Most people will agree that the worst part about chickenpox is not the disease itself but the aftermath of it. Chickenpox often leaves behind scars that can be mild or harsh depending on the severity of the attack.
People often seek various remedies ranging from home remedies to dermatological ones to heal these scars fast. If you’ve been struggling with such scars, read on to know more about it as Dr Bincy Varghese, Consultant Dermatology, Columbia Asia Hospital, Ghaziabad highlights some important facts about it.
Dr Bincy says, “What is usually left behind is pigmentation or spots and they may take 6-8 weeks to go away on their own, however in some cases it may also take longer. If depressed scars stay then they can improve but they tend to disappear later
Here are a few essential tips to remember when you’re scars are healing
· Avoid sun exposure
· Use a good sunscreen
· Use depigmenting creams (according to your doctor’s instructions)
Home remedies to get rid of chicken pox scars
Use red sandalwood paste to take care of the pigmentation and a banana mask to heal the scars.
Dermatological procedures that can help treat chicken pox scars
There are dermal procedures available to get rid of the marks like subscisions to release the scar tissue, punch elevation in combination with laser and dermal fillers depending on the severity, size and location of the scar.
However, it is important to remember that chickenpox scars fade away over time and you need not worry about them lasting forever.
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