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Laser Scar Removal

Lasers are a great option for minimizing many types of scarring with excellent results.

Lasers are a great option for minimizing many types of scarring with excellent results. While scars are permanent, depending upon the type and location of the scar, lasers can be very effective in blending scars into adjacent skin. The following types of scars can effectively be treated with lasers: firm, raised and pink or reddish-purple scars, and acne scarring that is more pin-like depressed pockets, than wide indentations.

For those with acne scarring who do not wish to have any downtime, the Fraxel laser is a great no-downtime option. This is the latest in Fraxel technology and is superior because of the two wavelengths that are now available.

If you are interested in laser treatment for scarring, please schedule a consultation with a provider. Your skin and goals are unique and your provider will evaluate your skin and discuss the options available for you. You may need a series of treatments to achieve your goals. 

In addition to laser treatment, there are other options available for scar revision.