What results can I expect from scar revision in the Washington, DC area?
Patients in the Washington, DC area who are concerned about scars on their skin that affect their self-esteem and confidence are encouraged to take the time to learn about scar revision and removal services at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Our practice includes a Board-certified dermatologist named Dr. Cheryl Burgess who proudly provides this and many other cosmetic and medical solutions for new and existing patients in the community.
What results can I expect from scar revision?
Many patients ask this question because they want to find out more about the procedure itself and how much their skin will improve following treatment. Scar revision is a treatment that does not always completely eliminate a scar. Instead, it can make it less noticeable and address issues such as raised or red skin tissue. Dr. Cheryl Burgess finds that many patients who undergo the procedure are happy with the results they achieve and feel more confident in their own skin.
How is scar revision achieved?
There are many treatment options available for patients at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery for the improvement of the skin’s texture and tone. When it comes to scar revision, specific services are recommended, including laser therapies. Laser therapy uses laser light to target the skin and help remodel it, ensuring an improvement in the appearance of the scar. Many patients find laser treatment to be comfortable, affordable, and effective.
What causes scarring?
Scarring is a result of damage to the skin. This may be caused by a number of issues, including:
- Trauma scars caused by injury to the skin
- Surgical scars caused by previous procedures
- Acne scars caused by blemishes
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What type of treatments may be recommended for scarring?
While laser therapy is a wonderful option for most types of scars, each situation is unique. It is important for our Board-certified dermatologist to provide a thorough evaluation and assessment to determine the type of treatment most beneficial for an individual. Laser therapy may be used for shallow, mild scarring, while other procedures may be used as an alternative. This may include surgical procedures such as resurfacing or excision on tight, deep scars. Deep scars such as concave acne scars may benefit instead from dermal fillers, which are injected directly into the scar to raise the skin up and eliminate the depression in the skin. Other options may include:
- Topical medications to reduce redness and height of the scar
- Chemical peels
- Microdermabrasion to even out skin texture and tone
- Intralesional injections
Which one is right for me?
There is no “one size fits all” solution for our patients, so it is best that patients undergo their initial evaluation with our team to decide what will be most beneficial. Dr. Cheryl Burgess assesses one’s specific needs and takes into account other skin concerns that may be treated with scar revision services as well. For example, patients who want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, eliminate hyperpigmentation, and treat a scar in the same area may find laser therapies or microdermabrasion to help with all these issues at once with one service. This can be extremely beneficial for our patients who have several concerns they would like to address in one treatment. Some patients may find that combining services can also result in faster, more noticeable results.
Are these treatments safe?
Yes! Every procedure available at the practice of Dr. Cheryl Burgess is safe when performed by a proper professional. All of our treatment devices are cleared by the FDA to help patients realize that are in good hands with a team that is dedicated to ensuring safety from start to finish.
Find out about scar revision with our team of professionals
Contact Dr. Cheryl Burgess and her staff at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and make an appointment to discuss the advantages of treatment for scar revision. We encourage new and existing patients to connect with our practice located in Washington, DC to learn about the advantages of treatments such as this. Our office is located at 2311 M Street, NW in Suite 504 in Washington, DC and can be reached by phone for an appointment at 202.955.5757. We also have another location in Annapolis, MD for patient convenience.