Regardless of the type of scar you have, we understand that scars can have a negative affect on your self-esteem. Scars come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but the thing that is consistent is that they can be difficult to treat. There are several scar removal treatments including surgery, laser scar removal, and injections. At Celibre, our Los Angeles and Orange County clinics focus on laser scar removal.
We set realistic expectations for our laser scar removal Los Angeles and Orange County patients about the potential for their scar removal program. This is because in many cases it is difficult to know exactly how a scar will respond because every one is different.
Keloid Scars: Keloid scars are bumpy colored scars formed by dense fibrous tissue. They typically result from the healing of a skin injury and are more prevalent in Asians, Hispanics, African Americans and those with darker skin types.
Keloid scars are a unique type of scar in that they usually extend beyond the boundaries of the original trauma. Keloid scars can continue to grow over time, whereas surgical and other types of scars typically do not get any bigger or worse with time. Keloid scars have a high incidence of recurrence if they are surgically removed.
Surgical Scars: Surgical scars are raised scars that appear after a surgery or other deep cut in the skin. Surgical scars typically remain within the boundaries of the original incision and may also shrink and lose pigment over time. Surgery scars are similar to pigmented scars in that some form of skin trauma caused the skin to bring color to the area during the healing process.
Pigmented Scars: Pigmented scars generally appear at the surface of the skin at the site of an injury and can fade over time as the area heals. Bringing pigment to the area of the skin that has been traumatized is a normal part of the inflammatory response and this response is typically more pronounced in darker skin types.
Keloids and surgical scars are caused by the excess production of collagen bundles at the site of an injury or trauma. These collagen bundles typically occur in areas of the skin that do not heal well. Pigmented scars are caused by excess melanin (the body’s natural coloring) which is brought to the injured area as part of the natural healing process. Excess pigment develops as part of the natural inflammatory response that occurs after an injury to the skin.
Laser Scar Removal Treatment Plan
We have the ability to revise and improve the texture and color of many different types of scars including keloid, surgical and pigmented scars. Depending on the type of mark, scar removal options can be limited because in some cases, removing one scar can create another. It is difficult, if not impossible, to say whether or not your scar is a good candidate for laser scar removal until we see it and understand what about it you would like to change – color, texture or size. We have lasers specifically designed to revise the color and texture of scars and we can also advise you on other scar removal options if we feel that lasers won’t help.
Our courteous and professional medical staff are available to answer all your questions about scar removal and will help you select the best treatment option for your scar. We’ll determine if you’re a good candidate for laser scar removal, and if so, which lasers can help, how many treatments it will take and how much the procedures will cost. Celibre has performed tens of thousands of laser procedures and with over 20 state-of-the-art lasers we can safely and effectively treat all skin types and many different types of scars. Let us help you get rid of your scars. Contact us now or come to our conveniently located Los Angeles and Orange County laser scar removal clinics for a free consultation.