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Procedure - Scar Treatment

Scars form as part of the healing process when the dermis (skin) is damaged. The body forms new collagen fibers to fix the damage. Unfortunately, these new collagen fibers don’t have the same quality and texture as the surrounding skin – thus, these collagen fibers become visible scars.

Types of Scars

Acne scars – if you’ve experienced moderate-to-severe acne, then you probably have the scars to prove it. Acne scars usually form as pits, resulting from the underlying tissue having been damaged and/or removed.

Keloid scars – these scars are a result of an overly aggressive healing process in which the body produces more collagen than is needed. These scars can extend beyond the original injury, or can even raise higher than the surrounding skin. Keloid scars are most common in younger people.

Stretch marks – these form when the skin stretches rapidly, usually during growth spurts or pregnancy. Stretch marks can also form when the skin is under tension, usually near an injured joint.

Contracture scars – these scars result from burns. The skin tightens and sometimes cracks. Contracture scars can also reach beneath the skin, affecting muscles and nerves.

Scar Treatment Options

Ogden Clinic Dermatologists provide a full range of scar treatment options, including:

Dermabrasion – this procedure uses special equipment to blend the irregularities of the scar with the surrounding skin. Dermabrasion is ideal for acne scars. It is not effective in treating birthmarks.

Laser resurfacing – this treatment achieves subtle results by manipulating the collagen beneath the skin without removing the upper layers of skin.

Microneedling – this procedure involves creating many small puncture holes into the superficial skin, stimulating collagen production to reduce the appearance of scars.

Other scar treatment options available at Ogden Clinic include cryosurgery, filler injections, and radiotherapy.

Rebecca  Dunn, PA-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Dunn, Rebecca, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090
Michael  Hadley, MD, Dermatology,  Bountiful, West Point

Hadley, Michael, MD
1560 S. Renaissance Towne Drive
Bountiful, UT
801-397-6100
Jason  Hadley, MD, Dermatology,  Professional Center North, Bountiful, West Point

Hadley, Jason, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-397-6100
Lea  Hedstrom, PA-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Hedstrom, Lea, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090
Kelsey  Johnson, PA-C, Dermatology,  Mountain View, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Johnson, Kelsey, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-397-6125
Makinzee  Kemp, PA-C, Dermatology,  Mountain View, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Kemp, Makinzee, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-397-6125
Todd  Lythgoe, PA-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North, Grand View, Bountiful, West Point

Lythgoe, Todd, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-397-6100
Christine  Packard, PA-C, Dermatology,  Bountiful

Packard, Christine, PA-C
1560 S. Renaissance Towne Drive
Bountiful, UT
801-397-6100
Lori  Ramirez, MD, Dermatology,  Mountain View, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Ramirez, Lori, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-397-6125
Greg  Reeves, PA-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Reeves, Greg, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090
Nancy  Shina, FNP-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Shina, Nancy, FNP-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Chad  Tingey, MD, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Tingey, Chad, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090