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By Academic Dermatology
December 27, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: scars  

Dealing with an unsightly scar? Our dermatologist can help.

From acne scars to traumatic injuries, there are many reasons why scars form. Of course, if the scar is very large or in a visible place, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance and wish to turn to our dermatologist in Edina, MA, Dr. Whitney Tope, for scar treatment.

Here at Academic Dermatology, we pride ourselves on offering the very latest in dermatological treatments, including a wide range of laser skin treatments that offer some unique and amazing benefits, especially when it comes to scar removal—read on to learn more.

It won’t get rid of the scar

Lasers are the go-to treatment for scar alleviation because they are precise, safe, and effective. Laser scar treatment can reduce the scar’s appearance, get rid of pain, improve range of motion caused by restrictive scar tissue, and even prevent scars from forming after surgery. While it can do all this and can certainly cause scars to fade significantly, it will not be able to fully get rid of severe or deep scars.

You’ll need to undergo a consultation

Before getting any kind of dermatological treatment, our skin doctor will need to examine the skin to make sure that laser scar treatment is right for you. During an appointment at our Edina office, we will go through your medical history and ask you questions about your lifestyle. This consultation is also useful for you to discuss what you are hoping to achieve with laser skin treatment so that we can make sure that you understand what laser treatment can and can’t do.

You may need more than one laser treatment

Depending on the type, size, and severity of the scar, you may require more than one laser treatment in order to see the most improvement. Patients with deep acne scars may need a series of laser treatments. While there is no downtime associated with laser treatment, it may take more than one session before you see results.

If you are looking to reduce the appearance of one or more scars then it’s time to talk with Academic Dermatology in Edina, MN, about whether laser scar treatment may be right for you. Call (952) 746-6090 today to schedule a consultation.