Conditions & Treatments

Scar Treatment

Scar Treatment at

Arora Hand Surgery

Scars are easy to get as we go through life. Most people have at least one scar that may be linked to a childhood injury on the playground. Others undergo surgeries that leave a mark. Whatever the case may be, chances are you have a scar that you would like to disappear. If this sounds like you, it may be time to consider scar removal treatments at Arora Hand Surgery.

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Medical Practice

With four locations in Michigan, Arora Hand Surgery works to provide you with the best care possible. Led by board-certified surgeon Dr. Avery Arora, our team of medical specialists will help you determine which treatment is best for your needs. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation in West Bloomfield, Howell, St. Clair Shores, or Macomb Township.

Treatment

Options

While there are several ways to treat your scars, following are some of the most common.

Scar Massage

By massaging the scarred area, you can loosen the deeper layers of skin that seem stiff. This action can also decrease sensitivity in the area, making the scar removal less painful to the touch. In using this technique, you can make the scar move more and create a smoother overall texture.

A scar massage should be done with a cream designed for your skin sensitivity, such as hand lotion or cocoa butter. After a few months of this treatment twice a day, you should begin to see a change in the scar stiffness and sensitivity.

Silicone Gel

Silicone gel may help reduce swelling and tension in the area of the scar. Silicone gel is best when used for an extended period of time daily for a few months.

Massaging with Different Textures

Similar to a basic scar massage, this treatment works to desensitize the scar and loosen the skin. By using different textures, the nerve endings are overstimulated and become tolerant to factors of daily life.

Exercise

By working the skin and muscles surrounding the area, the scar begins to loosen. It also prevents stiffness within joints and tendons in the areas, promoting overall health.

Surgical Options

If the scar is severe, such as a burn scar, there are other options. Medical-grade topical treatments may be used, along with skin grafts for serious situations. Be sure to consult with the specialists at Arora Hand Surgery when pursuing this option.

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Dr. Aroras office from my first call to schedule my appointment was friendly. Walking in the first day, I felt like I was in a nice atmosphere. Dr. Arora was EXCELLENT in taking great care of my hand injury. He was gentle and very understanding to the concerns I had about my hand. His expertise was admirable and I would recommend anyone with an injury to their hand to his office to be under his care. Because of him, I have healed faster than expected and will make an 100% recovery! Thank you Dr.

Jackie S.

I first thought I was going to have to have painful injections or surgery, but Dr. Arora suggested physical therapy may do the trick. I was doubtful, but I agreed to do it. Now, my pain is gone, and with the help of an ergonomic keyboard at work to keep my hands in the correct position, I am virtually pain free. The therapy strengthened my wrists and shoulders, and built more flexibility into my wrists.

Jerry T.

My experience with this doctor was positive from the outset. Dr. Arora was kind and spent a great deal of time with me. Staff was friendly. The office was nice and bright.

Ariel G.

Very friendly and helpful Great staff!!! Doctor Arora was very professional and did great work. I was very happy with everything!

L B.