Scars Treatment

Although scars are permanent, there are a variety of options to improve their appearance. Good skin care is helpful in the treatment of scars. Be sure to use cleanser and moisturizers for sensitive skin and always use sunscreen.

For depressed scars, collagen production can be increased by using topical retinoids or through laser therapy, which encourages the skin to produce more collagen.

Protruding scars may be treated with steroid injections or by injecting cortisone, which helps thin scars.

Deeper scars may be treated with medical procedures such as skin grafts or surgical removal. See your dermatologist for an evaluation.