Scar Removal in Southern California

 
 
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Convenient locations in Temecula, Hemet, Menifee, Sun City, Moreno Valley, La Quinta, and Palm Springs, California

Skin is a seamless organ, similar to a fine cloth protecting valuable assets. A small tear in that cloth can make a big difference in how it looks. Any burn, injury, or other trauma, such as surgery, can cause a scar. A scar isn't bad if it's small or in a location that's easy to conceal. For cases when a scar is completely visible or large and hard to look at, you may want to have it treated or make it go away. The truth is most scars will never completely go away, until there are some methods that can help reduce its size and change its appearance.
 
 
How Does Scarring Happen?
Scarring is a natural part of the healing process after an injury occurs. The depth and size of the wound or cut and the location of the injury do matter and so does your age, genes, sex, and ethnicity.

What Are The Types of Scars?

These are several different types of scars including:

  • Keloid Scars. These are the result of an overly aggressive healing process. They extend beyond the original injury. Over time, a keloid scar may hamper movement. Treatments include surgery to remove the scar, steroid injections, or silicone sheets to flatten the scar. Smaller keloids can be treated using cryotherapy (freezing therapy using liquid nitrogen).
  • Contracture Scars. If your skin has been burned, you may have a contracture scar. These scars tighten skin, which can impair your ability to move. Contracture scars may also go deeper, affecting muscles and nerves.
 
 
 
What Are Possible Treatments for Scars?
  • Hypertrophic Scars. These are raised, red scars that are similar to keloids but do not go beyond the boundary of the injury. Treatments include injections of steroids to reduce inflammation or silicone sheets, which flatten the scar.
  • Acne Scars. If you've had severe acne, you probably have the scars to prove it. There are many types of acne scars, ranging from deep pits to scars that are angular or wavelike in appearance. Treatment options depend on the types of acne scars you have.

Scar treatments may include:

  • Over-the-counter or prescription creams, ointments, or gels. These products can be used to treat scars that are caused by cuts or other injuries or wounds.
  • Surgical removal or treatment. There are many options to treat deeper scars depending on your particular case. These include skin grafts, excision, dermabrasion, or laser surgery.
  • Injections. You may get steroid injections to treat scars that stick out, such as keloids or hypertrophic scars. Other types of injections, such as collagen or other "fillers," may be useful for some types of pitted scarring, although these are not usually permanent solutions.
 
 
 
Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists offers many procedures and therapies for the treatment for your Scars. Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan for the diagnosis & treatment of this condition.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
 
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Temecula :(951) 303-6900
31720 Temecula Parkway, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92592

 
Menifee/Sun City: (951) 303-6900
26960 Cheerry Hills Blvd, Suite C
Sun City, CA 92586

 
La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253

 
 
Hemet: (951) 929-DERM (3376)
1011 E. Devonshire Ave., Suite 203
Hemet, CA 92543

 
Moreno Valley: (951) 208-7994
24060 Fir Avenue, Unit B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

 
Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
El Mirador Medical Plaza at desert Regional
Medical Center Campus
1180 North India Canyon Drive, Suite #E315
Palm Springs, CA 92262