Certain scars depending on the size, position, texture and shape can in many cases be eliminated or at least reduced in size or reposition to be less noticeable. While it is impossible to “erase” there are many treatment options to correct this defect.
When the scar is in its normal formation period (lasting approximately 9 months to 2 years) it is useful to use preventive treatment using specific creams, pressure therapy, the use of silicone sheets to the application of healing corticosteroids (triamcinolone) . Ultimately an excision of the scar and plastic surgery techniques can be performed to achieve a new aesthetic and minimal scar.
The disfiguring scars caused by trauma, burns or previous surgery often have, for the patient, emotional connotations besides the aesthetic defect that could be evidence. It is usually interpreted as a “stigma” that in some cases it may be improved or eliminated by improving the self-perception and self-esteem of the patient.
Although unaesthetic scar formation depends among other factors of the genetics of each patient (keloid scars), there are places in the body where it is more likely to develop a raised scar. These places correspond to the shoulder, brisket (between the breasts), forearms, ears and back.