Burns, lacerations, and other injuries to the skin can sometimes cause significant damage. This increases the chances of a noticeable scar developing during the healing process. These are essentially dermal abnormalities that can take years to fade.
When a scar develops on your face or another visible part of your body, it can have a significant impact on your self-esteem. In a situation like this, you should schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Joseph Fullmer. In a single appointment, he can assess the severity of the scar and provide you with recommendations to reduce its overt appearance. The size, age, and severity of a scar will directly influence the method he recommends.
A dermabrasion or laser resurfacing treatment might be used to alter the appearance of a small or slightly raised scar. These outpatient treatments can make a scar less prominent by removing part of the upper dermal layers with a special abrading tool or laser. While some traces of the scar might remain, the skin in the area will be smoother and less visible to the casual observer.
It’s best to plan to take a few days off from work and other strenuous activities after the dermabrasion or laser resurfacing treatment. This will allow your skin to heal quickly and minimize any complications. Dr. Joseph Fullmer will provide you of any other specific aftercare measures needed to help speed the recovery process.
If you live in the Heber, Utah, area and you are contemplating scar removal or remediation, call 435-315-2050 to set up a consultation at Aspire Surgical.