People may wish to undergo scar treatment for many reasons 

Scar treatment can help diminish the appearance of scars for people in Charlotte, NC. There are many reasons people may wish to undergo a scar treatment of some kind. Often, individuals with prominent scars may feel self conscious about their appearance and want to have the scar’s appearance reduced. Others may have discolored scars that they want to make blend in more with the skin. Whatever the reason, scar treatments can help patients achieve their goals. 

There are many different types of scar treatments available 

There are many different scar treatments available for patients. The type of treatment patients undergo depends on the kind of scar they have and what the patient hopes to accomplish with treatment. Some treatments work better on smaller scars, while others work best on large ones. Some treatments offer permanent solutions while others are temporary. Your physician will determine the best option for you following a consultation. 

Surgical treatment options are usually permanent. Scar revision often refers to surgical treatments of scars. In this procedure, the surgeon will make a new scar that covers up the old one. The new scar is made via an incision with an irregular shape to help reduce the size of the scar and help it blend in better with the area around it.  

There are quite a few nonsurgical scar treatment options as well. Laser treatment is a popular one that can be used to correct the color of scars, fine scars, and even sun damaged skin. Creams and injections can also be used to help the scar blend into the surrounding area. Many of these options are not permanent, so repeat treatments would be required to maintain the results. 

Most scar treatments need to be paid out of pocket 

Most insurance companies will not cover scar treatment or related expenses, meaning the patient will need to pay out of pocket for their treatment. Since there is no set cost for scar treatment, the doctor will be able to provide a cost estimate following the consultation. However, it never hurts to check and see if insurance will help cover the cost so be sure to give them a call before your treatment.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC patients with prominent scars should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon and has focused exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1988. Dr. Freeman takes great pride in giving patients the best results possible, the first time. Be sure to contact his office to learn more about the different scar treatment options available and to see which one is right for you.