Scar Reduction in Washington, DC
The Center for Laser Surgery has more than 25 years experience in the treatment of the entire spectrum of facial acne scars, surgical scars and scars secondary to trauma or auto accidents. Scar reduction typically involves a multi-modal approach, with a combination of individual therapies to improve color, texture, thickness, and softness of scars.
Acne scars can appear as depressed or uneven areas of the face (rolling scars), small holes in the skin called “ice pick” scars, larger ‘boxcar’ scars, or raised red or pink scars. Our treatment of these types of scars involves the use of a wide variety of lasers including RF Microneedling, Fractional CO2 Laser, Fraxel, Pulsed Dye Laser, TCA CROSS, dermal fillers, surgical punch grafting, and subcision. The breadth of technology coupled with our experience allows us providing a comprehensive multi-faceted approach to this serious problem.
In many circumstances, multiple treatment modalities will be employed to treat different variations of acne scars on the face. For instance, ice pick scars may be treated with TCA Cross followed by RF microneedling or Fraxel treatments, while rolling scars may be treated with subcision to release the bound down scar, followed by RF Microneedling or filler to improve the contour of the scar and meld it into the surrounding skin.
During an acne scar removal consultation, a patients individual scarring will be examined, and a comprehensive treatment plan created to achieve maximal improvement with the least downtime and inconvenience possible.
Surgical & Traumatic Scars
Surgical scars often present themselves as keloids, hypertrophic, or depressed areas without associated Erythema (redness). Depending on the type and severity of these scars, these can be treated with RF Microneedling, Fraxel, Pulsed Dye, Erbium, or Carbon Dioxide lasers. In the case of depressed scars, fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm can be used to smooth and level out the skin surface at the scar reducing the scar’s appearance. Regardless of the surgeons skills, early intervention with surgical scars yields the best final cosmetic outcome. We can treat new surgical scars as early as 1 week after they were created.