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Sick of Seeing Scars? Try One of These Treatments!

Scars form as a part of your body’s natural healing process. While scars are typically not a medical concern, they often pose cosmetic concerns. If you are unhappy with the appearance of scars, your Tucson dermatologist can offer a variety of treatment options to lessen or even eliminate the appearance of scars completely from your skin. Fractional Laser Resurfacing Fractional laser resurfacing uses focused light to remove specific layers of skin, such as scar tissue, and promote healing. This treatment is most often recommended for the face, where it yields the best results. Depending upon the type of scarring you want to treat, you may need more than one treatment to achieve the results you want. Microdermabrasion Microdermabrasion uses a stream of tiny particles to improve the overall appearance and texture of your skin. This treatment option is fast, painless, and requires no downtime; it can be used to treat a variety of scars, including acne scars, pox scars, and small scars from minor injuries. As with laser resurfacing, you may see the best results after several microdermabrasion treatments from your dermatologist. Microneedling Microneedling aims to rejuvenate the look of the skin by using fine needles to create controlled injuries in the skin. The skin responds to these injuries by producing collagen and elastin, which in turn promote healthier, plumper skin on which the appearance of scars and other marks is minimized. Skin Care Products There are a variety of specialized skin care products you can use to reduce the appearance of both recent and older scars. With many products to choose from, it’s best to ask your dermatologist which options are ideal for your specific needs to create a tailored skin care plan that will offer the greatest benefit. Specialists in Dermatology has been serving the Tucson area since 1998 with state-of-the-art dermatological care, including general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. You can reach us by phone at (520) 383-3330 to schedule an appointment, or visit us online to learn more about our offices and skin care services.