Scar on human skin keloid on hand.

Is It Possible to Permanently Remove a Scar?

Unfortunately, it is not always possible to permanently remove a scar on the skin. However, there are options for improving their appearance. At the office of Dr. Brian P. Mekelburg in Los Angeles, CA, many patients may ask about ways to reduce or eliminate unsightly scars. Knowing what options are available can help you choose the right solution.

Scar-Reducing Methods Available at Our Dermatology Practice

Our practice offers effective options like intra-lesional cortisone injections and laser scar reduction. Cortisone injections are a quick and tolerable way to flatten hypertrophic and keloid scars. Meanwhile, laser scar reduction treatments using the Vbeam® or Affirm devices can stimulate collagen production, reduce redness, and even out the targeted area.

Other options that can help fade scars include:

  • Topical creams
  • Silicone sheets
  • Scar revision surgery

It is important to consult with a dermatologist such as Dr. Brian P. Mekelburg before trying any treatment method to ensure safety and effectiveness. Keep in mind that most scars will naturally fade over time. With patience and proper skincare, you may see a gradual improvement in the appearance of your scar regardless of further treatments performed. However, in-office scar reduction services can usually provide the most dramatic and noticeable change.

What Type of Scars Can Our Team Address?

Scars come in many different varieties. You may be unsure if the services provided by Dr. Brian P. Mekelburg can address your specific scar and achieve your desired results. Fortunately, he can improve the look of all types of scars.

Below are a few of the types of scars that can be treated by our staff:

  • Keloid scars
  • Acne scars
  • Burn scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Stretch marks

If you have any of these types of scars on your skin, you may be a candidate for scar reduction. Many of these can occur on all skin tones, and they may range from mild to severe. Our team can make a recommendation regarding the best treatment for the type of scarring you would like to reduce.

Learn More About Scar Reduction in Los Angeles

If you have scars on the face or body that cause embarrassment or make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, it is time to connect with our dermatological provider to discuss treatment options. Call 310-659-9075 to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Brian P. Mekelburg and his staff in Los Angeles, CA.

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