Frequently Asked Questions: Scar Removal
- Posted on: Aug 15 2018
After an injury or surgery, you might have to do physical therapy to recover the mobility of your limbs. But months and months later, are the scars from that injury still troubling you? Sometimes you might feel like your scar attracts too much attention when you’re out and about, or perhaps you just don’t like the questions that people tend to ask you. Scars can sometimes be painful reminders about events or issues in our lives that we just don’t want to keep reliving.
Thankfully, there are ways to minimize the appearance of scars, and the treatment options just keep getting better. If you’re interested in scar removal, keep reading for some frequently asked questions about scar removal treatments.
How does it work?
Scar revision treatments can be tailored to your specific needs. Dr. Carpin will meet with you to see what kind of scar you have, and how noticeable it is now. Each scar is different, so each treatment will be different, too. The goal is always the same, though. Dr. Carpin’s goal is to create a thin, less painful, and less noticeable scar. Whether she suggests surgical excision, laser therapy, microneedling, or even steroid injections, know that you’re in good hands. Also, understand that scars can never be completely removed, though they can be made much less noticeable.
What kind of scars can be treated?
Scars from past acne breakouts, surgical scars, or even scars from accidents can generally be treated with one of the scar revision treatments utilized by Dr. Carpin. Depending on where they are and what kind of scar you have, treatment may vary. Depending on your scar, you may be asked to come in for several treatments to receive the best results.
How much will it cost?
Unfortunately, it is difficult to say without having a consultation. Different treatments will cost different amounts. If you are unsure, call us for a consultation and we can help you understand what you may expect. Generally, insurance does not cover scar revision treatments.
If you’re interested in scar revision treatment for scars from accidents, surgeries, or acne, call us today at (281) 333-4600 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin.
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