Facial scarring can be a very frustrating issue for those who experience it, whether the scarring is a result of injury, acne, or an illness such as chicken pox. Many people try over the counter creams to help lessen the severity of scarring or undergo expensive facials in an effort to help heal and improve their skin’s surface. Those who still notice scarring after many efforts to improve them may wonder what other methods they can try that will have more significant results. If you’re wondering how to get rid of chicken pox scars, don’t fret! For those with significant chicken pox scarring that doesn’t seem to improve, fat grafting may be a great option. Though fat grafting procedures are often associated with cosmetic enhancements for more youthful looking skin, this procedure is also very effective at improving the appearance of chicken pox scars.
Fat grafting is a process in which extra fat is taken out from one area of the body and then transplanted elsewhere. In most cases, fat grafting is used to add volume to sunken areas or help build up body parts that have always been flat instead of full. With chicken pox scarring, fat grafting takes only very small amounts of fat cells with the use of a microcannula to suction them from one part of the body and insert them into the scarred site. As the fat is added, it plumps up the skin, revealing a more even surface. Fat grafting is one of the most effective methods for chicken pox scar removal.
Many of those who have had chicken pox in the past may still be trying to cover up and hide the scars from their bout with chicken pox, even decades later. With fat grafting, the gaps are easily filled in and the results are long-lasting. Patients are able to enjoy plumper cheeks and younger looking skin.
Fat grafting is a very natural treatment since the patient’s own fat is used to fill in the scars. No artificial fillers are used, which reduces any likelihood of irritation that may be caused by chemicals. Fat grafting has been used to help heal all kinds of scars, including those due to acne, burns, injury, birth defect and chicken pox.
Fat grafting to help heal scarring isn’t just suitable for the face. It can be done on the arms, chest, legs, or anywhere else on the body where bothersome scarring is a problem for the patient and healing is sought. If you’ve been wondering how to get rid of chicken pox scars for years, or if you have any questions about the procedure, please contact Skin & Vein today!
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