Scar Removal Specialist

La Jolla Laser MedSpa -  - Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

La Jolla Laser MedSpa

Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons & Ophthalmologists located in La Jolla, CA

Injuries and damage to skin that results in the formation of scar tissue may be painful or unsightly, and people with scars often wish they could find a way to get rid of them. If you have uncomfortable or unsightly scars, you have the option of scar removal. The team of doctors at La Jolla Laser MedSpa in La Jolla, California, specializes in aesthetic procedures such as scar removal, so if you’re troubled by scar tissue, give the office a call, or book an appointment online.

Scar Removal Q & A

La Jolla Laser MedSpa

Why do wounds form scar tissue?

Scars form when skin is damaged in any way, as the body works to heal itself and seal the breach. Skin is an amazing organ; in fact, it’s the largest organ humans possess, and its ability to knit itself back together after serious injuries is extraordinary. The problem arises when the wound heals in such a way that the undamaged skin is pulled too tight, too much scar tissue forms, or the scar is so or noticeable it makes you feel embarrassed.

Finding a treatment method for your problem scars is a task that needs expert advice and guidance, and our team at La Jolla Laser MedSpa has exactly the knowledge and experience to advise you on the most appropriate solutions in your case.

Are there different types of scars?

There are a number of different types of scars, and the type of injury involved makes the wounds heal in particular ways, depending on the cause of skin damage. The main types of scars are:

  • Contracture scars that form when the skin heals after a burn injury
  • Keloid scars that form when repair tissues grow too rapidly
  • Acne scars that typically cover your face if you’ve been affected
  • Hypertrophic scars that resemble less aggressive keloids

Each type of scar presents its own challenges; for example, acne scars often leave your skin pitted with small indentations, while contracture scars can tighten skin to such an extent it affects movement.

What treatments are available for scars?

Keloid and hypertrophic scars often respond to steroid injections that reduce inflammation in and around the scar tissue, while liquid nitrogen is used to freeze smaller scars (cryotherapy). Hypertrophic scars are also often treated with skin graft procedures because of the tightening effect of healing burn tissue. Other options include surgical removal, dermabrasion, and laser surgery.

Laser PicoSure® is the laser resurfacing tool that the doctors use at La Jolla Laser MedSpa for scar removal procedures. It’s used to treat different types of scar tissue successfully, and patients regularly find their scars disappear after treatment. Make an appointment to discuss your options, or use the online booking form today.