Scars are a physical reminder of a past event. Unfortunately, these are often traumatic events that you’d like to forget. If you have an unsightly scar that is making it difficult for you to overcome your past, you may be a candidate for scar revision. At Rivkin Aesthetics, we proudly offer non-surgical scar revision for patients with self-harm scars.
What is Self-Harm?
Self-harm is serious. It is the act of deliberately inflicting pain and damage to your own body. In most cases, self-harm is starts as an emotional condition (depression or anxiety) that results in serious physical consequences. Here are some statistics on self-harm:
- According to the World Health Organization (WHO), self-harm is one of the leading causes of death among young people, with suicide being the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds.
- In the United States, self-harm is estimated to affect approximately 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males.
- The most common forms of self-harm include cutting, burning, hitting oneself, and scratching.
It is not surprising that this type of self-mutilation causes scarring. For many, it is multiple scars in the same area of the body. If you’ve overcome your mental illness and self-harm habits, you may cringe at the sight of those scars on your body. Whether they are noticeable to others or just visible to you, you may want your self-harm scars to be gone so that you can truly move forward in life.
Ways to Erase Scars Without Surgery
At Rivkin Aesthetics, we offer multiple therapies for improving the appearance of unsightly scars. For self-harm patients who are now in a healthier place, non-surgical scar revision can be the final closed door on a painful past. Depending on whether your scars are discolored, raised or indented, we can offer a number of safe and minimally-invasive scar treatments, including:
- Bellafill, Restylane or Juvederm injections
- Excel-V laser therapy
- Steroid injections
Are you tired of the constant physical reminder of your self-harm habits from your past? Whether your traumatic skin scars were intentional or accidental, we can help at Rivkin Aesthetics in Los Angeles. Call us today to scheduled your scar revision consultation.