All of the methods described above: chemical peels, lasers, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion, can be useful in improving the appearance of scars. Scars from acne, burns, cuts and mole treatments can all be softened and, in some cases, erased through one or more of these procedures. Surgery is also an option for scars such as those from childhood accidents which were treated without the expertise of a plastic surgeon. Surgical scar revision involves reopening the scarred area so as to reattach, layer by layer, the underlying tissue. In this way, the area heals smoothly and the resulting scar is much less visible than the original one.
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