Scar Removal in Encinitas, CA
Causes of scar formationWhen the skin is traumatized due to pimple popping, surgery, or outside events, the body works to repair the damage by generating new collagen. This collagen is thicker and more ropelike than the normally smooth, flexible collagen we have in our skin. Over time, the body works to change this ropy collagen into the normal collagen, but the body doesn't ever quite get it right and a scar is formed. If the body has an over-exuberant response to the initial trauma, a hypertrophic scar or a keloid can form. Additionally, the body can underproduce the ropy scar collagen which results in an atrophic or depressed scar. These are often the type of scars created by acne. Thankfully, each of these scars can be treated with lasers.
About scar treatmentThe treatment of scars has been performed using lasers since the 1980s. With the introduction of the Fraxel laser, scar treatment has vastly improved. The Fraxel laser removes the bad ropy collagen and stimulates the body to generate new flexible collagen in its place. The Fraxel laser works for regular scars, atrophic, and hypertrophic scars. It is especially well suited for acne scars. It does not carry the same risks of surgery, i.e. worsening of the scar or spreading of the scar, as the skin is never broken. Laser treatment is associated with minimal discomfort and little downtime. Laser therapy is precise, accurate and effective. Additionally, if the scar is discolored with red or brown, these discolorations can be treated with other lasers such as the ExcelV.
Advantages of scar treatmentLaser scar treatment comes with many benefits:
- Few risks
- Little discomfort
- Minimal downtime
Each scar is unique in size, shape, thickness, and color. No two patients or scars are alike. A single treatment or a combination may be necessary to get the best results. Let board-certified dermatologist Dr. Lloyd lead you toward the best scar treatment for your needs.
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Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.
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