A surgical operation can cause scars, acne, skin grafting or from an injury to the skin. Treatment of these scars done by reducing redness and their appearance using a range of skin treatments.
Types of Scars:
- Keloid scars are larger than hypertrophic scars. They can be painful or itchy, and may also pucker. They extend beyond the edges of an original wound or incision. Keloids can occur anywhere on your body, but they develop more commonly where there is little underlying fatty tissue, such as on the face, neck, ears, chest or shoulders.
- Contracture Scars are scars that restrict movement due to skin and underlying tissue that pull together during healing. They can occur when there is a significant amount of tissue loss, such as after a burn. Contractures also can form where a wound crosses a joint, restricting movement of the fingers, elbows, knees or neck.
- Hypertrophic Scars are thick clusters of scar tissue that develop directly at a wound site. They are red and thick and did not go beyond the wound area.
- Acne Scar: The body causes Acne Scar effectively putting too much effort into healing the wounds caused by acne.
Cost of Scar Removal Treatment
In general cost of scars, removal varies from $150 to $700 depending upon the type of treatment, other factors and one geographic area to another.