When multiple layers of your skin are damaged, your body tries to heal them. The result can be the formation of scars. Scars might appear after an accident, after surgery, or as the result of serious acne. It can be a challenge to find a scar treatment that is effective. It is important to note that in many cases, it is impossible to make a scar disappear completely. However, there are a number of treatments out there that allow you to diminish the appearance of scars. The best scar treatment for you is going to depend on the type of scar that you have.
Many are surprised to learn that scars come in different forms. Some of the most common types of scars are keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, and contracture scars. Keloid scars form when your body overproduces collagen during the recovery process. Keloid scars could extend beyond the area of the original injury. Hypertrophic scars have an appearance similar to keloid scars, but they never go beyond the affected area. It’s easy to confuse a hypertrophic scar and a keloid scar. Hypertrophic scars are a lot easier to treat. Contracture scars are the type of scars you develop after a serious burn. The scars tighten the skin and can actually reduce movement.
When a scar develops, it’s a permanent part of your body. However, treatments can make the scar less visible. For example, surgically removing a scar is invasive, but it can work. Most people desire a less invasive method of scar treatment.
Laser scar removal is a non-invasive scar treatment. The light of the laser can change the color of the scar, as well as its size and its shape. Depending on the type of scar you have, our team may use a particular laser to get the desired results. With that being said, we’ve seen great outcomes using the Icon™ laser treatment for scar reduction.
Chemical peels are another tool that we can use to treat scars. The chemical peel removes the external layer of skin, revealing the smoother skin underneath. To get the best results from chemical peels, you will likely need multiple treatments.
A simple dermal filler treatment is yet another technique that can be used on certain types of scars. That’s because dermal fillers can fill in the area caused by an indented scar, making it even with the rest of your skin.
Scarring can negatively affect your appearance. It can affect your self-esteem and your self-worth. Thankfully, there are a number of effective scar treatments available right here at Le Reve Anti-Aging & Weight Loss Center for dealing with these blemishes. Contact us today for a consultation in Fort Worth!