We may be able to help you completely recover from skin damage that has become permanent scarring. Using lasers and/or dermal fillers, we can target scars by diminishing their colour and/or encouraging the development of new smoother skin. Call our office today to find out what we can do for you. We treat all kinds of scars from acne, to traumatic scars and more:
Treatments for Facial Scars
Depending on the size and severity of the skin damage, our clinic may recommend one of several different options. We also steadily introduce new treatments at our clinic which may not yet be reflected on our website. To get the best information about your scars, you should call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Crippen.
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Laser Treatments to Treat Scars
Many of our scar removal treatments are administered with lasers. We use lasers because they can offer some of the best outcomes for a range of different skin conditions. Using these devices well takes certification and proper training in addition to years of experience, and our clinic is dedicated to staying at the forefront of technology.
More Comfortable Treatments
Modern laser treatments are more comfortable than they’ve ever been, and that includes scar removal treatments. Scars in particular can be a challenge because they’re often deep or cover a large area.
No more will you need to go under the knife to solve problems like scars. Our laser treatments work on the surface of the skin but can also penetrate deeply to affect more change if required. Additionally, these modern lasers are even more effective at targeting precise areas of the skin, so even the smallest scars can be easily treated.
Outcomes for our newest laser treatments would have been stunning only a few years ago. The latest technology is effective at dealing with scars that could not be effectively treated even in the recent past. If you were once a poor candidate for removal, you may want to consider another appointment to discuss new options.
Start Today—Schedule a Consultation
Before we can begin your treatment or discuss the cost of laser treatment for scars, we must examine the problem area. That begins with a medical consultation between you and Dr. Crippen. This is a simple meeting that will allow us to evaluate your case and choose the best treatment option.
Quick Answers About Scar Treatments
Which Treatment Is Used for Acne Scars?
Like any scar, acne scars come in a wide variety of colors, sizes and textures. We will most likely address your acne scar with a combination of the treatments we have available, some to lighten unwanted colors, and others to renew the skin underneath it to compel the creation of fresher skin at the surface.
How Completely Can Large Scars Be Removed?
Large scars can be removed far more completely now than was possible with older technology. We may not be able to remove all signs of damage, but the color and prominence of most scars can be greatly diminished with our treatments.
Are the Results Permanent?
Yes. Once we have diminished the appearance of a scar, the effect should be permanent. Some scars are small enough that the appearance can be removed completely, and those will also not return. If there are any limitations presented by your scar, we’ll discuss those with you during the consultation.
How Long Does It Take for a Scar to Disappear After Treatment?
By definition a scar will never completely disappear. We can perform treatments on the scar depending on its appearance to make it less visible though.
What Is A Good Option To Treat Scars Left From Bug Bites?
These kinds of scars are usually excised, or cut out. This leaves a fine linear scar for most patients.
What Treatments Are Suitable for Smooth White Scars Like Hypopigmentation?
A lack of pigmentation is very difficult to treat however we can occasionally make improvements with fractional CO2 lasers.
Do Scars from Breast Augmentation Ever Fade Completely?
They will fade gradually over time but it is unlikely they will every completely go away.
Can You Recommend a Good Scar Treatment/Cream for Post Op Breast Augmentation?
We usually recommend petroleum jelly for most skin healing as it works very well to keep the skin hydrated and protected. It is also very inexpensive and will not cause any irritation to the skin. The only other product we recommend to patients is our SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel that has shown some promise in improving the appearance of scars after months of use.
How Do I Get Rid of Razor Bump Scars on My Bikini Line?
The best option is to do a series of laser hair removal sessions so you don’t have to shave any longer!
What Can Be Done to Fix an Indentation Scar on Nose?
In these cases, we sometimes use a dermal filler like Juvederm to fill in these scars very quickly and with excellent results.
Can Fillers Be Used to Correct Surgical Scars?
Yes, we sometimes use fillers to camouflage scars that are depressed in the skin.
My Scars Turn Black. Why Does This Happen?
People with darker skin types will usually have a darker scar after healing has taken place. This will usually lighten over many months but sometimes we can perform laser treatments to improve the appearance.