Non-surgical treatments for treating scars

Dear Dr. Reichel

I am looking for Scar revision of 8 inch scar from chest surgery 15 years ago. What none surgical treatment can improve the look of this scar?

Thank you for the email inquiry. There are several non-surgical options for treating scars. It would be very important for me to see the scar in order to decide what treatment would be best. The consultation would be at no cost for you, and we may be able to do treatment on the same day.
The non-surgical options for scar improvement include injections of medications (such as kenalog) to help flatten scars. The other options include laser work. The Vbeam Perfecta laser can work very well if the scar is "heaped up" and/or red in color. It is the laser of choice if you have keloid scar formation. The Fraxel Restore laser can be used on older scars to help blend them in with the surrounding skin. Finally, a CO2 laser, such as the Lumenis Total FX can be used on tougher scars to also help to blend them in. The right procedure for you would depend on your scar.
I would be happy to see you in consultation. Please call 206-859-5777.
Thank you.
Dr R.
Jennifer Reichel MD
Director, Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center

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