SCARS 2017-06-21T20:38:35+00:00

FACTS ABOUT SCARS

Scars can tell stories about our lives. Sometimes scars are not very troublesome, but other times they can be bothersome. Thanks to advancements in technology, there are some highly effective treatments that can help notably reduce the appearance of scars. There are different types of scars that require different kinds of treatments.

Keloid scars are the result of injury such as an incision or acne. They form when collagen is overproduced during healing and rise above the skin’s surface after healing. Keloid scars are very noticeable. Contracture scars occur as a result of burns and tighten the skin – sometimes impairing movement. A hypertrophic scar looks similar to a keloid scar, but is much more common. These scars don’t reach the size of keloid scars and may fade over time. Acne scars are very common for those who have suffered with the mild to severe acne. This scarring can range from deep pits to angular looking scars.

REMOVING SCARS

Treatments for scars will vary as greatly as the scars themselves. Some highly effective over-the-counter topical treatments, as well as silicone scar sheets work well for less serious scars. There are also some steroid prescription products that can flatten scars. Surgical scar removal is an option for patients who have deep scars. There are also options such as cryotherapy, dermabrasion, chemical peels or laser surgeries available to diminish or remove scars. It is important to consult with a board-certified dermatologist to determine the best treatment option for your scar(s). If you would like to discuss what treatments we would recommend for your scars, please contact us to schedule a consultation.

ENJOY LIFE, WITHOUT SCARS.

Scars tell a story about our lives. Now you can celebrate your story, without visible scars stopping you from wearing the clothes you love or doing the things you enjoy. There are natural ways to heal scars – such as applying vitamin E oil to the affected area – and there are treatments for more serious scarring such as lasers.

ENJOY SMOOTH SKIN.

If you have a scar that you want to heal, Kwan Dermatology can help you find the perfect treatment – whether it be microdermabrasion, a chemical peel or laser treatments. We believe that everyone deserves beautiful skin!

SCAR TREATMENT DIY TIP: Onion Extract Gel contains several unique bioflavonoids, which are highly anti-oxidant. Onion extract gel is a fantastic solution to significantly heal and diminish scars when applied to the area for a period of eight weeks.
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SCAR REMOVAL TECHNOLOGY

There are many treatment options for diminishing or removing scars. Over-the-counter Silicone gel and Alpha Hydroxy acid are effective in healing scars. Dermabrasion is also very effective in reducing scars by gently exfoliating and smoothing the skin’s surface. Laser Scar Treatments are a great option for patients who are leery about surgery or injections. It evaporates the surface layer of skin, resulting in smoother skin. Chemical Peels are ideal for less serious scarring. Chemicals are applied to remove the top layer of skin which smooths scars. Surgical Scar revision is another effective way to remove scars, but is more invasive. If you would like to be free of scarring, please contact Kwan Dermatology to schedule a consultation.