Scars are marks on the skin that form as part of the body’s natural healing response. A range of circumstances from burns to surgery, acne, accidents, and more can cause damage to the skin which may result in scarring. Scars may range in shape and size and can affect all ages and skin types. Scars are harmless, and many people may opt to treat their scars for cosmetic reasons. While some scars may fade over time, most scars persist and can cause people to feel self-conscious about their appearance, especially if their scar takes up a significant area of their body.
Although having a scar is relatively common, scars can still be bothersome and visibly unflattering. Some at-home treatments like certain creams can help minimize scars; however, these provide minimal results and are not nearly as effective as professional aesthetic treatments. Microneedling and laser treatments are some of the aesthetic treatments we offer to help minimize scarring nearly anywhere on the body. Laser treatments and microneedling each trigger the body’s natural healing response essential to restore the skin and help reduce the appearance of scarring so patients can feel more comfortable and confident in their skin.