Scar Treatment Specialist

Amour Medical Aesthetics, Inc

Internists & Medical Aesthetics Specialists located in Chico, CA

Unsightly scars can hinder your quality of life, especially if they’re on your face. The skilled professionals at Amour Medical Aesthetics, Inc in Chico, California can reduce the appearance of scars to help you feel confident in your skin again. To learn more about scar treatments, call the friendly office staff today or schedule an appointment online.

Scar Treatment Q & A

Amour Medical Aesthetics, Inc

How does scarring happen?

Post-injury scarring is the natural way in which the body heals itself. Skin damaged from injury comes back together to heal, sometimes leaving behind skin that’s different in texture and appearance than surrounding skin. In some cases, injuries can leave almost invisible scars or scars that go away with time.

For injuries that don’t heal as well, there can be signs of scarring. Some may be unsightly and cause facial deformities, but the good news is that you don’t have to live with them. Amour Medical Aesthetics, Inc offers treatments to reduce scars and restore skin back to its natural state.

How can I treat scars on my face?

There are many different forms of treatment that can reduce the appearance of your scars, including:

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive exfoliation treatment. Using microcrystals, it can treat the outer layer of your skin to smooth the scar and reduce discoloration. Microdermabrasion can be effective on shallow scars and may take a few sessions for the best results.

Chemical peels

Like microdermabrasion, chemical peels also work to treat the outer layer of your skin to reduce the appearance of scars. Depending on the severity of your scar, your provider at Amour Medical Aesthetics, Inc can recommend which intensity of peel would be best for you: superficial, medium, or a deep peel.

Treatment type varies from patient to patient. To determine which form of treatment is best for your needs, consult with a professional at Amour Medical Aesthetics, Inc.

Laser treatment

New technology has allowed the use of lasers in the treatment of scars. Lasers can penetrate into the lower layers of your skin to stimulate the production of collagen. Increased production of collagen can work to smooth out the appearance of scars.

Do scar removal treatments work on all scars?

There are many different forms of scarring that respond to treatments. A few of the most common types of scarring that might benefit from treatment include:

  • Keloid scars - the result of overly aggressive healing that extends beyond the original injury
  • Contracture scars - typically caused by burns
  • Hypertrophic scars - similar to keloid scars, these scars are raised and red but don’t go beyond the point of injury
  • Acne scars - severe acne can leave behind scarring

If you’re in need of scar treatment or if you want to learn more about your options, call today or schedule an appointment online. The medical professionals at Amour Medical Aesthetics, Inc can walk you through the best treatment options for you.

*Individual results may vary