Whether caused by injury, acne, surgery, burns or other means, scars can leave individuals feeling anxious and self-conscious. For some people, scars leave a visual representation of a difficult emotional experience. Fortunately, there are many options to greatly improve the appearance of scars and reduce their negative impact on an individual’s self-esteem.
Scar revision procedures are typically surgical options that utilize the expert skill and care of a plastic surgeon to refine the scar appearance. Plastic surgeons have extensive knowledge of the skin’s healing process as well as the physiology of the underlying soft tissues and structures for healing. Scar revision procedures may only require one treatment or may benefit from a series of treatments for optimal outcomes. Typically surgical procedures are combined with energy-based treatments that deliver non-invasive but deeply penetrating energy to remodel the dermal matrix. These energy based treatments enhance natural healing and promote collagen production and dermal remodeling.