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Treating scars from workplace injuries

| Nov 1, 2017 | Workplace Injuries |

Minnesota workers like you who have suffered through traumatic and painful accidents at the workplace may be left with unfortunate reminders. Scars can last a long time, and some may not heal properly at all. Fortunately, there are options available to you if you’re looking to reduce the appearance of any scars that may linger.

MedScape reports on both hypertrophic and keloid scarring, two of the most invasive and aggressive scars that you can suffer from. These scars are generally caused by sudden and acute trauma, which is why they’re so common in accidents that involve heavy machinery, electrical burns, and other common sources of workplace accidents. These scars are also difficult to care for. Due to their raised nature and the discoloration that accompanies them, they can be very noticeable. This might have an obvious impact on your mental health, especially if the scars are in a highly visible location.

Fortunately, there are ways to treat both keloid and hypertrophic scarring despite their severity. In some cases, a scar is small or mild enough that it can be treated by freezing the area to smooth down bumps or ridges. Laser treatment is also a good option if you’re concerned about discoloration in the scar tissue. It can be used to lighten red pigments and reduce the overall appearance of the scar. For scars that are particularly noticeable or large, surgical removal is also an option. Though this is considered a somewhat extreme measure, it’s good for those with keloid scars whose scarring continues to worsen.

As you can see, there are a number of options available when it comes to scar removal. Depending on the severity of yours and what you’re comfortable with, you can likely find a treatment method that works for you.

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