Can Dermatologists Remove Scars?

Whether they’re caused by acne, surgery, a traumatic injury, or even stretch marks from pregnancy, a skilled dermatologist can carry out treatment that will dramatically reduce their appearance. 

Can Dermatologists Remove Scars?

Scars on any area of the body can have a negative effect on self-esteem. Whether they’re caused by acne, surgery, a traumatic injury, or even stretch marks from pregnancy, a skilled dermatologist can carry out treatment that will dramatically reduce their appearance. 

The foremost way that this is carried out is by a process known as microneedling.

Scar Removal at the Dermatology Office 

  • Different types of scar removal
  • Microneedling for scar removal

Different types of scar removal

Scars can be present on any area of the body. If they cause emotional distress, itch, are painful, or restrict movement, then you might be a candidate for scar removal. 

One thing that it’s crucial to understand is that no matter the cause of a scar, complete removal is not possible. However, there are many ways that the appearance can be reduced to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the method used and the severity of the scar itself.

Microneedling is a non-invasive, effective method that’s often used for scars caused by acne and surgery, as well as stretch marks and the appearance of large pores. This procedure is easily carried out at the dermatology office.

Microneedling for scar removal 

Microneedling involves the skin being gently punctured by a roller containing tiny, fine needles. It is virtually painless and stimulates the skin into a healing response that causes it to produce more collagen. This gradually increases over time, causing the scar to reduce in appearance.  

Most people require between 3-6 sessions to achieve the optimal results, with around 4-6 weeks in between each. However, most people notice a difference after the first procedure. The results are long-lasting and will be apparent for many months.

Other Advantages of Microneedling

  • Not just scar removal
  • Before, during, and after treatment 

Not just scar removal

While microneedling was originally developed to treat stretch marks, acne scars, and some surgical scars, the treatment has evolved and is now commonly used in many other areas. These include:

  • Abnormal skin pigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • General skin rejuvenation

Before, during, and after treatment

A microneedling treatment begins with a personal consultation. Here you’ll be asked about your expectations, be assessed, and advised as to the level of scar reduction possible. The procedure itself is relatively painless, although you might experience some minor discomfort. A topical analgesia will be applied before treatment commences, which is then carried out by applying a dermal roller across the area that contains ultra-fine.

After the procedure the skin will appear pink or red and you’ll experience mild discomfort. This usually disappears over the next 24-72 hours. Make up can usually be applied the next day, although you should be prepared for there to be mild skin peeling for a few days.

The next session will be booked in for around 4-6 weeks’ time and the total number of treatments will be determined by the results seen. However, for most people this doesn’t usually exceed 6 sessions. 

While it might sound painful to have your skin punctured multiple times, rest assured that this isn’t the case. The needles used are ultra-fine–similar to acupuncture needles–and the experience is only mildly uncomfortable. After the treatment, your specialist will apply specific skin care products. Because of the process, these will be absorbed deeper into the upper layer of skin than with a regular topical application. This further helps the skin to repair, create more collagen, and ultimately reduce the scarring.

Contact Bayou City Dermatologists Today for the Ultimate Scar Removal Treatment 

Scar removal is a skilled treatment that demands an expert approach. At Bayou City Dermatologists we pride ourselves in offering the ultimate service—something that’ wholly apparent from the very first contact. You’ll be guided through the process with your experienced healthcare provider who’ll fully assess your scar/s, discuss the treatment options, and guide your expectations.

If you have scars of any kind and are keen to have the appearance reduced or removed, then take the first step now by visiting