Scar Removal

Scar Removal Treatments

Scar Removal Scars, those areas where wounds have healed, cause people embarrassment and discomfort, particularly on exposed skin. Do you have to continue to be self-conscious about them, or are effective scar removal treatments available?

The answer is that excellent scar removal treatments are available when you consult board-certified physician Dr. Tope & Tope of Academic Dermatology. Expert in a wide array of aesthetic medical services such as laser hair removal, BOTOX injections and more, the doctors evaluate scars of all kinds and offers state of the art treatments to reduce their appearance.

Why People Scar

Scars result from many factors--cuts, burns, childbirth, surgery, chicken pox, acne and others. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that advancing age, heredity and even ethnicity play a part in scar formation. While scarring signifies healing, it also presents unwanted aesthetic issues, many of which simply do not go away with time or lessen with home remedies or topical over-the-counter products.

Proven Medical Treatments for Scars

The professional team at Academic Dermatology offers proven methods of scar reduction. One such treatment is microdermabrasion. Very similar to sanding done to prepare wood or painted surfaces, microdermabrasion smooths the pits associated with chicken pox or acne and stretch marks from childbirth or weight gain.

While not appropriate for diabetics, people with infections or with vascular problems, Rosacea or thick scars called keloids, microdermabrasion is a safe, comfortable in-house procedure with a wide range of applications. There is virtually no recovery time, and in fact, this safe and effective sanding treatment strengthens the skin by activating its collagen, the elastic element which young skin has in abundance.

Another available treatment is the NanoLaser Peel. This gentle, but high-tech, instrument removes a thin layer of skin to reveal skin with:

  • increased vibrancy and evenness of tone
  • lessened scarring
  • less fine wrinkling

Quick and painless, this skin and scar removal treatment requires no anesthesia and causes only mild redness and swelling which resolves rapidly.
 
Skin Evaluation
 
Make your skin a high priority. Come see the staff at Academic Dermatology. Dr. Tope & Tope will evaluate your skin, including areas of scarring, and recommend a treatment plan tailor-made to your specific needs and preferences. Call for your appointment today: (952) 746-6090.