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When the body heals from a wound, whether it’s from a prior injury, surgery or illness, an unsightly scar can sometimes take its place and remind the person of the trauma they experienced. If the scar is large or in a visible location, it can have a negative impact on the person’s self-esteem or cause them embarrassment. While we cannot work with a magic wand, our certified clinicians can greatly reduce, or sometimes even completely erase the appearance of these scars with laser scar removal therapies, injectable steroids or surgical procedures.
Steven Bengelsdorf MD, has built his medical practice on the principle of personalized care. Patients who visit Franklin Skin and Laser can discuss their various concerns and trust that there are treatments through which their skin can be improved. Scarring is a common complaint, one that many people assume they must simply live with. This is not the case.
Several types of injuries may lead to scars on the skin. Due to the unique nature of individual scars and of different people’s skin, the way in which a scar is treated will vary from one person to another. In some instances, it is possible to remove scar tissue completely. In others, revision can significantly reduce the appearance of a scar. Dr. Bengelsdorf has the extensive training and experience you can count on to effectively treat scars.
Often, scars involve the uppermost layer of skin. Surface scars are most often easily treated. These scars may be the result of inflammatory acne or other injury. Sometimes, surface scars will naturally fade, though it may take years and the skin may never return to an even tone. Dermatologic care with laser or other therapies can speed up scar reduction so that you can feel better about the appearance of your skin. Even keloid scars, which appear raised and thick, can be reduced with the appropriate treatment.
Hyperpigmentation scars are also common. These surface scars may cause the skin to look uneven in tone or aged in appearance. Patches of hyperpigmentation may be treated with topical solutions, chemical peels, or other modalities. Depending on the extent of scarring, the skin’s response, and the protocol used, several treatments may be necessary for optimal results. During consultation with your Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf, you can gain a clear understanding of the type of scar you have and the techniques that will produce the improvement you seek.
Scars that involve tissues beneath the epidermis can be revised to reduce their appearance. Deeper scars may be the result of healing after severe acne, incision, or another significant type of wound. Deep scars may appear pitted due to the pull of scar tissue in the dermis. To address this type of scar, Dr. Bengelsdorf may recommend laser treatment or subcision, a procedure through which surface skin is released from the pull of scar tissue. Any evidence that is present on the epidermis may subsequently be treated with laser, radiofrequency microneedling, microneedling, or chemical peels. In some instances, optimal results are achieved through a combination of treatments.