Any type of skin scarring can interfere with your self-confidence, especially if it’s on your face or in an obvious area of your body. If you’ve sustained a skin injury, such as a burn or laceration (cut), have had surgery, or have outbreaks of acne, you know that a skin scar can cause more than just an emotional annoyance because of how it looks. The scar can also create symptoms such as:
- Discomfort from clothing rubbing on the scar
- Loss of range of motion due to internal skin pulling (contracture)
Scars can be raised, pitted, depressed, or discolored, making them obvious to those around you. Many pregnant women develop stretch marks and related scarring on their abdomens, breasts, and other areas due to rapid weight gain and weight loss. Even sun exposure can increase the appearance and discomfort of certain types of scars.
Your cosmetic dermatologist has a number of ways to minimize the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, accidental scars, and other kinds of scars. Let’s talk about why you may want to have a scar removed, some of the effective medical skin treatments that can help you look and feel better about yourself, and where you can go in Miami and Coral Gables for top-notch dermatology treatment.
How a Cosmetic Dermatologist Can Treat and Remove a Scar
Your dermatologist has several ways in which they can improve or remove your scar:
This skin-resurfacing treatment reduces skin pitting (from acne) and other minor scars by gently “sanding” your scars.
Fraxel Restore Laser Treatment
With Fraxel Restore, concentrated light energy increases the skin’s natural collagen growth. Collagen speeds healing, tightens lax skin, and decreases hyperpigmentation that is common with so many kinds of scars. Your skin doctor may recommend multiple treatments in order to achieve the maximum effect.
These injections of hyaluronic acid stimulate collagen and plump up the areas of scarring, minimizing the scar’s appearance. This naturally derived medication helps people who have mild, moderate, or deep acne scars, including scars from cystic acne.
Corticosteroid Injections (to Relieve Pain)
Your cosmetic dermatologist can inject this anti-inflammatory medicine between areas of scarring to reduce the inflammation of cystic acne and other breakouts.
Treatment by a Cosmetic Dermatologist in Miami and Coral Gables
Early intervention is the best way to minimize the impact of scars. If you have a skin scar that you would like to have minimized or removed by a cosmetic dermatologist, contact the experts at Children’s Skin Center.
Dr. Ana Duarte and her team deliver compassionate, effective skin care for patients of all ages – including children and adults. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (305) 669-6555 or fill out our online appointment request form now.
We have two main offices in Miami and Coral Gables, and we also have satellite locations across South Florida. We look forward to seeing you at our location nearest you!