Scars whether acne scars, accident scars or surgery scars are hard to get rid of. There are several products on the market available for treating scars like ointments, creams and patches. Some scars can be reduced with scar reducing creams over time while some scars need special treatments.

Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) based creams can be used to treat scars because the acid exfoliates the skin in order for a new skin to form thus removing the scar in time. There are other creams available, almost all working on the same principles: getting rid, reducing or preventing the scar to become more visible.

How to Get Rid of Scars

Scars that are hard to treat with ointments and creams can be treated by other means like surgical and non-surgical procedures:

– plastic surgery can help to get rid of scars that are visible and hard to treat. Before a person can get plastic surgery he/she must take some psychological tests to see if he/she can handle the cosmetic procedure. Any surgical procedure must be done by a licensed and experienced physician. Like on any surgical interventions there are certain risks involved.

– dermabrazion is a non surgical procedure that is used to treat scars. This procedure removes the outer layers of the skin in order for a newer one to form leading in time to healing of the scar.

– chemical peels can be used to treat scars. A chemical solution is spread on the scar in order to remove the outer layer of the skin promoting new skin to develop.

– laser treatments can be used to treat scars by applying a high intensity beam which also removes the top layer of the skin to allow the skin to regenerate and fade the scar.

Before making any decision about what option to choose in order to remove your scar it is always a good idea to consult with your physician. Your physician will be able to offer you an advice on which option is better for you.