Scars and disfigurements affect millions of people, with varying psychological impacts. According to Dave Abels, “A laceration is a rip, cut, or tear in the skin and can be a minor or serious injury. Laceration injuries can occur in many types of accidents and to any accident victim. Often, victims of car accidents sustain lacerations when a windshield or window breaks or shatters, sending broken glass flying. This broken glass is usually very sharp and easily cuts skin, leaving a laceration that may be minor or severe.”

Regardless of how bad your physical scarring, no matter how deep the psychological impact, there is reason to give up hope! You have options for treatment, and more options to cope with what treatment can’t remedy.

Look Into Surgical Options

Medical technology is providing more advanced treatments for injuries and deformities. Nowadays, there are face transplant procedures that did not exist a few decades ago. There are always more options to uncover every time you do the research.

Continue to research the newest advancements in plastic surgery. You may be able to undergo an experimental treatment. Some experimental procedures are scheduled several years into the future, but it's better to sign up for one than not at all.

Cover Up the Disfigurement

There is no reason to live uncomfortably with a deformed appearance, and you have the right to cover up the disfigurement. Makeup and clothing exist partly to help you cover up scars and lacerations. Makeup is the most useful method of covering up burn scars and birth marks on the skin. Some people wear hats and wigs to conceal baldness, while others wear pants to conceal prostheses.

Join a Support Group

Whether you have a surgery lined up or not, join a support group. Meet others who are suffering from the same medical condition along with their family members and friends. Find tips on how to meet people, handle social anxiety and deal with bullying.

First, start with local support groups to find friends near you. Start building meaningful relationships with people who have the same problems. The members will encourage you to go out into public more and communicate outside of your home.

Do Not Place Blame

Many people become disfigured after getting into accidents that were caused by other people's negligence. At first, you want to place blame on the perpetrator of the accident. Over time, you realize that you cannot change circumstances that are already made. Focus less on placing blame on someone else and more on recovering from the accident.

The definition of a disfigurement varies as some people think that acne scars are disfiguring, while others do not. In any case, it's a problem that causes great social anxiety and psychological problems along with costly medical bills. Do not assume that it's the end of your life and continue to look for treatment options.

Author's Bio: 

Rachael Murphey is an entrepreneur and blogger on topics of personal success, fashion, business, marketing, personal finance, and health. She graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with her Associates in English, and from the University of Colorado Denver with her Bachelors in Business Management. She currently lives in Denver with her dog Charlie.