Scar and Tattoo Removal

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Scar and Tattoo Removal in Singapore

Anyone with facial scarring, whether it be from acne, a surgical procedure, or an injury, know that scars form slowly and quietly but don’t go away with the same ease. Before modern dermatology, patients with scarring were forced to simply live with their skin and the self-esteem damage it caused. But fortunately, medical science and technology has come a long way in scar treatments. For some patients, the most effective way to minimize facial scarring is with surgical treatments like grafting, fat transfer, subcisions. However, for other patients, non-surgical options can offer satisfying results with less downtime. As a tribute to how far cosmetic dermatology has come, below we’ve highlighted some of the scar removal technology that makes a difference in our patients’ lives day after day.

Scarring and Self-Esteem

When you have scars, your self-esteem can be affected, especially if the scars are in an area not easily hidden by clothing. Although facial scars often cause the most problems for self-confidence, any visible scar can make a person self-conscious. However, you do not have to let your scars affect your self-confidence. There are several treatment options available for reducing the appearance of scars.

 

Why Scars Affect Self Confidence and Self-Esteem

A healthy body image leads to a healthy self-esteem and self-confidence. However, the opposite is also true. An unhealthy body image often contributes to low-self esteem, a negative self-worth and a lack of confidence. Often, scars cause a person to have a negative body image. When these scars are in a prominent location, especially the face, they can lead to even more problems with self-confidence. First impressions are largely based on looks, and if a person feels self-conscious about his or her appearance, it can make him or her more timid. A person will feel as though other people only see their scars, and believe it affects their attractiveness and ability to make friends.

 

Scarring also often leads to feelings of depression, which also affects a person’s self-worth and confidence. If the scar came from a traumatic event, there could also be some lingering emotions and feelings associated with that event. Other feelings may be associated the scar, including shame and embarrassment, that also affect a person’s confidence. Studies have shown that people with visible scars feel that the scars affected how others perceived them. In these studies, most people with scars felt that they had some sort of stigma attached to them and that others see them as less attractive. These feelings lead to self-consciousness and a lack of self-confidence. If these feelings of depression are affecting you so much that it is detrimental to your mental health, please seek out the help of a local therapist who can best assist you.

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