Why do scars form?
Scars can form due a variety of circumstances including accidents, skin conditions like acne, surgical scarring, or as a result of certain diseases. When recovering from an injury or skin condition, your skin cells produce collagen at a quicker rate than your body’s natural collagen production in order to repair the wound. This results in a scar, which is an area of skin that is typically thicker and not as flexible as the rest of your skin.
The appearance of a scar can vary, depending on what caused them, how your body heals as a result, your natural skin tone and the location on your body. Scars may be flat, raised (also called a keloid scar), or depressed. They can also vary in size, texture and color.
How is a scar treated?
Different types of scars require different treatments. Your age, natural skin tone and how long you have had your scar will also affect the type of treatment to possibly improve it. The team at Vermont Med Spa has the training and experience to determine what type of scar you have, if it is likely to fade with time, when to treat it for best results and which specific treatment is recommended. In order to have a scar evaluated and develop a potential treatment plan, schedule an appointment today.
Request treatments at Vermont Med Spa
To reduce the scars on your face and/or body, schedule a consultation at Vermont Med Spa in Los Angeles. From our location in Rampart Village/Koreatown, we provide peels, IPL treatments, Morpheus8 skin resurfacing and PRP w/ microneedling. To get a custom treatment plan, give us a call at (323) 660-5625 or request your appointment online.