Scar treatment, particularly on the face, is one of the most commonly requested forms of dermatological and cosmetic treatment. Scars are abnormal accumulations of collagen on the skin that lead to a tight, shiny appearance that detracts from normal, healthy skin tissue. A scar can be formed due to problems like acne breakouts, injuries, and complications from surgery.
Unwanted scars can be treated using numerous procedures, depending upon your own individual situation, the extent of your scars, and your overall skin health. Although not all scars can be completely removed, the majority of scars can be minimized when treated with the right scar treatment.
Micro-needling is one of the most popular forms of scar reduction and removal. The procedure works through the delivery of targeted micro-punctures in the surface of your skin. Although these tiny channels are virtually invisible, they stimulate your body’s innate production of collagen to replace and renew skin tissue affected by scars.
Many people undergoing micro-needling treatment for scars find that the process works much better when they apply a topical skin care product immediately after their procedure. This allows these topicals to better penetrate your skin, greatly enhancing their effectiveness.
Today’s cosmetic lasers allow us to precisely target only unwanted skin tissue and leave neighboring skin intact. This greatly reduces your healing time since only scar tissue is affected by the treatment. Many patients benefit from multiple laser treatments for scar treatment. The number of treatments that you require depends upon the extent of your scars and your overall skin condition.
This is yet another effective scar treatment. It can provide a gentle exfoliation and it generally most effective after a series of treatments at our office.