Are you troubled by visible facial scars? Our scar treatment processes can be effective in
restoring a smoother, more attractive look to your face. Many people have suffered bouts of acne in their
adolescent and young adult lives, and their faces are left with visible scarring. Others may have scars
associated with injuries. When these scars are visible on the face, it can lead to embarrassment or reduced
self-esteem. It should be noted that scarring is permanent, and although the appearance can be improved,
expectations should be realistic.
Addressing Facial Scars Effectively: The Processes
Scar treatments may not completely resolve the scar, but can reduce the visibility and discoloration of the
scarred area. Treatments such as laser, chemical peels, the addition of fillers, along with a technique called
subcision are available at our Practice. Your facial condition must be fully evaluated to determine which
treatments will bring about the best change in your case.
Why do scars occur?
Facial scars are the result of a natural body response to trauma. People vary in the level of inflammation
that is activated by the body. While some people rarely or minimally scar, others have a more severe
inflammatory response, and are much more likely to be left with an unsightly facial scar after the face has
suffered some type of trauma. We will evaluate your condition and advise you about what we can do to minimize
the appearance of your facial scars.
It may be possible to perform several types of treatments to reduce the visible appearance of scars. Some of
the issues that will affect a person's ability to reduce the appearance of scars include the following:
- Skin type
- Skin color
- Individual ability to heal
How Your Facial Surgeon Can Help You With Visible Scars
Reducing the visible appearance of facial scars can be exceptionally important for an
overall feeling of confidence. If you are troubled by the appearance of scars, and seeking treatment to make
them less visible, we urge you to schedule a consultation to see us. Dr. Morrissette and his entire medical team
focuses strictly upon facial enhancements. The treatment that will help reduce the appearance of scars will be
determined only on an individual basis.
Laser Resurfacing: Scar Treatments
Rough areas of the facial skin that are elevated can be resurfaced to create a smoother look
through laser resurfacing. Creating a smoother look to the skin reduces the visible appearance of the scarred
area. Depending upon the type of scar you have, and your skin type, we may advise laser skin resurfacing for
lessening the appearance of facial scars.
Subcision: Scar Treatments
Subcision remains a great technique for improving acne scars. Subcision involves treating the acne scar with a
fine needle to lift the pulled down scar off the lower surface. This needling technique stimulates new collagen
to grow into the facial divot. We often combine subcision with the CO2 fractional laser resurfacing. CO2
fractional resurfacing puts little tiny microscopic holes into the scar, stimulating collagen to grow into the
scar, much like aerating your lawn stimulates the grass to grow thicker. These treatments have an overall effect
of helping to fill in the scar, making it less noticeable, and smoothing the skin. In cases of severe scarring,
we combine subcision and C02 laser resurfacing.