Scars can develop for several reasons, and while any kind of scar can lower an individuals self esteem, facial scars are especially disheartening. The face is the first thing people notice about you, and even if a scar is small, it can make the person feel uncomfortable and unsure of themselves. Many people who have facial scars as a result of acne, an accident, a medical conditions or any other reason may feel as though there is nothing they can do to correct the problem, but Dr. John P. Freeman has the solution.
Scar Revision therapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can reduce or possibly even completely eliminate scars on the face. There are several options to choose from, depending on the size and depth of the scar and personal preference. Lets explore some of these options and each of their benefits in removing facial scars.
One of the most popular methods sought after by patients to remove facial scars is skin resurfacing. There are two approaches to resurfacing patients can choose from. The traditional method is called dermabrasion and works by removing the top layers of the skin where the scars are located through the use of a wire brush or rotating diamond wheel. Recovery time is as little as 10 days, but for patients who want faster results, laser skin resurfacing is an ideal option.
Laser skin resurfacing involves the use of an innovative Carbon Dioxide pulse laser that not only treats scars, but can diminish the appearance or eliminate other imperfections on the skin as well, including wrinkles and sun damage. Unlike traditional dermabrasion, the laser works by vaporizing skin cells instead of removing an entire skin layer, thus resulting in less trauma for the patient and faster recovery times. Laser skin resurfacing patients can experience optimal results in as little as one week, making the procedure ideal for individuals who worry about too much downtime. With both skin resurfacing procedures, patients can expect healthier and younger looking skin without the use of surgery.
A chemical peel is another non-surgical option for reducing the appearance of facial scars. Chemical peels are extremely popular because they can not only treat scars and other skin imperfections, but leave skin feeling soft, smooth and radiant. The procedure consists of a chemical solution that is placed on the skin and which removes the damaged outer layers where scars and imperfections are present.
Also known as derma peeling, the chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance and texture of the skin, whether the goal is scar revision or skin rejuvenation. Chemical peels can treat acne scars, sun damage, rough skin, irregular skin pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, and even age and liver spots.
If you have been suffering because of facial scars that make you feel insecure or embarrassed, Texas facial surgeon Dr. John P. Freeman can transform the problem areas, leaving behind only beautiful, soft and smooth skin that you can feel confident about. Call Dr. Freeman today to discuss your ideal scar revision or rejuvenation procedure and be one step closer to radiant skin.