Treatment for Indented Scars - Mystic, CT
Indented scars, most commonly caused by severe acne, can make the skin look less than perfect even after acne clears, leaving many feel insecure and self-conscious. Facial cosmetic treatments can help minimize the appearance of indented scars, creating smoother and more evenly textured skin. If you are unhappy with the appearance of indented scars, treatment may be right for you. To learn more about treatment for indented scars, schedule a consultation with Mystic, CT plastic surgeon Daniella Duke.
What Causes Scarring?
Anytime the skin is injured or damaged, a scar may develop. Scarring, including deep, indented scars, may occur as a result of a sports-related injury, an accident, chicken pox, acne, or other injury. Typically, the more severely damaged the skin is, the more noticeable the scar.
Treatments for Indented Scars
Acne scars are one of the most common types of indented scarring. Although some scars may fade on their own over time, that is often not the case for indented scars. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options available to help minimize the appearance of indented scars and help smooth the skin. The type of treatment used will depend on the degree of scarring but may include one or more of the following:
- Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels: Microdermabrasion and chemical peel treatments can help smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of acne marks by lightly resurfacing the skin. Both treatments are used to remove the outermost layer of skin cells and encourage new cells to grow. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are generally most effective for mild scarring.
- Collagen Injection or Fat Transfer: Collagen injections, fat transfer, or dermal fillers can help fill indented scars for a smoother appearance and improved confidence.
- RevLite Laser Peel: The RevLite Laser Peel treatment is highly effective at reducing the appearance of moderately indented scarring. The RevLite Laser Peel works by targeting the mid dermis layer of the skin, where most scarring occurs, to help stimulate new collagen growth.
- Fractional Lasers: Fractional laser treatment, also called fractional CO2 or radio-frequency laser, offers the best results for those who suffer from deeply indented scars. Fractional laser treatment helps smooth the skin by encouraging new collagen and tissue growth through the application of high-energy light to the skin.
Candidates for Scar Removal Treatment
Because there are a variety of treatment options for improving the skin's texture and minimizing the appearance of indented scars, many people are excellent candidates for treatment. In addition to having unwanted indented scars, ideal candidates should have relatively healthy skin.
Find Out Which Treatment Is Right for You
If indented scars make you feel self conscious and unhappy with your appearance, cosmetic facial treatment may be right for you. Dr. Duke offers a variety of treatments to enhance your skin and appearance. To find out which treatment is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Duke today.