Why do scars form?

Scars can occur due to a variety of circumstances including accidents, skin conditions like acne, surgical scarring, or as a result of certain diseases. When recovering from an injury or skin condition, your skin cells produce collagen at a quicker rate than your body’s natural collagen production to repair the wound. This results in a scar, and your skin will appear thicker and less flexible than the rest of your skin.

The appearance of scars varies, depending on what caused them, how your body heals as a result, your natural skin tone, and the location on the body. Scars may be flat, raised (also called a keloid scar), or depressed. They can vary in size, texture, and color.

How are they treated?

Different types of scars require different treatments. Your age, natural skin tone, and how long you have had your scar will also affect the type of treatment to improve it. Our board-certified dermatologists have the training and experience to determine what type of scar you have, if it is likely to fade with time, when to treat it for best results, and which specific treatment is recommended.

At Dermatology & Skin Health, we provide dermal filler treatments and non-invasive skin resurfacing. Dermal filler injections, like Juvéderm Vollure and Restylane, can be used to smooth out creases, folds, and scars on the face. The CO2RE Fractional CO2 Resurfacing System encourages the production of collagen and healthy new skin cells. There is no surgery or downtime required. Learn more here.

Schedule scar treatments in Seacoast, NH or North Shore, MA

If you have unsightly scars on your face or body that you want to remove, request your consultation at Dermatology & Skin Health today. Request your consultation online, or give us a Call (603) 742-5556 (Dover & Newington), (978) 525-0100 (Peabody), (603) 965-3551 (Londonderry), or (603) 742-5556 (Bedford).

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