Scars can be raised, at times becoming an outright keloid (overgrown scar), or, depressed. They can be red, white or brownish. Acne scars can be flesh colored once they age.
Treatment of raised scars can be started by cortisone injections, which helps flatten them out over time. Combined with massaging and some over the counter remedies, they may respond enough to satisfy the aesthetic needs of a patient.
If more elaborate treatment is needed, the red color can be faded by using the Pulse Dye laser (PDL), at times combined with the Fotofacial laser, which works for both red and brown discoloration. Raised as well as depressed scars, and even stretch marks can be improved by using the Affirm Multiplex laser, which works especially well for acne scars and other depressions in the skin. Click here for more about these treatments.
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