Scar Removal Treatment
Everyone has scars on their body. Any time the skin is damaged, scar tissue can form to heal the wound. A scratch, burn, skin injection or incision can leave scar tissue that can look different than the surrounding skin. In some cases, a scar can be disfiguring or detract from your appearance. At Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, we offer scar removal treatment that is performed by our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. John Anastasatos.
Dr. John Anastasatos has been improving the appearance of patients in the greater Los Angeles area for decades. With his extensive experience and medical expertise, Dr. Anastasatos has helped the appearance and self-confidence of countless men and women who want to look their best. Using his artistic talent and surgical skills, Dr. Anastasatos offers advanced methods for scar removal, including non-invasive treatments and surgical options.
Exterior scars can impact many levels of the skin and underlying tissue. Many are not only cosmetic concerns but also restrict normal movement or are uncomfortable. The right treatment for scar removal addresses both the form and appearance of the scar, as well as the function. Dr. Anastasatos has the skill to improve form and function for those with disfiguring or restrictive scars.
Types of Scar Cosmetic Treatments
Some scars may add character, but when they change your appearance or become distracting, you may want to have a scar removed. The problem is that it is almost impossible to remove a scar without leaving another in its place. Dr. Anastasatos uses advanced skin treatments and surgical options to minimize the appearance of scars, cleverly hiding or reducing their appearance. Some of the scar cosmetic treatments we offer at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery include:
Not all skin scar tissue is the same. Some scars are indented while others are raised above the skin. Your genetics and the cause of the scar can impact how it heals. The right treatment may fade a red or dark scar or smooth the skin where a scar creates a crater or lump. In severe cases, surgical scar revision is used to remove the scar tissue and create a smaller or more discreet scar that is less distracting.
Removing Unattractive Scars
Smaller scars can often be removed with skin treatments to improve healing and skin repair. Chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser therapy and other skin treatments can be beneficial for removing acne scarring or some atrophic or hypertrophic scars. When a scar interferes with muscle movement or is disfiguring, surgical repair and removal may be needed to achieve the form and function desired by the patient. Some of the methods used for scar removal treatment include:
- Steroid injections
- Vascular lesions or restricting blood flow to the scar
- Skin resurfacing and collagen induction – dermabrasion, chemical peels and laser therapy
- Skin grafts
- Z-plasty and tissue refiguration techniques
- Tissue or skin expansion
- Dermal filler treatment
- Surgical scar revision
Some severe scars may require a combination of several treatments to remove scar tissue and heal the skin to improve the appearance and movement. Dr. Anastasatos is a scar treatment specialist who can find the best options to minimize scar appearance and improve the aesthetics of the area for his patients.
If you have acne-scarred skin or larger scars that restrict movement or cause cosmetic concerns, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a scar removal consultation with Dr. Anastasatos at our clinic in Beverly Hills. He offers a wide variety of scar removal treatments and scar revision surgeries that can minimize your unwanted scars.