Scars are marks created on the skin after an injury heals. The body reconnects broken tissue by creating collagen, and it forms a scab over the wound during this process. After the scab dries and flakes off, it may leave a scar behind. Scars can be pink, silver, or brown. Acne scarring occurs when blackheads, whiteheads, or pustules are picked at and ruptured. These scars become more noticeable as we age and the skin loses collagen.
Brittany Denue and our team can help you enjoy smoother, more even skin, and reduce the appearance of scar with treatments such as dermabrasion, laser treatment, and surgical revision.
Dermabrasion can flatten raised scars, minimizing their appearance. Prior to treatment, we will numb the surrounding skin to provide a comfortable procedure. We utilize a sterile mesh tool to gently rub the scar down to the desired contour. We encourage you to keep the treatment site covered with Vaseline® or Aquaphor® until the wound is fully healed, usually within a week.
The Fractora™ laser used by Brittany Denue and our team resurfaces and rejuvenates skin by combining heat with microneedling to promote collagen growth. Laser resurfacing drills holes of microscopic proportion into skin to remove superficial damage and stimulate a healing response that smooths and tightens the skin. Learn more about Fractora by calling our office today.
Surgical revision may be the best option if you have a scar that is under a lot of tension or is compromising the function of one or more biological systems. By using reconstructive techniques, we can realign the scar to relieve tension and restore proper function. This procedure is performed with local anesthesia to ensure complete comfort. Our board-certified dermatologist can help you determine if this procedure is right for you.
We invite you to visit Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Specialists if you are considering treatment for acne and other scars. Call 760-773-6616 today to schedule a consultation with Brittany Denue, and to discuss your options for acne and scar treatment in Palm Desert, California.