What is a Scar?
Scars are the body’s natural way of healing and replacing lost or damaged skin. A scar is usually composed of fibrous tissue, some may fade and disappear with time while others remain noticeable. They can appear anywhere on the body and the final look of a scar depends on many factors, including skin type, location, the direction of the wound, type of injury, age, and general health of your body.
There are several dermatological procedures available to treat scars. We will assess the cause and type of scar to formulate a treatment plan.
Microdermabrasion may be used to minimize small scars, surgical scars, and acne scars. By removing the top layers of skin, as it heals the surface appears smoother and fresher.
Chemical peels work well to reduce irregular pigment and superficial scars. The top layer of skin is removed with a chemical application to the skin. By removing the top layer, the skin regenerates, often reducing the appearance of the scar.
Collagen is injected beneath the skin to replace the body’s natural collagen. This helps to reduce indentations and pitted scars or pockmarks.
Cryosurgery can help reduce the size of scars by freezing the top skin layers. Freezing causes the skin to blister. After healing, scars may not be so apparent.
Laser resurfacing uses high-energy light to burn away damaged skin. This procedure is very effective on fine scars.