Unsightly scars can ruin an otherwise beautiful body. Those who struggle with acne, have been involved in accidents, or have had bad surgical procedures are no strangers to lingering scars. Unfortunately, without the proper help, scarring will last indefinitely. If you struggle with scars, Dr. Aronowitz can provide you with the care you deserve. The doctor offers both scar reconstruction and removal procedures that will minimize the appearance of scars and help you feel beautiful again. Schedule your appointment in Los Angeles, CA, to learn more.
What Causes Scarring?
Scarring develops when your body responds to injury. Injuries can include anything from an acne flare-up to a serious surgical procedure or accident. When your body is injured, collagen is produced and rushes to the scene. Unfortunately, excess collagen often causes uneven healing and discolored, bumpy scar formation.
Treatment for Scarring
Scar reconstruction procedures are performed by Dr. Aronowitz here at our Los Angeles office. Reconstruction procedures are typically done under local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. The proper anesthetic will depend on the extent of your scarring. This surgery is done to remove the scar formation with an incision directly. After removal, stitches are placed to help close the wound. Sometimes, skin grafts are also used, depending on the extent of your scarring.
Scar removal procedures are done using IPL laser technology and are non-invasive. This process is enhanced by Dr. Aronowitz’s special procedure that strives to minimize the appearance of your scars over time. This treatment is best done on small scars like those caused by acne.
What Results Can I Expect?
Some downtime is likely after a scar reconstruction surgery. However, there should not be much bruising or swelling expected after the procedure. On average, most people return to work after 7-10 days following this procedure. However, you should avoid strenuous physical activity for 4-6 weeks.
Scar removal requires little to no downtime. However, several sessions with our IPL device may be necessary to give you the best outcome possible. The appropriate treatment for your body will depend on the extent of your scarring and your desired results.
Schedule Treatments for Scarring in Los Angeles, CA
If you are struggling with scarring, Dr. Aronowitz can help. The doctor offers both removal and reconstruction procedures to help you get the skin you deserve. Learn more about these treatments by filling out and submitting the schedule form below or calling our office at (310) 659-0705.