Skin Resurfacing provides an effective, long-lasting way to remove a variety of scars for those who have moderate to severe facial scarring.
Skin Resurfacing provides those affected by facial acne scars a variety of methods and treatment options. The benefits of Skin Resurfacing can help you reclaim your skin and improve your self-esteem. You’ll know people are seeing you and not your scars.
Whether you’re suffering from acne scars or the visible scars of an old injury, skin resurfacing can help rejuvenate your skin by vaporizing scar tissue and encouraging healthy skin cells to produce the collagen and elastin needed for a healthy, even skin tone.
Types of Scars
No matter what trauma your skin has endured, the formation of scars is almost unavoidable. That’s because the skin is constantly exposed to sun, heat, cold, and pollution that can prevent it from healing fully. A scar will form on the area of damaged skin. The scar tissue is usually thick and can also be discolored, raised, or dented.
Depending on the type of scarring you have, your treatment options will lead you in a different direction.
Typical facial scarring can arise from any of the following causes:
- Skin conditions
Skin Resurfacing Options
Depending on the type of scarring you’re struggling with, your doctor will recommend a variety of treatment options. All options are associated with their own pros and cons and carry different levels of invasiveness and recovery time.
Some of the most common skin resurfacing options include:
Microdermabrasion – Microdermabrasion uses a device containing small crystals that painlessly exfoliate the skin. You won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure, but you might require more than one treatment to achieve dramatic results.
Chemical Peels – Chemical peels can provide you with dramatic scar reduction and requires the application of a special compound to the skin. The compound removes the outer layer of skin, leaving smoother, fresher skin behind. The major drawback of the chemical peel is that several days of downtime may be required while your skin heals and replenishes itself.
Laser Resurfacing – This form of skin resurfacing involves laser treatments to the scarred areas of your skin. The laser evaporates the outer layer of scarred skin and only targets the damaged skin itself. In most cases only one treatment is required to regain a smooth skin surface.
Make sure you’re fully informed on the pros and cons associated with each skin resurfacing technique before choosing a method to remove your scarring.
Matching the Treatment to Your Needs
Before undergoing skin resurfacing of any kind, you’ll meet with your doctor for a consultation. You’ll be able to take this opportunity to really connect with your doctor and describe your scarring so that he or she can match you with the perfect skin resurfacing treatment plan.
You can rest assured that a variety of skin resurfacing options exist to provide you with consistent, long-lasting results. Our experts are well-versed in all methods to provide you with the option that requires the highest result and the least amount of recovery time.
You don’t have to hide behind layers of makeup or hats to hide your scarring any longer. Call our offices today to schedule an appointment.