Here are some of the tools in your plastic surgeon’s toolbox.
- Topical treatments — Gels and other products can treat the discoloration of the skin.
- Injections — Dermal fillers can filled indentations. The treatment must be repeated to maintain results. Also, steroid-based compounds can reduce the appearance of raised scar tissue.
- Surface treatments — Dermabrasion, laser therapy, chemical peels or skin bleaching can soften surface irregularities and even out the pigmentation.
- Surgical removal — This is reserved for deeper scars that involve layers below the skin surface.
If you have specific questions about the procedures, you can schedule an appointment with your plastic surgeon for a consultation.