Treatment of Scars
Scars can be a source of self-consciousness and even physical pain, whether caused by acne, surgery, or injury. Our versatile laser technology is an excellent way to soften or eliminate unsightly scars. When you visit Summit Dermatology, your treatment will be customized and performed by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Kim.
Scars are formed when the wound-healing process is disrupted by certain factors such as too much or too little collagen production. Pulses of laser energy coagulate scar tissue and encourage the skin to repair itself with healthy new tissue.
After a thorough consultation and evaluation of your scar, we can customize a treatment plan to help correct discoloration, improve texture, and flatten raised areas. The specific laser or device considered will vary depending on the type, size, and location of your scar. The number of treatments required, recovery time and anticipated results are all discussed during your consultation. Although small scars may require one or two treatment sessions, more complex scars will require a series of treatments for the best overall results.
Scar solutions include the following:
- Excel V 532nm and 1064nm
- Fractora Radiofrequency Microneedling
- Intralesional steroid and 5-fluorouracil injections
Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Centralia, Shelton, Federal Way & surrounding areas in Washington.