Scars left behind from acne, surgery, chicken pox, burns or other injuries, especially when they appear on your face, can be disfiguring physically and emotionally.
Scars are a natural part of the skin’s healing process, and most small scars fade over time to become nearly invisible. The larger and more severe the skin damage and the longer it takes to heal, however, the more prominent the scar will be. If the appearance of a scar bothers you, a visit to University Dermatology may be in order.
University Dermatology offers many cosmetic treatment options that can significantly reduce the appearance of large, raised scars. Although some scars cannot be eliminated entirely, modern cosmetic techniques can significantly minimize their visibility for an improved appearance.
Leading cosmetic dermatology options include:
- Laser scar removal: Using a high-energy light, a dermatologist can remove or reshape disfigured scar tissue. Different types of laser scar removal are used for different types of scarring.
- Microdermabrasion: A non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that applies microscopic crystals. This gently exfoliates and smooth’s the outermost layer of dead skin cells, revealing younger, healthier looking skin.
- Chemical peels: Typically administered as a facial peel, this treatment involves applying an acid solution to remove and smooth the scarred outer layers of skin.
- Topical cream, gel or ointment: Special creams can be applied directly to a scar to soften the tissue and promote healing.
In some cases, scar reduction requires more than one treatment, or a combination of procedures, may be recommended to attain your optimal results. The professionals at University Dermatology can help you determine the best treatment for your specific goals and degree of scarring.
If you are concerned about the appearance of your scars, visit University Dermatology located in Charlotte North Carolina. Most scarring is highly treatable by an expert. University Dermatology can assess the scar, review treatment options and help you select the most effective therapy for significantly reducing your scars’ visibility.
For more information regarding the treatment of scars please visit our services page or contact University Dermatology to schedule an appointment 704.596.1787