Scars can be an unsightly reminder of previous medical conditions or injuries. This leads many patients to pursue scar removal to improve their appearance. At Alta Vista Dermatology, we offer scar removal treatments and other skin care procedures to the residents of Denver and Highlands Ranch, CO.
What is Scar Removal?
Scar removal, also called scar revision, is a collection of techniques used to reduce the appearance of scars on the skin. Scars develop as discolored skin tissue that can be raised or rough in appearance and texture. Although they pose no health risk, many people pursue scar removal treatments for cosmetic reasons. With scar removal, you can diminish the appearance of scars and achieve a more even skin tone.
How is Scar Removal Performed?
Some scars can be frozen off with liquid nitrogen treatments, although we typically recommend laser treatments for scar removal. With laser skin resurfacing, the damaged, discolored layers of skin are removed, leaving behind smoother skin. This can help correct the discoloration of scars as well as their raised appearance.
Can Scar Removal Techniques Be Used for Acne Scar Removal?
Scar removal treatments are also effective for reducing the appearance of acne scars, although different techniques are used. For acne scar removal, we typically recommend chemical peels. A chemical peel removes the outermost layer of skin, which is where most of the scarring resides. Once removed, new, radiant skin is able to grow in its place. This gradually reduces the appearance of acne scarring, allowing patients to enjoy a smooth, even complexion.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Scar Removal Treatments?
Although scar removal treatments are quite effective at reducing the appearance of scars, it can take a few treatment sessions to achieve your desired results. In most cases, you will notice results after the first treatment, but it can take up to 10 treatments to achieve your desired results depending on the severity of the scar. When you come in for scar removal treatment, our board-certified team will walk you through the treatment and let you know what kind of results you can expect.
If you are considering scar removal treatments for the revision of acne scars or other scars, contact us today to learn more about the treatment or to schedule an appointment. Alta Vista Dermatology offers scar removal and other skin care services to the residents of Denver, Highlands Ranch, and the neighboring areas of Colorado.
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