How To Get Rid Of Scars?

Self-cutting of one’s own skin using a sharp object results in permanent and unique scars on the extremities and trunk that cannot be disguised. Self harm scars are socially unacceptable and easily recognized in the community. These scars become a source of lifelong shame, guilt, and regret for the self-mutilators even if they have stabilized emotionally and ceased acts of self mutilation.

Arm scar treatment is a challenging issue and there is no easy way to get rid of those scars. However, it is possible to convert self harm scars into less conspicuous and socially acceptable scars by “dermabrasion and thin skin grafting” technique.

The upper part of the skin is removed by dermabrasion, the wide scars are revised and the created raw surface is covered by 0.2 mm-thick “thin skin graft (patch)” harvested from thigh region. This skin graft hides the underlying residual scars. The skin graft donor heals spontaneously in two weeks. The operation is performed under either local or general anesthesia depending on the extend of the scars.