How to Get Rid of Scars
- Posted on: Jan 30 2018
There are some scars— like emotional scars— that are sometimes impossible to get rid of. And although emotional scars can feel traumatic, there are other scars— like facial scars— that can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Luckily, here at SKIN Medical Spa, we have a variety of treatments that can help lighten your scars and make you feel like your confident self again. Let’s take a closer look at some of the treatments that we offer.
Chemical peels contain chemicals like glycolic acid which target the top few layers of your skin— which encourages skin cell turnover. Depending on the type of scarring you have, and the cause of your scarring will help our staff determine how many chemical peels will be necessary for you.
Another treatment that can be used to help temporarily treat facial scars is with facial fillers. Fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero are not only great at filling in fine lines and wrinkles, but they are also great at filling in depressed acne scars caused by severe acne. Lasting the upwards of a year, patients who get fillers may experience not only an improved appearance but an improved self-esteem as well.
Although the process of microdermabrasion is completely different than a chemical peel, the notion behind it is similar. Unlike chemical peels that use chemicals to target the top layers of your skin, microdermabrasion uses tiny crystals. Once the skin has been properly exfoliated with these crystals, patients will experience smoother, healthier, and more voluminous skin. Depending on your scarring, we will determine how many microdermabrasion sessions will be required.
During your initial consultation with our staff at SKIN Medical Spa, we will perform a brief evaluation of your skin and scars and help you determine if there is an option that is best for you. Ready to take the next step? Schedule your consultation at our San Francisco office today by calling 415.409.6500