How to Remove an Old Burn Scar?
Q: I have a burn scar on my body that is 18 years old. It is very thick and hard. Is it possible to remove it by any medicine or cream?
-By Sadika Afrose
Surgical removal of the scar would be the only option. Though there are many creams available in the market which claim to remove scars, I would not suggest them. This is so because of the following reasons:
- Your scar is quite old. Cream/gels would not work on it.
- Creams can only lighten the scar, not remove it completely.
I would suggest you to go for surgery. Go to a cosmetic surgeon and discuss your case with him. Normally, laser removal of scars are possible.
If the scar is not very deep, we remove it by laser beams. Fresh skin then slowly grows over the portion. However, if the scar is deep, it is first softened, then removed.
Removal by surgery can be a bit expensive, but is usually complete.