Can a Dermatologist Remove a Scar?

Dermatologist Remove a Scar

When you are dealing with any kind of scar removal, regardless of where it is on your body, you should always make sure you are under the care of an experienced professional such as a dermatologist or a skin specialist. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and it has many different important functions and uses. This vital organ should always be in the hands of someone you trust!

A dermatologist is a medical practitioner that diagnoses and treats various skin disorders, as well as conditions of the hair and nails. Dermatologists’ practices treat things like acne, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss, nail fungus, rosacea, dark spots, rashes and hives, vein treatments, and different types of skin cancers. Dermatologists are also qualified to do cosmetic work too, such as facials, chemical peels, and scar removal

American Academy of Dermatology AssociationDermatologist Remove a Scar

According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, laser treatment has become a top choice procedure for dermatologists to use for removing scars. Laser treatment is a safe and effective method for treating scarring on the body, whether it’s trauma-induced, a result of acne or another skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, or from a surgical procedure. There is no need for you to live with unwanted scars on your body, thanks to the advancements in medical technology in recent years.

Laser Treatment Can Reduce the Symptoms That Scars Can Cause

Laser treatment can reduce the symptoms that scars can cause, like itching, pain, swelling, bruising, etc. If your scar was inhibiting your ability to move any part of your body, treating it with a laser device can help increase your range of movement and get you completely mobile again. 

You do not have to go to a dermatologist for scar removal. Although Fox Vein & Laser Experts is not a dermatology center, Dr. Susan B Fox and her team are experts in their fields and are qualified to perform various skin treatments and procedures, laser treatment for scar removal being one of them. 

Fox Vein & Laser Experts Use the Top Name in Laser Technology

At Fox Vein & Laser Experts, we use the top name in laser technology: the PicoWay® Laser. Not only does the PicoWay work to eliminate unwanted scars and pigment, but it also revitalizes the tone, texture, and appearance of your skin, giving you a glow like never before. It is safe to use on all skin types, and sessions are faster, less painful, and produce better results than its predecessor. 

Before understanding how the PicoWay Laser Scar Removal Treatment works, you need to know exactly how a scar is made. Scars form when the dermis, the thickest and deepest layers of the skin, have been damaged in some way, whether through an injury or surgical procedure. Scar tissue forms over the wound, which is usually a different texture and color than the rest of the skin, causing it to stand out and become visible to the eye. Although scars are not dangerous or harmful, they are not the prettiest to look at and can cause some people to feel self-conscious about their appearance.

PicoWay Scar Removal Process Works

Miami Scar removal

The PicoWay laser scar removal process works like this. First, a short beam of concentrated light is delivered directly to the affected area of the skin, where the scar is located. The beams are only aimed at the skin for a few picoseconds — hence the name of the device. A picosecond is one trillionth of a second, so you can only imagine how short these beams really are. The beams are small but mighty, powerful enough to break up the structures of the skin causing the scar using both heat and photoacoustic effects. The laser beams create new, healthier cells that cause the scar to fade and blend in with its surrounding skin. 

Because those beams of light are so short, the sessions are quick and easy, and patients do not experience much if any, pain or discomfort. and there is little to no downtime needed following the treatment.

Contact Fox Vein & Laser Experts For More Help

Whether you decide to receive scar removal by a dermatologist or by a vein and skin specialist, laser treatment is a great option. Call our office at 954-627-1045 to schedule a consultation with our team to learn more about the procedure and see if you are a good candidate.