How Can I Treat My Facial Scars?

Date Published: March 14th, 2022
Blog Category: Skin Rejuvenation

Facial scars from acne or injuries can distract from a person’s natural beauty. They’re also tricky and often costly to treat. However, that doesn’t mean facial scars are untreatable. There is no single facial scar treatment that works best for everyone. However, regardless of how big or problematic your facial scars are, Dr. DeEtta Gray offers custom minimally-invasive restoration solutions to suit everyone.

What Treatments Do Qualified Dermatologists Recommend For Scarring?

Like every other board-certified dermatologist, Dr. DeEtta Gray takes time to understand your condition. She’ll assess your facial scars and medical history before recommending any specific scar treatment. As a dermatologist, she only recommends treatment if it’s safe and suited for the kind of problem you have. In many instances, doctors recommend scar treatments such as:

  • Laser skin resurfacing: Involves using a powerful laser to remove the scarred skin layers, leaving tighter and more healthier-looking skin behind.
  • Chemical peels: Different medium to deep chemical peels work by chemically dissolving specific layers of skin.
  • Dermal fillers: Soft tissue fillers can fill in depressions and smooth out the skin in affected areas.
  • Microneedling: Using a carefully controlled device with dozens of tiny needles, this procedure stimulates the skin’s natural healing response, helping break down scar tissue.

Can I Get Permanent Treatment for Scars?

Once scars appear, they won’t disappear on their own. However, no matter where your scar is or how it got there, the team at Pinnacle Dermatology can help restore your skin’s soft, smooth appearance. Most facial scar treatments are done here in our office and we may send you home with a prescription solution to help enhance your results. If you don’t continually use those products or go for the treatment sessions, you won’t get the best results. Each facial scar solution Dr. DeEtta Gray recommends is effective and safe, and can help you get a permanent solution to your scars.

Are Over-the-Counter Medications Safe?

Lots of non-prescription products advertised online boast scar-healing benefits. While lots of these products have positive reviews, don’t use any of them until your dermatologist says so. Some products contain very harsh chemicals, which can leave your skin damaged and worsening the appearance of scars.

How do I Find a Good Facial Scar Doctor?

The challenge is not always finding effective and safe facial treatments to suit your budget. The biggest challenge is in finding a facial scar doctor certified and licensed to run the kind of assessment needed to diagnose the cause of your scars. It’s even harder deciding which facial scar doctors have a proven reputation for treating and restoring skin to its natural beauty.

In choosing a dermatologist to treat your facial scars, check to see what options they have for treatment; the more, the better, as they’ll have more fine-tuned treatment methods. Research their credentials and their expertise in providing facial scar treatments. The best facial scar removal comes from board-certified medical dermatologists.

For more information on the best facial scar treatments and what treatment is best for your scars and goals, don’t hesitate to contact Pinnacle Dermatology today or schedule your first appointment online.