JANIGA MDs

Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Center

Scars and Scar Treatment: From Acne to Keloids

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Scars and Scar Treatment: From Acne to Keloids

Scars Can Be Visibly Reduced, We No Longer Have to Wear Them for Life

If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about having visible scars that you were afraid everyone would notice, Janiga MDs has great dermatology news. Scars of most types can now be significantly smoothed, faded, and lightened. A skilled dermatologist like Dr. Jennifer Janiga can use laser resurfacing to greatly reduce the notice-ability of a scar.

Scar classification is important because the differences in a scar’s characteristics will determine the optimum treatment protocol. Scar color, texture and shape, as well as any previously applied treatments, will affect the parameters and number of treatments required for optimal improvement.

Younger People May Have Larger Scars

Because younger skin is more likely to make strong repairs, it may tend to “over heal” and create larger, thicker more visible scars than one might expect with an older person. This can result in raised scars that are very unsightly, causing a youth to feel extremely self-conscious about their looks and how they assume their peers perceive them. Improving the look of those scars can have an excellent and dramatic effect on their positive self-esteem.

Scar Removal Laser Techniques Continue to Advance and Improve

Over the past 10 to 15 years, refinements in laser technology – as well as advancements in laser use and techniques – have enabled dermatologic surgeons to choose the most appropriate lasers to use for many different types of scars. These advances have cut down on number of treatments and helped to shorten healing time.

Dr. Janiga has several lasers to choose from, depending on the circumstances. Intense Pulsed Light, ICON, and Pulsed Dye lasers are valuable aids for scar treatment at Janiga MDs.

Other Options are Also Available to Remove Scars

If the thought of lasers or surgery makes you skittish, please remember there are a number of other treatments available to help your deal with scar reduction. For instance, steroids can be injected directly into the scar tissue, causing it to flatten over time.

The easiest way to determine the best treatment for your scars, personally, is to consult with Dr. Jennifer Janiga. She is among the most noteworthy dermatologists in the Reno/Tahoe area, and of course your initial consultation for cosmetic procedures is always complimentary. Contact us now, so we can set your appointment.