14856 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75254
Patients from throughout the Dallas Metroplex visit Cosmetic Youth for exceptional service and first-class results. Our Dallas office is conveniently located for North Dallas, Las Colinas, Plano, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, and the surrounding areas. Call our Dallas plastic surgery office today to reserve your consultation with Dr. Weinstein and learn how we can improve your self-image and take years off your appearance.
Acne Scar and Scar Reduction
There are many ways to correct facial scarring. The first step is to determine which type of scar requires treatment. Acne scarring and pitting, some keloid scars, and stretch marks can be easily treated with the Fraxel® SR laser. These treatments involve several sessions to achieve optimal results. Most patients will achieve drastic reduction in the visibility of their scars with a scar reduction treatment.
Some scars require surgical revision, which involves removal of the old, large, or uneven scar and plastic repair of the wound to ensure proper and even healing. Laser treatment can be used as a supplemental treatment to help minimize the scar even more.
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Common Questions about Scar Reduction
Did you say that my stretch marks can be treated?
Yes. The newest resurfacing laser, the Fraxel SR, is capable of tightening the skin and reducing the visibility of stretch marks considerably. Stretch marks anywhere on the body can be treated, although newer marks which are still pinkish-red in color respond best.
I had an injury for which I probably should have had sutures, but did not. Now the scar is very jagged and thick. Is there anything that can be done?
This type of scar may require a surgical revision and possible laser treatment to help minimize its appearance.
If I have a scar treated, will it go away completely?
Scars will not disappear completely or be totally removed. The goal in scar reduction treatment is to rebuild healthy tissue, minimize the scar as much as possible, and repair any discoloration of the area that makes the scar more visible. You will have to look very closely, but the scar will still be there, only smaller, finer, and will closely resemble the color of the surrounding skin.
Are there any pre- or post-treatment directions to follow?
Pre-treatment instructions are based on the type of repair being performed. Your doctor or esthetician will provide exact details. Post treatment instructions vary by procedure. Your doctor or esthetician will provide exact details.