Scars can tell stories about our lives. Sometimes scars are not very troublesome, but other times they can be. Thanks to advances 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 and are very noticeable. They form when collagen is overproduced during healing and rise above the skin’s surface after healing. 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.


Treatments for scars 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. 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.


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 laser treatments.

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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.