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Scars result when the deeper layer of the skin is damaged and is a part of the body’s natural healing process. If a wound is superficial then a scar may not appear but any deep cuts will usually result in a scar of some kind.

Types of scars

  • Keloid scars –
    Keloid scars are caused by an aggressive healing process, where the scar extends beyond the original wound. Keloid scars are most common in people with darker skin.
  • Contracture scars –
    Contracture scars are caused by the skin being burnt, and as the name would suggest – cause your skin to contract as a result. Contracture scars can affect your ability to move freely and also result in damage to the nerves and muscles, depending on how severe the burning is.
  • Hypertrophic scars –
    Hypertrophic scars are usually red and raised from the surface of the skin. They are very common after cuts, burns and body piercings.
  • Acne scars –
    Those with severe acne are often left with scars as a result. Acne scars can vary quite significantly from one person to the next.

Treating scars

When they’re large and in visible areas of the body, scars can be something that causes a person to feel very self-conscious and want to cover them up. Scars can be treated in a number of ways – using creams, lotions and injectable treatments. These treatments vary in their efficacy but one of the most powerful solutions for treating scars is laser treatment.

Laser treatment is extremely effective for treating scars because it can target your skin at a deep level. Creams and lotions can only really mask the problem since they’re only able to treat the surface of the skin. Lasers can be used to restructure your skin at a deeper level and therefore provide a more effective way to treat scars of all kinds.

Book a consultation

If you’d like to book a consultation so you can find out the best course of treatment for the scars you have then get in touch and we can schedule one at a time that’s convenient for you.

Dr. David S. Sax

Dr. David Sax is a board certified dermatologist in sarasota and an expert in Mohs surgery for skin cancer. He is dedicated to bringing you clinical excellence, highly personalized treatments, and accessible and efficient service. Whether you need treatment for a medical skin condition, or want to achieve a more youthful look with cosmetic or spa services, you’ll find state-of-the-art solutions right here.

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