Do you have acne scars that continue to blemish your face? If you want to remove your scars for good, Dr. Wendy E. Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA offers a variety of treatments. Scar removal can improve your self-image and help you get rid of unwanted scars on your face or body. Scar treatments work to rebuild your skin with a smooth and flawless complexion.
What Are Scars?
Scars result from natural skin repair after an injury or condition. Some scars are nearly unnoticeable, but when a patient has a large or obvious scar, they may want to remove or reduce the appearance of the scar. Scars can be the result of surgery, injury, disease, or infection. The scar may have inflammation, and this is caused by collagen that has formed incorrectly. A scar may have a raised appearance or sunken appearance and can be pale or dark. Scars are usually harmless but can be painful if the skin becomes tight or constricted by the scar.
Acne scars are the result of acne infection. The scars often have a raised or a sunken appearance, like blemishes or indentations, and can be undesirable since they often occur on the face. Acne scars are a constant reminder of acne and can damage a patient’s self-image and confidence.
Stretch marks come from a stretching of the skin that causes minor tears in the skin. Stretch marks appear as thin lines with a pale or red color and are usually found on the upper arms, abdomen, chest, or legs. The scars may be the result of a growth spurt, pregnancy, weight gain, or hormones.
Keloid scars have a raised appearance as the result of overgrown tissue and collagen. The scars are often caused by an injury, burn, or even acne. Patients may find life difficult with a keloid scar due to the appearance and lumpy texture. The scar may also be irritating itchy. Keloid scars may require an injection to reduce the scars raised appearance before being treated.
How Can Scars Be Removed?
Scar removal may involve surgical procedures or non-invasive treatments. Non-invasive treatments are designed to reduce inflammation present in the scars and reconstruct the scarred skin with collagen induction. Scar removal can improve a patient’s quality of life by increasing their confidence and self-image.
What Can I Expect From Scar Treatment?
During patient consultation, Dr. Wendy E. Roberts will help determine which scar treatment is right for each patient and identify treatment expectations. When the patient agrees to the ideal treatment, an appointment can be made and the treatment can begin. Patients may need to avoid tanning or other skincare that might interfere with the treatment for some time before the treatment.
Recovery after the treatment is painless and generally not accompanied by downtime. Patients who take care of their skin with proper sun protection will experience the best and longest-lasting results. When the treatment is completed, patients will no longer have scars blemishing their complexion.
Our Scar Removal Treatments
Microdermabrasion is a simple and common scar treatment. The scar may be completely removed or reduced in appearance through several microdermabrasion sessions. The treatment resurfaces the skin to remove uneven color and texture along with blemishes like scars. The treatment also increases collagen production, helping the skin rebuild the skin where the scar is located. Microdermabrasion is exceptional for removing acne scars and other small scars. Patients may need monthly maintenance sessions to prolong their smooth and scar-free complexion.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Fractional laser resurfacing is a powerful treatment for addressing scars, acne scars, and stretch marks. The fractional laser heats the skin to increase collagen production in the target area. This allows collagen to rebuild the scarred area and reduce the appearance of the scar. The laser only targets certain changes in skin pigmentations to treat scars and blemishes without causing harm. The treatment is completed without causing any bleeding and with no downtime. Laser resurfacing can be completed quickly, and the treatment results are long-lasting.
Chemical peels may help reduce the appearance of acne scars and small facial scars. The treatment provides resurfacing that stimulates collagen production. The treatment results are temporary, and patients should have monthly maintenance peel treatments to prolong the results. Chemical peels do not have downtime, but patients may experience skin peeling for several days after the treatment. The treatment also removes oils, debris, and dead skin cells from the face, giving it a healthy and youthful appearance.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
If you are looking to remove scars, acne scars, or stretch marks from anywhere on your body, you may be an ideal candidate for scar removal. Patients can enjoy scar treatments regardless of their gender, skin type, or age. Most treatments are not recommended for patients who are currently pregnant or nursing. Dr. Wendy E. Roberts will provide consultation to ensure that the treatment will be safe and effective.
After scar treatment, patients can expect an improved self-image and greater confidence. The treatments do not have any downtime, and many patients are able to fit the treatment session into their lunch break and return to work without interruption.
Enjoy Scar Treatment Today
If you are ready to treat your scars, visit Dr. Wendy E. Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA for an initial consultation today. Our scar removal treatments are safe and effective with no downtime. Remove your scars and live with greater confidence.