Untreated acne scars or hypertrophic scars can improve over time but rarely completely resolve on their own. Keloid scars rarely improve on their own. Treating scars begins with a consultation to evaluate the scarring and determine the best treatment method.
In most cases, whether you are treating keloid, acne scarring or hypertrophic scar, combination treatment will be required. When treating scars, patience is truly a virtue as it will take a series of treatments to get to the desired goal. This combination approach may include Vbeam Perfecta or BBL if scars are red, excision in case of icepick scars, Fraxel Dual, microneedling or CO2RE for trauma, post-surgical or acne scars to improve the texture, steroid injection to flatten keloid scars, subcision for depressed scars or laser-assisted drug delivery for treatment of keloids – one of the latest additions to our treatment arsenal.
Stretch Marks Treatment
Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a form of scarring. They usually appear after rapid growth, whether it is due to pregnancy, weight gain, or puberty. Stretch marks can appear on the skin as a red line if they are fairly recent, however, with time they usually turn white. It is best to start treating them as soon as possible. If they are red combination treatment of Vbeam Perfecta and Fraxel Dual is a great treatment approach. Treatment for white stretch marks may start with Fraxel Dual or with a relatively newer treatment injectable approach of Hyperdiluted Radiesse.