Patients may want to get rid of scars for many different reasons 

Get rid of scars is a popular wish for many Charlotte, NC residents. Whether they are large, prominent scars, or fine, smaller scars, many people may feel their scars are an imperfection that impacts the way they look. Though there is no way to remove a scar, doctors can take steps to diminish the appearance of scars, leaving patients looking and feeling their best. 

Surgical treatment is an option for some patients, but not all 

There are many different ways patients can get rid of scars, some require surgery, and can be treated without. But not all treatment options are good options for everyone. Scar revision surgery, for example, works best on scars that are long and rather large, while other options work better for finer scars. 

Surgical treatment of scars requires the doctor making a new scar over the old one. The new scar is made by an incision that is often in a unique pattern, such as a zigzag. When this incision begins to heal, it will blend in more with the skin than the previous scar. Doctors can also move the location of the scar slightly through this method. It typically takes patients several months to begin to see their final results from this treatment.   

Non surgical treatments can help treat a variety of scars as well 

For patients who want to get rid of scars, but don’t want to have surgery or aren’t sure they can afford surgery, other options are available. Injections can be used to fill in depressed scars, so they raise up to become even with the other skin of the face. Creams can also be applied to help diminish the appearance of scars. Patients should be aware, however, that these are not permanent fixes and repeat treatments would be needed to maintain the results.  

Laser treatments are also an option to help get rid of scars. Through laser treatments, doctors can correct scars that are discolored, such as being very red or white, to help them blend in with the skin more. Lasers can also be used to treat fine scars and sun damage.  

Your doctor will determine the best option for you 

Before having a procedure of any kind, you will need to meet with your doctor for an initial consultation. Following this consultation the doctor will be able to recommend which procedure would work best for you and give you the best results.  

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon is Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is double board certified and takes pride in giving patients the best results possible. If you are looking at options to get rid of scars, contact Dr. Freeman’s office today to see how he can help you.