Type of Scars
- Keloid: These are raised scars that extend beyond the injured area.
- Contracture scars: These typically appears after a burn and can affect muscles and nerves.
- Hypertrophic scars: These are raised, red scars that affect the injured area.
- Acne scars: These are sometimes deep pits in the skin or pigmented areas.
in Fargo, North Dakota
Throughout our lives, we can develop scars from everyday things like bike accidents, cooking, burns, surgery, acne, and more. Any type of cut or abrasion that distresses the layers of skin can cause a scar. Scars can be very small or very large, and sometimes can cause self-image issues and a lack of confidence. Our team at Fargo Center for Dermatology are ready to help you treat your scars to regain self-confidence.
What are Scars?
Simply put, scars are marks left on the skin after an injury. The skin creates fibrous tissue that connects the healing skin with the uninjured skin tissue, and this leaves a mark on the skin. There are multiple kinds of scars that can be left on the skin.
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How Are Scars Treated?
Some people don’t mind scars, but to others, scars can be bothersome and irritating. If you wish to treat your scars, then it’s best to see a board certified dermatologist. There are many different treatments for scars. These can include serums or lotions to help reduce the appearance of scars, or even laser scar treatment or microneedling. Laser treatments are very common for scars, and they require very little downtime, making them one of the best treatment options available.
Types of Treatments:
- Cynosure Icon Max R
- Cynosure Icon Max Y
- SkinPen Microneedling
- Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing Laser
- Cynosure 1540 nm laser
- Chemical Peels
- Intralesional Steroid Injections
- Silicone Topical Treatment
- Biocorneum Topical Silicone Gel
- Compression Dressings of Scars
Scar Treatment Maintenance
After undergoing a procedure to help reduce scars and scar tissue, your skin will be a bit sensitive. Immediately following the procedure, your skin may be red for a few hours afterward, and you may also experience a mild sunburn sensation on the treated area. This is normal and can be managed with by using a good moisturizer following the procedure. Dr. Ness can recommend your best options from our in-house line of products during your consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are bothered by the appearance of scars on your skin, then it may be time to consider looking at your treatment options. Contact Fargo Center and schedule online with Dr. Rachel Ness to get started on your personalized treatment plan.