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Scar Treatment Specialist

SkinScience and Wellness

Aesthetics located in Philadelphia, PA

Whether from acne or trauma, any injury to the skin may lead to the development of a permanent scar. With advances in aesthetic treatments, you no longer have to simply live with your imperfection. At SkinScience and Wellness Max E. Mercado, MD, Jose A. Bossbaly, MD, and the team are excited to soon be offering an aesthetic scar treatment to lessen the appearance of your scars. To learn more, call the Philadelphia office today to schedule your free consultation.

Scar Treatment Q & A

What are scars?

Scars are a mark created by the fibrous tissue your body uses to heal a wound. When you have a cut or wound, your body rushes collagen cells to repair the damage. 

Collagen is a supportive protein that keeps your skin strong and flexible but may not match the surrounding skin, leaving the mark.

It might be easy to ignore a small scar or hide one that’s in a location you can cover, but if your scar is large or in an area you can’t hide, such as your face, then you may be searching for a solution to minimize the appearance of your scar. 

SkinScience and Wellness is happy to soon be offering an aesthetic treatment to improve the look of your scar.

What are the types of scars?

There are several different types of scars that may require different treatment methods. The types of scars include:

Keloid scar

Keloid scars go beyond the original injury. It is a type of raised scar that occurs when extra tissue forms over the injury. In addition to being unsightly, these scars may also affect movement. 

Acne scars

Acne scars are common and can serve as a constant reminder of your younger years. These scars develop when the pores in your skin rupture from the accumulation of oil and dead skin cells. Acne scars can be pitted or raised.

Stretch marks

Stretch marks develop during periods of rapid growth or weight loss. While these scars fade over time, they continue to leave their mark.

Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophic scars are raised, red scars. It occurs when extra collagen forms, leading to a raised scar that is not as prominent as a keloid.

Contracture scars

You may develop a contracture scar after a burn injury. Contracture scars may tighten the skin and limit mobility.

No matter the type of scar you have, you can get treatment to improve its appearance.

What is scar treatment?

Scar treatment refers to the various methods the team at SkinScience and Wellness may use to lessen the appearance of your scar. Some of the most common treatments include:

  • Creams, lotions, and gels
  • Steroid injections
  • Silicone sheets
  • Cryotherapy (freezing)

Soon, the team at SkinScience and Wellness will be offering aesthetic treatments for scars. These treatments use targeted energy that breaks up the scar tissue.

At the same time, they stimulate your skin to produce new skin cells to replace the scar, resulting in smoother, healthier skin.

To learn more about the scar treatment options, including the upcoming aesthetic tools, call SkinScience and Wellness to schedule your free consultation.

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