At Aventura Dermatology, Dr. Bertha Baum and her team assist patients in Aventura, FL, with their skin care needs. For many, this includes reducing the appearance of unwanted facial scars. She can evaluate you to determine the type of scar present to make an appropriate recommendation to alleviate the problem and improve one’s self-esteem and confidence!
How can I treat facial scars with a dermatologist?
There are a wide variety of facial scars that may affect the skin. Acne scars are one of the most difficult types of scars to treat. A dermatologist such as Dr. Bertha Baum can help you find the right treatment for your facial scars, depending on their type and severity.
There are three main types of facial scars: hypertrophic, atrophic, and keloid scars. Hypertrophic scars are raised, red, and thickened. Atrophic scars are sunken and pitted. Keloid scars are raised and thickened, but they extend beyond the boundaries of the original injury. Knowing the type of scar will help our team determine the most appropriate treatment for the scarring to improve the skin’s texture and tone.
Treatment options for facial scarring include:
- Topical treatments: These can help to reduce the appearance of milder scars. Creams, gels, and silicone sheets may be recommended.
- Injections: Steroid injections often help to reduce the inflammation and redness of scars.
- Laser therapy: This can help to improve the appearance of both atrophic and hypertrophic scars.
- Surgery: This may be an option for more severe scarring. Surgery can be used to remove, or rearrange, tissue to improve the appearance of the scar.
Your dermatologist at Aventura Dermatology will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.
How do I find out more about the treatment of scarring?
If you have facial scars that are unsightly or make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, you are not alone! Call Aventura Dermatology to book an appointment with Dr. Bertha Baum and her team to discuss your options for treatment.