Can chicken pox scars be removed?


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Scars left by chicken pox can be treated with a number of dermatological procedures, which include the punch-excision procedures, dermaroller treatments and fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. The type of treatments for chicken pox scars may vary depending on the size and location of the scar. While the scars pose no health risks, some choose to have them removed, especially if the scars appear in visible areas on the skin such as the face.

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Chicken pox scars appear as rounded indentations on the skin, and they vary in size. For smaller scars, the punch excision technique is ideal because it is fairly simple. Punch-excision procedures involve punching a hole to remove the scar and closing up the wound with one or two sutures.

Dermaroller can also remove chicken pox scars, and it does so by using tiny needles to inflict tiny controlled wounds on the indented area on the scar. This stimulates the production of collagen, which in theory will likewise lift the depressed area on the scar. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment, on the other hand, works in the same way as the dermaroller with the main difference being that the former uses precision lasers to do the job.

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