Scar Removal

Scar Removal

There are various procedures that can be used to remove scars and they include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, fat transfer, dermal fillers and collagen injections. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels involve the removal of the top layer of skin. Collagen injections, fat transfer and dermal fillers fill-in the depression left by a scar so its appearance is minimized. Severe scars can be removed via surgery but this can create new scars. Laser scar removal used a high-energy light to remove a scar or reshape the area impacted by the scar.

 Ideal candidates are healthy individuals with deep scars, acne scars or scars that patients consider to be physically, emotionally or functionally troubling. Candidates should be free of skin infections, bleeding disorders and have realistic expectations about the results.

The typical cost for scar removal ranges from $500-$3500.The final cost depends on the size of the area being treated, the type of treatment performed, any surgical facility fees, anesthesia fees, the surgeon’s level of expertise and the geographic location of the procedure.

The procedure makes the outer layers of the skin smoother and removes scars. In many cases, the complete scar will not be removed but the final results will see a big difference in the appearance of the area. A scab or crust forms over the treated skin as it begins to heal. The results are long lasting if all post-treatment instructions are followed.

Laser Scar Removal

submitted on   Fri Oct, 09, 2015 by Ronald Shelton, MD     
Laser scar removal uses laser treatments to reduce the appearance of scars by vaporizing each layer of skin in order to expose a smoother layer. Laser treatments usually can not completely erase a scar or its visibility.  Laser scar removal is a non-invasive procedure that can improve the look of...