What Causes Scars?

Scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process. When the skin is injured, the body produces new tissue from collagen, a unique protein. A scar is where this newly generated tissue has pulled together a wound’s edges, filling the gap. The new growth doesn’t always match the surrounding skin’s color or texture, leaving a visible mark. While scars serve a vital purpose, they may be very obvious to others, particularly facial scars, whether trauma or acne-related.

Tailored Scar Removal Services

At Antony Institute, we understand that each scar is unique, and we offer tailored scar removal treatments in Raleigh & Cary, NC to resolve a range of scar types. These are the main types of scars we treat: 

Contracture scars

Often resulting from burns, these scars tighten the skin. When formed over joints or deeper tissues, they can sometimes impair movement.

Depressed (atrophic) scars

Commonly seen with conditions like acne or chickenpox, these scars create sunken or indented areas. They can often impact self-confidence, especially in visible areas like the face.

Flat scars

Initially raised but eventually flattening, these scars may still affect appearance and comfort, particularly if they interfere with normal skin function.

Keloid scars

These are raised scars that extend beyond the boundaries of the original wound, caused by excess collagen production during healing. They can be itchy, tender, and cosmetically bothersome.

Raised (hypertrophic) scars

Firm and raised, these scars remain within the boundaries of the original wound but may persist over time, causing aesthetic concerns and potential functional limitations.

Stretch marks

Resulting from rapid skin expansion, such as during pregnancy or weight gain, these parallel lines on the skin’s surface can impact body image and self-esteem, especially when red, purple, prominent, or extensive.

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Injectables for Scar Reduction

Injectable treatments are effective for raised scars and keloids, reducing their size and alleviating symptoms such as pain, itching, and irritation. 

Resurfacing Treatments

Skin resurfacing treatments are designed to remove the top layers of damaged skin, revealing smoother, healthier skin beneath. Options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, light or laser therapy, and microneedling. 

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Laser Treatments

Laser treatments for scar reduction use focused beams of light to target and remodel scar tissue, resulting in a more even skin texture. Laser treatments offer a safe and effective solution for improving the appearance of scars caused by acne, surgery, injury, or other factors.

Scar Removal FAQ

While successfully reducing and removing scars is a frequent occurrence, many people have questions.

Is scar removal treatment painful?

How many treatments will I need?

What is the recovery process like?

Are scar removal treatments safe for all skin types?

Is scar removal treatment painful?

While some treatments may cause mild discomfort, numbing agents and pain management techniques minimize discomfort during the procedure. We focus on ensuring patient comfort in all scar removal treatments.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required depends on the type and severity of your scars. During an initial consultation, Dr. Antony will assess your condition and recommend a personalized treatment plan.

What is the recovery process like?

Recovery time varies depending on the type of treatment performed and the individual’s unique response. Most patients experience minimal downtime and can resume normal activities the same day or shortly after treatment.

Are scar removal treatments safe for all skin types?

Our scar removal treatments are suitable for a wide range of skin types and tones. During an initial consultation, Dr. Antony will assess your skin type to determine the most appropriate treatment.

Why Choose Us?

Don’t let scars hold you back from feeling confident. Choose Dr. Anu Antony at the Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery for advanced scar removal treatments in Raleigh & Cary, NC that effectively minimize the appearance of scars while promoting healthy skin rejuvenation. Dr. Antony employs various techniques to remove scars, reflecting the type, location, and severity of the scars. The treatments include laser therapy, microdermabrasion, and surgical revision, ensuring optimal results for each unique patient case. With her extensive experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Antony understands the complexities of skin healing and scar formation.

She combines this medical knowledge with an artistic touch to enhance the final appearance of the treated area. Her approach focuses on reducing the visibility of scars and improving your skin’s overall texture and health. Patients choose Dr. Antony for her commitment to providing compassionate, personalized care. She ensures that each treatment plan is carefully crafted to meet individual needs and offers support throughout the healing process to achieve the best possible outcomes. Trust Dr. Antony to help restore your confidence and achieve smoother, more beautiful skin.

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