Scar Reduction Procedures

Scars left behind from acne or injuries are often unsightly, itchy and painful. Scars from burns can be less elastic than the original tissue, leading to painful contractures. Keloid scars become raised and red, and can be itchy or uncomfortable, too. Acne can leave behind pitted scars known as “pock marks” which are difficult to camouflage with make-up. Luckily, there are a number of types of scars that can be treated with scar reduction therapy.

The types of treatments that are best for you will depend on where your scar is and the type of scar that you have. Some of the therapies available for raised scars include laser therapy, dermabrasion and chemical peels. Pitted scars, like acne scars, can be smoothed using dermal fillers. Some keloid scars respond to steroidal therapy. For large or extensive scars, skin grafts or other surgery may be necessary. You may also need more than one surgery to get the best results.

It may take a bit of time to heal after a scar reduction procedure, and following your procedure a smaller scar may still be visible. You may also see some redness while you are healing from your scar reduction.

While you are healing, you will need to take some special precautions. Protect the treated area from the Boca Raton sun by using sunscreen and staying in the shade. Avoid scratching the area, or subjecting it to any other sort of abrasion. If you are in pain, your doctor may prescribe painkillers during the healing process. Carefully follow all instructions from your doctor to assure the best results.