The Various Types of Scarring
Scars are typically broken up into two categories: surface scarring and deep scarring. The more shallow a scar is, the better it can respond to scar revision therapy. Still, deep scars can also be treated, though the reduction can vary.
The closer to the surface it is, the easier a scar can be treated. Examples of surface scarring include acne breakouts. When a breakout is severe enough, the results can last for years, making building confidence in your appearance challenging. Using laser technology, Dr. Linville helps your body rebuild this tissue.
Keloid, or raised scars, also see a reduction when treated. Some even fade entirely. Chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing techniques are two other methods for reducing scarring. These especially work well with scarring from hyperpigmentation, helping to lighten dark patches in your skin.
Chemical peels are a safe way to deal with surface scarring. By using a peel made of acids and enzymes, the scarred tissue is removed, and your skin is rejuvenated. For these treatments, the amount of sessions depends on the type and severity of scarring. Some patients may see results after only one or two. Others may need several to reach their goals.
Still, even minor scars require patience. Results take time to develop, but dedication will see you reach your goals.
The deeper a scar, the more challenging it will be to remove it fully. Realistically, there are cases where complete removal simply is not possible. Perhaps medical techniques will advance to this point someday, but for now, there are still limitations. However, scar reduction methods have improved significantly in the past few years.
Rather than trying to remove the scar, the methods focus on reducing how visible it is. Whether the deep scar is from extreme injury, severe acne, or surgical incisions, we can help reduce it. Dr. Linville can even address deep tissue scars by combining subcision techniques. Combined with other scar reduction methods, you can see significant improvements.