Conditions: Scars

What are scars?

Scars are part of the skin's natural healing process. However, they can cause pain, inconvenience, and self-consciousness. Most small scars will become nearly invisible if given enough time to heal, but for scars that are large, thick, indented, or raised, scar treatment is available to reduce their appearance.

What are the risks of not treating scars?

Scars can be disturbing for many people, leading to mental and emotional complications and can be disfiguring and aesthetically unpleasant. Side effects of scarring may including severe itching, tenderness, pain, sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression, and disruption of daily activities.

Scars may also result in post-traumatic stress, issues with self-esteem, and being stigmatized leading to diminished life quality. Physical deformity as a result of skin scarring also can be functionally disabling.

Our non-surgical scar removal procedure:

We offer a non-invasive method of improving the appearance of scars by stimulating collagen production and blending pigmentation with that of healthy surrounding tissue by using laser/light therapy.

Scar treatment procedures provided by Dermatology Associates of Seattle:

Fraxel: Dermatology Associates of Seattle is a certified medical provider of Fraxel, which is the original fractional laser treatment that works below the skin’s surface from the top down, addressing imperfections like fine lines, visible photoaging, wrinkles, scarring and age spots. Fraxel light energy stimulates your skin’s natural collagen, rejuvenating skin cells below the surface to help smooth the creases and pockets that cause wrinkles and scars. Fraxel only treats targeted problem areas – so results are both focused and effective.
Infini: Dermatology Associates of Seattle is a certified medical provider for Infini which is a new dimension in the radiofrequency technology used to battle sagging crepey skin, deep wrinkles, and acne scarring. By using a revolutionary approach to deliver the radiofrequency energy we can precisely and safely bring back a more youthful appearance. Areas like the neck may require 3-4 sessions for optimal results. However, you’ll often see results after the very first procedure.

Important to know:

Scars do not have to be permanent. Our specialists at Dermatology Associates of Seattle can skillfully administer the treatment or combination of treatments to reduce the impression of your undesired scars.

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