Dr. Monica

A scar is a natural healing process after an injury. We offer
several treatment methods to help reduce size and
appearance of scars.

There are several types of scars.

  • Keloid Scars – raised scars that extend beyond the boundaries of the original injury.
  • Contracture Scars – common after a burn injury
  • Hypertrophic Scars – Raised scars that do not go beyond the boundary of the injury
  • Acne Scars – these come in several shapes and sizes
  • Stretch Marks – a form of scar caused by rapid growth

Treatments for scars

Dr. Scheel and her PAs will be able to design a customized scar treatment program for you. Often various methods are used to improve scar appearance and treatments may take several months depending on thickness and location of scar. 

Scar Treatment Options:

  • Prescriptions – You may be prescribed a scar treatment cream containing retinol or lightening creams to lighten a dark scar
  • IPL – intense pulsed light treatment smay be used to help reduce redness or brown hyperpigmentation in a scar.
  • Steroid Injections – Raised scars may benefit from steroid injections and silicone gel pads to flatten them.
  • CO2/Fractionated light – All scars, including surgical scars, acne scars, stretch marks, and raised scars benefit from laser treatments, both ablative and non-ablative.
  • Surgical Scar Revision – For a very unsightly scar the best option may be to surgically remove the scar, a procedure known as scar revision.

All of these treatment options are available at Dr. Monica Scheel Dermatology.
If you are interested in treating a scar please make an appointment with a medical
provider for a consultation.