I’ve Always Wanted to Get Rid of My Scars. Is it Possible?

treatments for scars
Do you have unwanted scarring? Acne scars, surgical scars, or scarring from an injury can leave unsightly, permanent marks on your appearance. You may think that these scars are here to stay but, with the right treatment, you can help them to fade away. Come see Dr. Matarasso and learn about your treatment options for scars.

What Causes a Scar?

Scars occur when the dermis (deep layer of skin) is damaged. The body produces extra collagen to heal the injury, and this leads to a scar. Scars often have a different texture and appearance than the surrounding skin. Pitted acne scars are similar, but result when a pit develops in the space where the deep acne was present. Surgical scars, acne scars, and injury scars are all treatable by an experienced dermatologist like Dr. Matarasso.

What Are My Treatment Options for Scarring?

If you have unwanted scarring, come see Dr. Matarasso. He can help you fade your scars. He often chooses to use the Fraxel laser to treat scars, reducing their appearance, smoothing the skin, and refreshing your look. This treatment can improve many types of scarring and works on most skin types. Dr. Matarasso can help you determine if Fraxel can improve the appearance of your skin or if another treatment may be more beneficial.

The Fraxel laser is a type of fractional skin resurfacing, which means that the treatment targets only a fraction of skin, leaving the surrounding skin intact. This can speed healing and promotes the body’s healing response for better results. Damaged skin is replaced by healthy, new skin. In addition to treating scarring, the Fraxel laser can be used to fade wrinkles, rejuvenate the skin, even skin tone, and much more.

Dr. Matarasso can customize your treatment to your skin’s specific needs. Healing time will vary considerably depending on the depth and strength of your treatment. He can discuss your options with you during an appointment. We will work with you to limit downtime so treatment will work with your schedule.

Smooth your scars with Fraxel. Call today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Matarasso.