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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.

Types of Scars

There are different types of scars ranging from common fine-line scars seen after most surgical procedures to a variety of abnormal scars such as atrophic, hypertrophic, keloids, scar contractures, and widespread (stretched) scars. Changes in pigmentation may accompany scars such as surrounding redness (erythema), post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and discoloration.

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Types of Acne Scars

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

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.

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks (Striae Distensae)

There are two forms of stretch marks due to the natural progression of the scar from red to white stretch marks.. Striae rubra is the initial appearance with a reddened color and striae alba is the lighter, white, hypopigmented color that appears over time.

Burn Scars

Burn scars can lead to significant morbidity ranging from contractures, functional and psychological disability, pruritus, and disfigurement.

Keloids

Keloids

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.

What are Symptoms & Consequences of Scars

Scars can be disfiguring and aesthetically unpleasant to patients as well as cause severe itching, tenderness, or pain. They can lead to psychosocial disturbances such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress reactions, loss of self-esteem, disruption of daily activities, and stigmatization. All of these can lead to diminished quality of life.

What are the Treatments for Scars?

Familiarity with different types of scars and their accompanying pigmentary changes and unique treatments is paramount to effective scar treatment. Our expert cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Mazloom has extensive experience in successfully treating various types of scars for years. He uses the newest technologies such as RF-microneedling and laser stretch mark removal, in addition to subcision, injectables and a combination topical creams to decrease the appearance of scars.

Book Your Dermatologist Scar Treatment Consultation

Call today to schedule a consultation to discuss your dermatologist scar treatment plan for a scar-free and healthier skin. We serve patients throughout Venice and the broader Sarasota County in Florida.

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