Scar Reduction

Scar Reduction Treatment in Washington, DC

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The Center for Laser Surgery has more than 25 years experience in the treatment of the entire spectrum of facial acne scars, surgical scars and scars secondary to trauma or auto accidents.

Acne Scars

Acne scars can appear as depressed or uneven areas of the face, small holes in the skin called "ice pick" scars or raised red or pink scars. Our treatment of these types of scars involves the use of a wide variety of lasers, innovative filler materials, surgical punch grafting and subsision providing a multi-faceted approach to this serious problem.

Previously, acne scar removal was traditionally treated with Erbium and Carbon Dioxide laser resurfacing. While these procedures can yield excellent results, they do require post-care and several days of post procedure downtime. The revolutionary Fraxel Laser Treatment now provides comparable results with little to no post-procedure downtime. Click here to learn more about Fraxel Laser treatment for Acne, Facial, and Traumatic Scarring. In addition to Fraxel treatment we have a wide variety of revolutionary dermal fillers such as Juvederm & Restylane to help raise depressed acne scars for a smoother skin appearance.

Surgical & Traumatic Scars

Surgical scars often present themselves as keloids, hypertrophic, or depressed areas with our without associated Erythema (redness). Depending on the type and severity of these scars these can be treated with Fraxel, Pulsed Dye, Erbium, and Carbon Dioxide lasers, or in the case of depressed scars fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm can be used to smooth and level out the skin surface at the scar reducing the scar's appearance.

Cryoshape Keloid Scar Removal

Keloid scars can be highly disfiguring, and have proven a challenge to effectively treat without recurrence...until now! The CryoShape procedure utilizes controlled internal cryotherapy (freezing) of keloid scars to cause regression or elimination without adjacent tissue trauma, limiting or eliminating the likelihood of post-treatment recurrence or additional keloid formation. This procedure is done in our office with local anesthesia (lidocaine) and takes approximately 1 hour. 

*The Cryoshape procedure is generally not covered by insurance companies, and payment is collected at time of service. Occasionally insurance companies may reimburse a patient for the procedure. We will provide the necessary forms to a patient to submit to their insurance provider for possible reimbursement. 

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