Skin scars are normal but a complex interaction can occur between different cells and components of the skin and surrounding tissues after skin injury has occurred.
There are many forms of scars, each with its own characteristics which need to be treated differently for the best outcome. Scar removal is a very common treatment patient request at ReJUVA Dermatology & Vein Center in Venice. Our expert cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Mazloom has treated many types of scars successfully for years. We strive to offer our patients the newest technologies and treatments in cosmetics and scar removals.
Acne scars can be a combination of different scars and can occur on the face, chest and back. These include boxcar, ice pick acne scars, rolling, atrophic, hypertrophic, keloidal, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These acne scars can be aesthetically unpleasant and negatively impact one’s self-confidence. We recognize this and empathize with our patients and create an effective treatment plan to target their areas of concern.
Surgical scars can range from the normal fine line appearing scar, to the atrophic, widespread (stretched), hypertrophic, or keloid scar among others. Scar pigmentation changes such as surrounding redness (erythema), post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and discoloration can also accompany the scar.
Keloids are dense fibrotic scar tissues that occur most commonly in areas of the skin previously traumatized and tend to often occur just after surgical removal. They can become quite large, itchy or painful and are aesthetically unpleasant for most patients. Dr. Mazloom has extensive experience with treatments of scars including keloids. He uses a combination of various therapies including excision, injections, and non-surgical superficial radiotherapy to successfully treat keloids.