Scar Treatment In Fort Lauderdale
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What Are Scars?
When damage occurs to the skin's surface layer, the body naturally begins to heal and repair the damaged tissue. An injury that has damaged several layers of skin will regrow and often repair with thicker tissue, thus forming a scar.
In the initial stages of healing, scars appear with a pinkish-red tone.
As time goes on, a scar will develop a lighter or deeper pigment than your own.
Scars may be flat or raised, depending on the amount of new tissue formed. Typically, the deeper the wound is, the more raised and prominent the scar will be.
How Scars Heal
Most scars fully heal themselves within a year. You can expect to see changes in the visible color of the scar, from pinkish-red to white or purple. There are a few various scar identifications including:
- Hypertrophic Scars: Raised-surface scars as a result of too much scar tissue.
- Atrophic Scars: Scars that appear with an indent in the skin. Atrophic scars appear as the result of the underproduction of collagen to mend the original wound.
- Keloid Scars: Scars that swell beyond the site of the original injury. These scars may become itchy, red, or painful.
Not all scars will require treatment, and treatment options are often sought for cosmetic purposes. Consult with your physician to find the best treatment choice. Conventional treatments for skin scarring include:
- Laser treatments
- Topical creams
- Cortisone injections
- Scar Revision Surgery
Schedule A Consultation
Galt Dermatology serves both men and women of all ages in the Fort Lauderdale area. Trust your skin health to our dedicated team and to our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Villacorta. To schedule your initial consultation, please call our office at 954-463-5406 or schedule your appointment online.