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Washington area dermatologist can remove scars

At the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, board certified dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Burgess is committed to helping patients in the Washington, DC area improve the health and appearance of their skin. When trauma occurs, whether it’s an injury or healing after a surgical procedure, a scar will form. Scars are a result of the natural healing process that occurs to close up a wound and prevent infection. In most cases, there is no reason to address a scar, but it can have an effect on patients when it is large or highly noticeable, especially on the face or other visible area. Some patients may have a negative association with their scars, especially if it is a reminder of an incident that carries a lot of emotional baggage. When patients are interested in finding ways to remove scars, they are encouraged to book an appointment with our team of professionals to learn about scar removal services.

Before a scar can be revised, it is important to understand the type of scar the dermatologist is dealing with. Some scars just appear as surface irregularities. They may look like bumps or pigmented areas on the skin. Hypertrophic scars are typically different in color and in some cases, can be uncomfortable and itchy, especially if they are on an area of the body where they are rubbed by skin or clothing. Patients who have burns may experience contracture scars. In other cases, patients may be dealing with keloid scars, which are scars that form large fibrous areas of tissue.

Dr. Cheryl Burgess will ensure that she takes into consideration each patient’s specific needs when determining the best way to treat scars. This may be with surgical procedures, topical medications, or even treatments such as laser resurfacing or chemical peels. Knowing the type of scar and the severity of it allows her to make appropriate recommendations and then work with patients to make these scars much less noticeable and even disappear in some cases. Her team can help individuals feel more confident in their own skin by addressing unwanted scarring anywhere on the body.

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