Your face is the first thing that others see when they meet you. If you have scars as a result of acne or other skin injuries, you might feel self-conscious about your appearance. At Southside Dermatology in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Alison Fischer, MD, and Robert Fischer, MD, are board-certified dermatologists who provide expert scar revision procedures and other treatments to enhance the appearance of your skin. Call Southside Dermatology today or schedule an appointment online to learn how they can help you improve your skin.
Scar revision is the process of reducing the appearance of scars. The expert dermatologists at Southside Dermatology use several treatments and procedures to get rid of scarring and enhance the appearance of your skin.
Your doctor provides a scar revision consultation to examine your skin and determine the best type of treatment to reduce your scarring. Options include:
Microdermabrasion is an effective exfoliating treatment that sloughs away the topmost layers of your skin with a spray of fine crystals. It’s an effective treatment for minor scarring and discoloration.
Chemical peels are available in several strengths, and the treatments that penetrate to the deeper levels of your skin can help to reduce your scars and improve the texture of your skin.
Depressed acne scars often respond well to dermal filler injections. Your dermatologist can inject the gel into the scar pit to raise your skin and disguise the disfigurement.
Surgery is also an option to get rid of your scars. The doctors at Southside Dermatology may recommend surgical scar revision when you have a large or complex scar that isn’t likely to respond to less-invasive treatments.
It depends on the type of treatment you have. For example, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are often provided like facials. You relax on a treatment bed, and your doctor or provider either applies the chemical solution or directs the spray of exfoliating crystals over your skin.
If you need surgical scar revision, the procedure is more complex. Your dermatologist provides anesthesia to numb the treatment area and to keep you comfortable and relaxed or asleep throughout the procedure.
Your dermatologist makes an incision in your skin to remove the scar tissue and then carefully closes the incision, leaving a much smaller and less noticeable mark on your skin. They can use several techniques to remove scars, including moving them to natural folds and crevices in your skin or combining surgery with other treatments such as microdermabrasion or laser therapy.
Dr. Alison Fischer or Dr. Robert Fischer provides specific instructions on how to take care of your skin after your procedure. They can recommend products and at-home practices to support healing and healthy skin development.
If you’re troubled by scars from acne or other damage to your skin, call Southside Dermatology today or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.