When you are born, the skin is usually a perfect organ without blemishes or scars. As you go through life, eventually some area suffers damage, leaving a scar. A visible facial scar is often a source of embarrassment that leads to feeling self-conscious about your appearance.
What is the Treatment for Facial Scars?
Over-the-counter creams, gels, or ointments may be helpful for some scars. If these treatments cannot smooth a visible facial scar, modern aesthetic treatments are available to smooth scars or reduce redness. Our board-certified plastic surgeon may be able to surgically remove or alter the scar, so it is far less visible.
Red, pitted, or uneven acne scars can be treated with a range of cosmetic dermatological procedures such as microdermabrasion and microneedling. Steroid injections may be helpful for some types of scars. Dermal fillers are an effective method for improving the appearance of pitted scars, filling uneven areas to create a smoother skin surface.