Treatment information and recommendations

What is scarring?

Scarring is a natural part of the body’s healing process that occurs when the skin is damaged by injury, surgery, or certain skin conditions, such as acne or burns. It is the body’s way of repairing and replacing damaged tissue. Scarring can vary in appearance, texture, and severity depending on factors such as the depth and extent of the injury, individual healing response, and location on the body.

what are the different types of scarring?

Hypertrophic Scars

These scars are raised, red, and may appear thicker than the surrounding skin. They develop when the body produces excess collagen during the healing process.

Keloid Scars

Keloids are a type of raised scar that extends beyond the boundaries of the original injury. They can be itchy, tender, and may continue to grow over time. Keloids are more common in individuals with darker skin tones.

Atrophic Scars

Atrophic scars are characterized by a loss of tissue, resulting in a depressed or sunken appearance. Examples include ice pick scars (deep, narrow pits), boxcar scars (wide, shallow depressions), and rolling scars (broad, shallow indentations).

Contracture Scars

Contracture scars occur when large areas of skin are lost or damaged, such as in burns or traumatic injuries. These scars can tighten and pull the surrounding skin, limiting movement and flexibility.

How can scarring be effectively treated?

Topical Treatments

Over-the-counter or prescription creams, gels, or silicone-based sheets may help improve the appearance of scars by hydrating the skin, reducing inflammation, and promoting collagen remodeling.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Procedures such as microneedling, laser therapy, chemical peels, or dermal fillers can help remodel scar tissue, stimulate collagen production, and improve skin texture and tone.

Surgical Techniques

Surgical options such as scar revision or excision may be recommended for certain types of scars, particularly those that are large, raised, or causing functional impairment.


Corticosteroid injections or injections of filler substances may be used to flatten raised scars or improve their appearance.

Our recommended treatments for scarring


Chemical Peels

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