Preventing and Treating Scars - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

Preventing and Treating Scars


Skin is a pretty amazing organ – but it is also rather delicate. It can easily be scarred, marred, and damaged, causing pain and leaving you feeling self-conscious. But there are things you can do to prevent scars if your skin has been damaged, and there are also ways to treat scars that you’ve had for years. Read on for some information on preventing and treating scars.

Preventing scarring

• It is surprisingly easy to burn yourself on the stove, with your curling iron, or even on a metal surface on a hot day. If you have a burn, put ice on the area right away. To prevent scars (and to also help cool the skin down), use aloe vera on the burn 3 or 4 times a day. Taking A, C, E, and B vitamins can help to create new, healthy skin to keep scars from forming.

• Acne scars can result from painful cystic acne, which is acne that forms deep beneath the skin, but it can also be the result of picking at acne. Avoid picking, squeezing, or popping pimples, which can make acne worse and cause scars, and make sure you are using a skincare routine that prevents acne in the first place – you may have to see a doctor for a prescription strength treatment.

• If you’ve accidentally cut yourself, keeping the wound clean and covered and not picking the scab off prevents infection as well as scars. Keeping the wound moist by using petroleum jelly on it can also help.

Treating scars

If you have unsightly scars, your plastic surgeon may be able to help, with a filler such as Restylane or Juvéderm. Fillers are a safe, noninvasive, and quick way to treat imperfections in the skin, such as scars, wrinkles, and fine lines, and to add volume to the skin. Your doctor will be able to help you decide which treatment would be right for you.

If despite your best efforts you’ve developed some scars over the years, the staff at the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center can help. Contact the office in Chester, New Jersey, to schedule an appointment to discuss your options. Call (908) 879-2222 today!

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