatment Plan for Scar Removal

Depending on the location, size, and type of scar you have, you may have to undergo a variety of different treatments. During your initial consultation with The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, we will conduct a physical evaluation and then compose a treatment plan from there. Depending on how well your skin takes to the first treatment, you may not have to undergo others.

There are some instances where a scar can be cool: Harry Potter. But there are some instances where scars can be a bit more terrifying: Two-Face. If you have a scar or multiple scars on your face or body that you would like to get rid of, the doctors at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester can help. To learn more, schedule an appointment with our office today!


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