How to get rid of Scarring

We’ve all got ‘em.

Fell off a bike when you were a kid? Picked at a scab or at acne? Stretch marks? C-Section? Had a surgical procedure done and left with them? 

Yep, we’re talking about scars … and not the emotional kind. 

Scarring is a natural part of the body’s response to damage to the skin, which as you know, is the largest organ and responsible for the protection of your internal workings. Trauma to the skin, such as cuts, scrapes, and surgical incisions, can result in scar tissue, as the body works to replace lost or damaged skin. 

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There are many different types of scars, with many different characteristics, and the four most common are:

  • Keloid scars, which result from a healing process that is more aggressive than the natural healing process, often extend past the original injury and may hinder movement over time. Treating an injury with pressure treatments or gel/silicone pads may help prevent keloid scars from forming, but in the event that they do, they can be treated with cryotherapy or radiofrequency treatments to smooth, flatten, or improve the discoloration of the scar. Keloid scars are very common among people who fall on the higher end of the Fitzpatrick scale.
  • Contracture scars occur in response to your skin being burned and may tighten skin, which could, in turn, affect your movement. There is a chance for contracture scars to affect multiple layers of your skin and possibly deeper, into your muscles and nerves. In cases of large contracture scars, skin grafts are often used to repair the damage to the skin.
  • Hypertrophic scars are raised, red scars that are similar to keloids, with the difference being that they do not extend past the original injury. Hypertrophic scars can be effectively treated with radio frequency or the injection of steroids to decrease inflammation.
  • Acne scars, which we’ve discussed in our acne blog, are usually caused by a break in the follicle wall of your skin, which occurs when a clogged pore swells. Your skin will attempt to repair the break by creating new collagen fibers, but the repairs won’t usually be as smooth as your original skin. Acne scars are considered either “ice pick” scars, which are usually small holes in your skin, or “boxcar” scars, which are depressed areas that resemble chickenpox scars. We are able to treat acne scars with chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, IPL treatments and Morpheus 8.
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At Skincare & Moore, we understand how difficult it can be to deal with scarring. We are able to utilize a variety of methods to treat and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, including IPL, chemical peels,  and microdermabrasion treatments. Our scar reduction and removal treatments provide an effective solution with a high standard of efficacy, and our main focus is patient trust and loyalty. Book a consultation and allow us to help you achieve the skin of your dreams!

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