Scars on an individuals skin, no matter how big or small, are often a great cause of concern as they tend to affect confidence. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our team of world-renowned experts are leaders in the field of laser treatments for the removal of stubborn trauma, surgical, and acne scars, and we’re confident in our ability to bring our patients healthy and radiant skin.
Types of Scars
Scars on the skin can happen as a result of numerous factors. Most commonly, patients seek the help of a dermatologist when they are experiencing one of the following:
- Acne Scars
- Trauma Scars
- Surgical Scars
All three types of scars look very different. An acne scar may come in a number of sizes and depths, with some being called ‘ice-pick’ scars and others being small red pock marks. A surgical scar can form after a patient undergoes surgery and is usually raised slightly above the skin. Scars from trauma can leave discoloration and an uneven texture. Fortunately, our dermatology center in San Diego is home to over 38 lasers to help bring patients the best results for smooth skin possible.
Treatments For Scars
At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our team of world-renowned dermatologists are pleased to offer patients the largest selection of lasers in the country, many of which are ideal for diminishing body and facial scarring.
Watch Dr. Goldman Discuss Treatments for Acne Scars
Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Fraxel Laser Resurfacing is widely known as one of the best laser treatments for the diminishment of body and facial scars. Due to it’s targeted therapy, the laser can be adjusted to treat almost every kind of scar, be it acne, surgical, or trauma related. Laser resurfacing in San Diego works to penetrate deep within the skin and scar to rejuvenate the appearance by providing a more even skin texture, tone, and color. Though patients may see excellent results after just one treatment, sometimes multiple office visits are necessary depending on the severity of scars present. The newly FDA approved PicoSure Laser has also been proven effective for the successful diminishment of both acne and surgical scars.
Scar Treatment FAQ’s
To better help our patients understand which type of scar treatment will be best for them, our team of world-renowned dermatologists have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions we hear at our practice in San Diego.
Q: Will my scar treatment results be permanent?
A: Yes. Any improvement in the skins texture appreciated by a laser treatment in San Diego will be permanent. To see the best results, it’s a good idea to partake in a maintenance skin care routine, which will be discussed when your treatment plan is developed. It’s important to remember that picking or poking at scars or skin after your treatment may jeopardize the outcomes.
Q: Who should perform laser treatments for acne scars?
A: It’s best to have a board certified dermatologist perform any laser treatments on the skin, as they have the greatest level of education and knowledge in treating dermatologic conditions. Our doctors are all board certified dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, meaning we have a unique level of expertise to provide our patients with the best results possible.
Q: What type of laser treatment will be best for my scars?
A: This greatly depends on which type of scars you have. During your initial consultation with one of our five board certified dermatologists in San Diego, we’ll be able to address your unique concerns to provide an accurate and optimal treatment plan
Q: What will the cost of my scar treatment be?
A: The cost of your scar treatment will depend greatly on the area treated, the type of laser used, and how many treatments are necessary for optimal results. Our doctors are extremely confident that we’ll be able to develop the best plan for you at a competitive price.
A Satisfied Patient Underwent Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment for Acne Scars with Dr. Fabi
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re ready to treat your acne scars, trauma scars, or surgical scars in San Diego today, we encourage you to contact our landmark medical center to schedule your initial consultation by calling (858) 657-1002. When our team of expert dermatologists are able to examine you in person, we’ll be able to develop a unique and completely customized plan of treatment that can address your needs. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we’re confident that we’ll be able to provide you with smooth, healthy, and beautiful skin.
Fore additional information, please contact Cosmetic Dermatology in San Diego today.