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Scar removal treatments
Every scar is different, so we take a highly individualized approach to treatment. In most cases, we can achieve either complete removal, or significant improvement. Some of the most common techniques we use include:
- Fractional laser skin resurfacing – Ablative and non-ablative lasers can improve many types of scarring, as well as wrinkles, fine lines, and other cosmetic concerns.
- Surgical revision – Large scars from traumatic injuries, or surgeries, often cannot be entirely eliminated with lasers, so, sometimes, we need to remove the scar surgically. A precise incision is made around the scar, and the subsequent wound is closed with specific techniques and sutures, so that it can heal with minimal scarring.
- Dermal fillers – Depressed scars, particularly on the face, may be “filled in” with temporary or permanent dermal filler.
- Dermabrasion – This procedure blends the scar into the surrounding normal skin so that it is not so obvious. It can improve the appearance of some minor scars.
Frequently Asked Questions
What treatments are available for acne scars?
Several procedures, including laser skin resurfacing (as described above) minor surgery, chemical peels and dermal fillers may be used. The treatment recommended will depend on the number and type of acne scars that you have.
Can my scar be removed completely?
That will depend on the cause of the scar, as well as the size and location of the scar. Some minor or superficial scars may be completely eliminated using the methods described above, whilst others can only be improved. In most cases, we are able to achieve at least a significant improvement.
Do over-the-counter scar creams work?
Medical studies have consistently shown that there is no topical cream that can prevent or treat scars. However, the massaging action of rubbing a cream into a scar does help to improve the appearance of existing scars. However, it does not matter whether it is a very expensive cream, or just a bland daily moisturizer that you are using. The results are the same, no matter what cream you use. It is advisable to talk to your dermatologist before beginning any topical skin treatment as many of these can cause allergic skin reactions.
How can laser therapy improve scars?
Laser skin resurfacing flattens, softens and smoothens scars, as well as improves the color of scars.
Please call North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics at 425-954-2437 to schedule a consultation to learn about the best scar removal options for you. We have five state-of-the-art offices, conveniently located in Mill Creek, Smokey Point, Monroe, Everett, and South Everett.