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4. Silicone Sheets Hypertrophic Scar Treatment: This is considered to be one of the best treatments as it helps to fade most of the traces of the scarring. It is usually performed by a dermatologist but can also be done as a home treatment. Here, silicone gel sheets are applied to the skin to moisturize the scar and even out the blotchy skin tone around it. They are mineral-based gel membranes, transparent and very smooth, making them easy and comfortable to wear. The sheets cover the scar by applying pressure, though air and moisture can still penetrate the sheets. This treatment is very low-risk and does not cause further damage to the skin tissues.
Chemical peels – The process of chemical peels, as with the surgical cutting of the skin, can sometimes seem counterproductive. In a chemical peel, you are literally using chemicals to burn the topmost layers of damaged skin, thereby forcing the body to undergo the healing process to regrow new, hopefully smoother, skin in its place. Again the severity of the scar and its location will dictate the level of chemical peel used, and some peels may actually cause keloid scar formation or infections, so be sure to get all the facts from your doctor or dermatologist before proceeding.