How to Reduce Scarring

iStock 1034787672Scars may vary dramatically from type and variety. Keloid scars are scars that can become quite large and bothersome, while scars from traumatic injuries or acne may be far less noticeable. Regardless, scars may be problematic for patients, and they may want to learn if there are ways to reduce or eliminate scarring on the skin. At the Skin and Beauty Center in California, patients in the community can find out about scar reduction and removal services. 

What is a scar? 

A scar is most often a mark left behind on the skin from previous trauma. They come in many different forms, and may range from mild to severe. The skin naturally heals itself, but sometimes, it can leave behind tell-tale signs of past trauma. For example, patients who have had severe acne in the past may deal with acne scars, or large divots in the skin where cyst acne once remained. Or maybe patients had an injury as a child and have a scar left behind that is significantly noticeable or causes them embarrassment. By visiting a dermatology practice, many patients can find a solution to their concerns with the assistance of a professional. 

How to reduce or remove scarring 

There are several different approaches that may be taken to address scarring on the skin. This includes: 

  •         Surgical removal/excision
  •         Laser therapies
  •         Light-based treatments
  •         Chemical peels
  •         Microdermabrasion
  •         Dermal fillers

Which scar reduction or removal treatment is right for me? 

The type of scar, the size of the scar, and the location of the scar will all be used to determine the best reduction or removal treatment for a patient who comes to The Skin and Beauty Center. Our team will evaluate an individual and then discuss the best option for their unique needs. 

Discuss options for scar reduction or removal with the Skin and Beauty Center 

If you are seeking cosmetic, medical, or surgical dermatology and reside in California, let our team of professionals help you address this concern. Call (818) 842-8000 to schedule an appointment at any of our seven office locations, including practices in Burbank, Northridge, Glendale, West Hills, Santa Clarita. Glendale/Verdugo Hills, and Pasadena.  

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