Overview

scarringScar Reduction

Scars are often disfiguring and are sometimes painful and embarrassing. There are plenty of treatments that are available for the reduction of scars. Dermatologists are skilled and trained in scar management. The size, shape, thickness and location of the scars determines how they are managed and each scar needs to be assessed on an individual basis.

Multiple modalities may be required to manage scars. [See also Acne and Acne Scar Treatment].

Treatment

Techniques

Treatments include but are not limited to the following:

  • Injection of corticosteroids
  • Pressure garments
  • Medicated creams such as imiquimod
  • Silicon creams and gels
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Radio frequency
  • Vascular laser
  • Skin needling/Dermaroller